Most pics I see show the deck boards going UNDER the pool rail. I'm concerned about whether or not the rail on top of my pool wall could handle people sitting on the edge, or using it pick themselves out of the water on to the deck, since the deck wouldn't take any weight off of the rail. We'll have a ladder, but I'm sure the the rail will have people's weight on it. I don't see any mention of weight limits or restrictions...but common sense says the resin rail atop a skinny wall shouldn't be supporting people.
My knee jerk response to this concern would be to put the deck OVER the rail. I know this is frowned upon because it restricts access to the pool wall if you need to replace the liner.
Also, I'm debating between cedar and composite. Have you all had luck with cedar (not rotting)?
So...what have you all done? Some pics? Any advice or suggestions welcome.