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Deck question

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Hello there,

I have a deck question. I am thinking about putting up a deck around part of my pool. The building department asked me to add the deck to my application. The deck is about 16x14 with a cutout out for the steps. The pool has 52" walls and is going In semi 24" in the ground leaving 28" above. Can I use 2x6 joist and beams for this size deck or do I need 2x8's?

Thank you

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You can't even span 14' with a 2x8 . Maximum joist span for a 2"x8" in general depending on the lumber is maybe 12' ,more likely 11'1/2" at 16" on centers.
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