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    How much concrete do you have?

    Hi All,

    New to this forum and about to partake on my second pool build.

    I have a question on the amount of concrete/patio space you all have used for your pools.

    I'm thinking a 3-4 foot apron on 3 sides and then bringing the patio back about 15' to have space for table/chairs/grill etc..

    So I guess my question is how many sf of deck do you have? 400,500,1000sf?

    Any pictures illustrating the approximate square footage of your decks would be extremely helpful.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: How much concrete do you have?

    I have 3ft on the back side of the pool, about 6ft on the end with the diving board, and 12ft on the side where we sit. If I were doing it again I'd go 4ft on the back side. 3ft is much narrower than it sounds.
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    Re: How much concrete do you have?

    I have about 1,360 sqft.


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    Re: How much concrete do you have?

    We have 4 ft on the back side, 5 ft one end, 12 ft other end, 15 ft on the patio side near the house. The pool is 18 x 36.

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    Re: How much concrete do you have?

    Pool size in my sig.
    the apron around the pool is 4 ft. 3 is much narrow that it seems. 4 seems to be just right.

    The big part is 26 x 16 (not the best pic, but the only one I have access to at the moment)

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    Re: How much concrete do you have?

    I do agree that 4' seems to feel about right if you can do that as the skinniest measurement. We have that on the far side. Our others are about 10' & 15' on the ends and 13' on the side. This is pretty big (1,650 S.F.) but our yard is wide open and the pool is a destination pool so there is no adjacent space to use. The house deck and patio areas are separate. At least 12' gives you plenty of play/walking/socializing space between chaise lounges laid down flat and the pool even with people sitting with legs a dangling in the pool.
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    Re: How much concrete do you have?

    We have around 560 sq ft. on a 32X17 pool. Everyone we asked for suggestions all said get as much deck as you can afford. I was very specific about wanting several areas/groupings for entertaining.
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    Re: How much concrete do you have?

    We have right around 2000 sf of deck. 600 sf is covered.
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    Re: How much concrete do you have?

    We have just shy of 1000 square feet. 4 feet on the long edges and around 16 feet by 20 feet on the sides.



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