Hi all, so glad to find this forum as I'm getting so much information from everyone's posts. We are soon to be new pool owners after years of discussing it.
We are installing a 16' x 43' fiberglass sport pool, roman shape. We have a very large deck off the back of the house and will be placing the pool (long edge) 13' from the deck. It will have a 4' wide concrete walkway from the deck steps to the pool decking.
My questions are...
1. Why do most people put the larger decking space closest to the house? I was thinking it should be on the far side of the pool so when you are sitting there you are looking across the pool to the deck and anyone on it. Plus your less likely to have shadow from the house.
2. How much decking and what should the configuration be? I was thinking 4' wide on three sides and larger on the fourth to accommodate loungers. As I see it all eating and non pool socializing would be on the deck.
We want to minimize the investment in pool decking at this time, figuring we can add on later once we recover from the construction cost of the pool, fence, privacy landscaping.
Love to hear what those of you who have lived with a pool for awhile think...
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