So we decided to build a deck completely around our AG 24' pool.
It's far from done, and it's taking way longer than I'd like, but its tough when you are doing it all by yourself. Irwin quick clamps are my best friend right now....they have been like a second set of hands for me. 16' boards aren't light by any means. I "MIGHT" have it finished by the end of the summer.....lol I can only work on it about an hour or 2 every other day or so.
It has been one big learning experience. The back right side of the deck is actually about 6" below the top of the hillside...I had to dig out a little bit......The front left corner is about 5' off the ground.
Total length is 39'x30'. 3' walkway on each of the 3 narrowest sides and a 12' deck on the back, closest to the house. We have a small 10' back porch and it is just way too small, so I decided to go 12' on the pool deck. Boy oh boy, 12' in the middle is perfect, but when you get closer to the edge, it get to 14', then 16' then 18' and so on. The bottom left corner is HUGE!!!!! It's way more deck than we will ever need, but we have 2 small kids that will more than likely want to have tons of friends over when they get older. Since the deck is so big, it just gives us more reasons to have lots of ppl over for parties! lol