Above Ground Pool Deck Ideas
Whether you’re thinking about purchasing a new above ground pool or adding a deck to an existing structure, your mind is probably swimming with ideas and questions. Before you take the plunge and commit to purchasing, we’ll help you find inspiration for deck designs, landscaping, and best practices for your new above ground pool and deck. Let’s dive in! (We’ll stop with the pool-related puns here. Promise.) ABOVE GROUND POOL DECK IMAGES Browse through our gallery of above ground pool deck images to begin planning your ideal deck. Get inspired with ideas for above ground pool decks. Whether you want to embrace your round above ground pool design, or use your deck to give the illusion of a sunken in-ground swimming pool, your options are virtually limitless. Before conceptualizing the above ground pool and deck combo of your dreams, there are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind before making your ideas a reality: Don’t put your pool on top of your deck. Even though you may see pictures of above ground pools with decks around them, most above ground pool deck is not meant to support a pool. In order to support a full pool, a deck would need to be incredibly sturdy. Not only does your deck need to support the pool itself, but it would also need to accommodate hundreds of gallons of water, and people inside the pool. Do give the illusion of a deck that supports your pool. This clever approach gives you the look of an inground or semi-inground or semi-sunken pool. A deck can be built around your above ground pool, aligning perfectly with the edges of your pool to look as if it’s been sunken into the deck itself. Don’t use your deck to support your pool. Your deck should be a freestanding structure capable of standing on its own. It should not use any part of your pool to stay standing or rest on top of any portion of your pool. This can compromise the integrity of both the deck and your pool and become a very costly mistake. Do get creative. This is your outdoor oasis. Make it your own! Embrace stonework or landscaping around your deck for a striking look. Opt for materials that compliment or contrast with one another. Maybe you like the look of grey composite with a tone-on-tone stone wall around your deck? Or perhaps you prefer a rich, dark wood-look deck would contrast nicely with a lighter wood pergola as a canopy above your deck? It’s up to you! Find a style you love.