Show off your AGP Deck please!

bioguy

Active member
Aug 5, 2018
41
Whitehouse Station, NJ
I'm planning on building a deck around our agp. I'm curious to see what you all have built. Please show me pictures.

One design element I'm definitely going to incorporate is the hinged Fascia (deck surround). I wonder if I could somehow slide the solar cover down through this and store it below deck.

What did you use for footers?

How did you ensure that it kept young kids out?

Is there anything you would do differently?
 

Tpopz

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Jun 4, 2019
74
Versailles, Kentucky
My deck is sort of temporary.......I am a farm manager and housing is part of the deal, this backyard isn’t really mine. So, everything I build will need to be un-built at some point.

Footers- just 4x8x16 blocks on compacted gravel.
Ground level deck is 10x10......I may expand next year
Pool level deck is 3.5x5
Don’t have any little ones around yet(oldest son married 6 years.......don’t get me started)
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bioguy

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Aug 5, 2018
41
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Some really beautiful work @Lisbek and @Tpopz .

@Tpopz how did you figure the angles on the stair stringer that comes down at an angle?

I'm in NJ and the government here is really adamant that we pay hundreds of dollars in permit fees to do anything more complex than mowing the lawn. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need 3 foot deep footers.

As for little ones - my wife and I were married 10 years before we figured out how to do it right. I know my parents were near despair.
 
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Tpopz

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Jun 4, 2019
74
Versailles, Kentucky
how did you figure the angles on the stair stringer that comes down at an angle?
I started by getting that stringer to the right length, which involved a template, some trial, error and eyeballing, then just used a straight-edge across the other stringers to get riser and tread cut lines. Most of it was cut with a hand saw as my circular saw was looking a little dangerous at those angles.

I got pretty lucky really and didn’t waste a 2x12. If you look closely at the middle stringer, you can see my first attempt at laying out treads and risers.
 

GregN

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Jun 18, 2015
50
Central NJ
That is some nice work there. Can your share the material you used for balusters and how they were connected to the top and bottom parts of rail system. I will be embarking on a pool deck project this fall and like the clean look of the black balusters.


My deck is sort of temporary.......I am a farm manager and housing is part of the deal, this backyard isn’t really mine. So, everything I build will need to be un-built at some point.

Footers- just 4x8x16 blocks on compacted gravel.
Ground level deck is 10x10......I may expand next year
Pool level deck is 3.5x5
Don’t have any little ones around yet(oldest son married 6 years.......don’t get me started)
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Tpopz

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Jun 4, 2019
74
Versailles, Kentucky
That is some nice work there. Can your share the material you used for balusters and how they were connected to the top and bottom parts of rail system. I will be embarking on a pool deck project this fall and like the clean look of the black balusters.
Thanks!

The baluster kit is just black aluminum you get at Lowes. It includes the connectors which just fasten to the rail with screws and the baluster slides over.

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On the stairs, my son 3D printed some adapters for the angle

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Casey

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Apr 16, 2007
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SW PA
I have to finish mine. I lost my mojo since dad died. Here are some pics of my new one married into my old one. I had my dad on the phone while I was doing this deck asking him if I did this that n the other if it'd be ok. When I showed him what I did so far he was so impressed. I put the decking under the rail to help make it easier on me to cover the pool. I am not getting younger and crawling under the deck is to much for me anymore. As I said earlier, I need to finish it and also cut another stringer for the steps. I'm also thinking about redoing the gate because its sagging.
 

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kd did

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May 5, 2017
56
Centennial, Colorado
I have to finish mine. I lost my mojo since dad died. Here are some pics of my new one married into my old one. I had my dad on the phone while I was doing this deck asking him if I did this that n the other if it'd be ok. When I showed him what I did so far he was so impressed. I put the decking under the rail to help make it easier on me to cover the pool. I am not getting younger and crawling under the deck is to much for me anymore. As I said earlier, I need to finish it and also cut another stringer for the steps. I'm also thinking about redoing the gate because its sagging.
Casey, So sorry for your loss. Deck looks amazing and I'm sure you finish it when you are ready. As long as the grandbaby can enjoy the pool, it is all good! ❤?
 
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aboykin2269

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Jun 3, 2015
327
Pittsboro NC
@aboykin2269 - Cool temporary build. How far along are you with the plan for the big build?
Already have the whole thing planned. I used a Deck design software and it even gives me a list of the lumber I need, hardware, footer dimensions, and even produces a cut list.
It's going to be free standing, and butt right up to the house. 12-1/2' x 40' with 1 step up to a platform that will go around about 1/4 of the pool. We are keeping the rest un-decked to maximize our beautiful country woods view.

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