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Old 10-21-2011, 08:42 AM   #1
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Deck Question

I have a inground pool about 33 feet in length. The pool company had to build up the turf about 4 feet because it was installed on a slant. Now there is a small hill that comes of the long side of the pool. The top of the hill is relatively flat and I was thinking about building a deck/patio on top. Was thinking about putting in on skids with 6x4s to support the 1 foot portion where the deck would be above the ground. The deck width would be about 6 - 8 ft. Got a few questions maybe someone could help answer:

1. Would this type of structure even be considered a deck or patio? I thought about calling the county inspection department but figured I would throw it out there.

2. Any other ideas for something that would basically be on the ground? I saw some different interlocking tiles and stuff but nothing that I thought would really look good.

3. Ive had some bad experience with treated pine from lowes. Seems to really warp quite a bit in the direct sun. Ive read that I probably should let it sit for a month before using while keeping it stacked. Im thinking about using cedar for the deck and the treated pine just for the skids. Does this sound good? Ive read that cedar doesnt warp like treated pine ill.


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Old 10-21-2011, 09:40 AM   #2
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Photos would help greatly. It's generally a bad practice to place an above ground pool on fill.


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1. I believe it would be classified as a deck or patio.
2. You can make this out of varieties of either wood or stone. Hundreds of choices you can pick from.
3. All PT wood will warp if left "just" stacked.
If you buy it and secure it, it stays where its screwed.
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