If you think about a great place to relax or just have fun in the pool, you can achieve that with a deck for above-ground pool. Pool decks are just similar to other decks but are separate. Some regions have strict regulations and codes about the structures and way in to pool decks. That’s why before making any construction, contact your building code enforcement agency to find the requirements in your region.
Make a sketch of your plan based on your real area with 1 foot to 1 square scale. You should put some landscape elements in your design if you like. Sketch the deck you are keen on to have around the pool. You can consider using typical lumber lengths, as this way you will get most of the materials that you buy. It’s effective and frugal.
Now go to the ground and make the outline using marking paint. Get rid of the grass from the ground. Check your design sketch and arrange the position of footing and post using mason. Some codes in other regions have min depth about4-6 inches to make holes under the ground, but you can dig the holes about 10 inches diameter for footings, and don’t forget to put in a cardboard footing form 10 inches inside every hole you make then cover it with sand. Contact for the footing assessment once you finish making these holes.
Combine concrete in a wheelbarrow. Add every footing form and remain it to eliminate air pockets. Then you have to screed the upper part of form using a 16 inches piece of 2x4. Put J-bolt into the damp concrete where the post bracket will be. Use pressure-treated lumber for all the framing. Put post brackets and posts after the concrete has situated about full one day. Put the posts to the brackets with proper nails. Post-to-beam brackets set on topmost of the posts to support the beams. Add the beams and secure with more nails. All through process make sure you use a level so the post is upright and every beam level.
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