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    Pics of pool that is higher than the house....Anyone?

    So my house is about 4 or 5 feet lower than my pool. When I look out my back door, my eyes are just about even with the top of the pool.

    My problem is this. I want to put a deck on the pool. And I'm afraid if i put a deck on, the part you see from the house is going to look like it's 100ft in the air. Does that make sense?

    Just wondering if anyone has any pics of a pool setup that is similar to this so I can put my mind at ease.
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    Re: Pics of pool that is higher than the house....Anyone?

    Is your pool beside the house or behind it? I can't remember....
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    Re: Pics of pool that is higher than the house....Anyone?

    My pool is a little higher than my house (maybe a foot or so). I added my deck about a foot off the ground and then added a second higher deck in the back corner





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    Re: Pics of pool that is higher than the house....Anyone?

    Ours might be similar, but I don't know if it is quite that high. I don't have any good pics showing it right now, but I will post some in the morning. I was worried about the same thing, but I like how ours has turned out.
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    Re: Pics of pool that is higher than the house....Anyone?

    Here is an old pic taken from the back porch while we were building it. Ignore the chairs and old rusty firepit...lol
    As you can see, its quite higher than the back porch.

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    Re: Pics of pool that is higher than the house....Anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by kris77 View Post
    Here is an old pic taken from the back porch while we were building it. Ignore the chairs and old rusty firepit...lol
    As you can see, its quite higher than the back porch.

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    Re: Pics of pool that is higher than the house....Anyone?

    Yeah, its all I had handy. I'm actually standing on the edge of the porch/deck while taking this pic.

    I'll try and get a good pic tonight. But i'm in the process of tearing out the deck i'm standing on and building an actual covered porch. I just dont want to look off my porch and see a 6ft tall deck standing there. It actually might not look all that bad, but in my head, its going to look massive.

    I'm planning on making a 8' or 10' deck extending from the pool towards the house. And then having a 3' walkway all the way around the pool. But i'm afraid the end facing the house will look like its 15' tall from inside the house or on the new porch....lol

    Planning on something like this.....With the big end facing the house.

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    Re: Pics of pool that is higher than the house....Anyone?

    If it were me, I would not use lattice as a skirting on the deck. I know it's more economical, but I think it would enhance what you're looking to avoid. I think I would use boards, either horizontally or vertically, and maybe it would blend better.
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