I've gained so much in knowledge and ideas by reviewing this site, I thought I should stop lurking. We purchased this house in 2007 with a boring backyard. Installed the pool in 2007. Now it's time to work on the rest. Hoping that DH likes the ABG pool more with a two level deck (calls it "the big bath tub".) I'll update with more pictures when the deck is done next week -- the ugly red deck came down last Friday.