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    Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    I am going to be building a deck for my ABG this year.. Was curious as how everyone did their flooring.. Do people put the flooring above the pool ledge? Below it? Level with it?

    Any replies are much appreciated!

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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    Here is how I did mine...




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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    I would lean toward over. In case the pool settles, it is more likely to settle than the deck due to weight.
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    I did mine over based on what I saw happen to the top rail on a friends pool. The best word to use was "trashed". By the end of the second year, he had to swap two of them with others on the pool as the damage was so bad they became a safety hazzard
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    This deck and pool were here when we bought our home 3 years ago. We have loved the setup. We just drained the pool - to prepare for our inground pool. Here are a few shots of what it looks like.

    [IMG]Old decking by misplaced_texan_usaf, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Old decking by misplaced_texan_usaf, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Old decking by misplaced_texan_usaf, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?


    We did our deck last summer and went under the top rail. So far so good.
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    I went under by a couple inches to make it easier to remove top rails for liner replacement down the road. I'm also getting too dang old to be crawling under the pool deck to put the winter cover on!


    The second portion of the deck will be a foot below top rail as I'll be attaching the deck to the garage n have a window to work around.
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    Well, there's a couple of good reasons for going under.
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    I am WAY under... I have enjoyed not standing "on the fence line" in my little yard and I don't need rails, except on my smaller upper deck.





    but I have a higher deck also.

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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    That's a good lookin rig you got goin there.
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    Thanks for all the replies.. We are having a heck of a time deciding how to build ours.. We have a fence but once we build the deck we will be basically standing and looking right into our neighbors sun room where they always are.. Though about using the same fencing for the railing on that side but don't know how dumb it will look..

    Argh..
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies.. We are having a heck of a time deciding how to build ours.. We have a fence but once we build the deck we will be basically standing and looking right into our neighbors sun room where they always are.. Though about using the same fencing for the railing on that side but don't know how dumb it will look..

    Argh..
    This is why our main deck is not at fence level. I enjoy being able to be on the deck but not on display. The smaller upper deck was a nice addition that I added years later.
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies.. We are having a heck of a time deciding how to build ours.. We have a fence but once we build the deck we will be basically standing and looking right into our neighbors sun room where they always are.. Though about using the same fencing for the railing on that side but don't know how dumb it will look..

    Argh..
    Why don't you go half way. You could still sit on lounge chairs and see over the top of the pool and not be on display to your neighbor's. I don't know if You could do some plantings for privacy also?
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    Added a pool deck to the existing lower deck just for access. I kept below the top ledge just a bit for maintenance and winter cover etc. same as Casey. I did skirt the bottom of the new deck with a frame and lattice.
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    That's a nice little set up you've got there Mike!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    Thanks Casey.
    I read your build blog when I got here last year. You are one tough cookie. Love how yours turned out and the umbrellas. What a view you have!
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    I had the same problem, neighbors/road, could see over a regular privacy fence. This is what my husband came up with.
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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJF54 View Post
    Added a pool deck to the existing lower deck just for access. I kept below the top ledge just a bit for maintenance and winter cover etc. same as Casey. I did skirt the bottom of the new deck with a frame and lattice.
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    0828141659.jpg0828141737.jpg
    Can you tell me the dimensions / size of your upper deck? Thanks!


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    Re: Building a Deck for an AGP.. Decking above ridge, below, level?

    Overall it's 12 x 6. I did work the angle for the cutout around the pool and modified the step opening to make sure the stairs landed on the existing deck.
    I can send you the plans and material calculator that I used if interested, just pm me an email address. The plans are a .pdf file.
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