How much Concrete decking around pool?

dmlk

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Jun 28, 2020
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Ohio
I'm sure this question is asked a lot but for those who have had their pools, is the decking just as important. If not more?! As you can see in the photo we already have a very large amount of patio pavers close to the home, then you will step down and that will all be concrete. I think after the step down will be about about 8ft of concrete. We will have a slide in the deep end and more concrete over there. On the side of the pool with the automatic cover, how much concrete? Was thinking 6 ft, enough for kids to run through. What about the side opposite of the home? Was thinking 5 feet on opposite side of patio. Is that enough for a chair or 2. Thanks in advance! * Don't mind the mess, everything is torn apart right now..*
 

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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
4,353
NY
I went with 9 ft on 2 sides of my rectangle and 5 ft on the other 2. 2 people can easily pass each other on the 5 ft sides, or one person passing a chair. On the long 9ft side, loungers fit fine with plenty of room to walk past but it’s not enough for a table and chairs. Yours will stay up by the house so that shouldn’t be a problem.
 
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