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How much is it to build a deck around a pool?

Last Updated: 27th June, 2020

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On average, building a pool deck costs around $5,000. Most homeowners pay between $3,000 and $12,000 for this project. Where you fall on that range depends on the materials you choose, the size of the patio, and the difficulty of the terrain. A simple wood deck for an above-ground pool may only need a $3,000 budget.

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Besides, how do you build a deck around a pool?

Part 1 Laying Out the Deck

  1. Measure your pool. Make sure you have an accurate record of the diameter and the height of the pool.
  2. Decide on the dimensions of your deck.
  3. Obtain any necessary permits.
  4. Choose what type of decking you want to use.
  5. Lay out the deck around the pool using stakes driven into the ground.

Beside above, how much does it cost to put concrete around a pool? The average cost of stamped concrete around an inground swimming pool is $9–$13 per square foot (depending on region). The average size of a stamped concrete pool patio in most areas is 500–900 square feet.

Regarding this, how much does a patio around a pool cost?

Your pool deck pavers material cost will largely come down to the type of paver you choose. You can see the full paving cost breakdown below, but overall, swimming pool pavers cost between $5 and $40 per square foot. In total, homeowners usually spend between $490 and $1,032 to install pavers around a pool.

What do you put under an above ground pool?

Sand Pad. Sand spread out on your pool site is a traditional method of installing an above ground pool. Just like commercial pads, you can use the sand alone or place it on top of concrete. However, you should note that sand might make your pool to be unstable when on top of concrete.

Related Question Answers

Higinio Korbes

Professional

How do you build a deck without digging holes?

Precast piers make it unnecessary to dig holes for your deck.
  1. Set your precast deck piers in a grid, at roughly three- to four-foot intervals.
  2. Measure your grid diagonally from corner to corner, using a measuring tape.
  3. Extend the line level to determine if the piers are level as a helper holds the other end.

Bakar LIX

Professional

What is the best pool deck surface?

Concrete pavers are a great option for pool decks because they are durable; chlorine and salt resistant, and can provide the look of natural stone. Pavers also provide good traction and are comfortable underfoot, because the joints take on moisture that helps cool the surface.

Gentil Uls

Professional

How deep can an above ground pool be?

Typical above ground pool depths are 48 or 52 inches deep. Above-ground pools require a level surface and access to electricity and water.

Wilhemina Ugidos

Explainer

How do you build a deck step by step?

ready mix concrete
  1. Step 1: Ground-Level Deck: Dig Holes for Posts.
  2. Step 2: Pour Concrete and Place Post Anchors.
  3. Step 3: Attach Beams to Post Anchors.
  4. Step 4: Attach Rim Joists and Angle Brackets.
  5. Step 5: Attach Inner Joists to Beam Faces.
  6. Step 6: Install Boards and Add Fasteners to Joists.

Ahlam Zuaznabar

Explainer

How do you build a deck radius?

Lay pieces of plywood along the circumference of the circle. You can trace and cut these plywood pieces into templates that you can lay out on top of the deck to trace your radius. It is always a good idea to install blocking between joists along the curved ends of the deck.

Monfrague Korneeva

Explainer

Can I put a pool on my deck?

You can place a pool on a wooden deck if the construction takes into account several factors. Of course, pools are very heavy. Finally, water moving around in your pool creates a lot of swaying and stress on a wood deck. Construct a deck that can hold up to the weight and stress of supporting a pool.

Eba Lami

Pundit

What is cheaper decking or patio?

Additionally, according to this article from HouseLogic, a free source from the National Association of Realtors™, decks run around $33 per square foot while a patio might cost as low as $15 per square foot. In short, patios are usually cheaper than decks.

Keesha Kovarik

Pundit

How much space do you need around a pool?

As a general rule the pool and pool surround should occupy an area of approx. 25% of the total available area. So if you have a small or medium sized backyard (~150 sqm), consider building a small pool from 20 – 28 sqm in size with a suitable small pool surround area.

Zabulon Zendoia

Pundit

What is best material for pool deck?

Swimming Pool Decking Materials
  • Concrete. Poured concrete is the most popular – and usually most affordable – pool decking material.
  • Wood. Wood is another popular decking material.
  • Stone.
  • Pavers.
  • Tile Deck.

Roi Canato

Pundit

What is the best surface to put around a pool?

Common materials for a pool patio surface
  • Concrete.
  • Pavers.
  • Travertine.
  • Stone.
  • Wood.
  • Brick.

Shanna Merte

Teacher

Are pavers good around a pool?

Advantages of a Paver Pool Deck
If you want a pool deck that reflects your sense of style or to match the aesthetics of your home, pavers are a great option. Pool deck pavers are also naturally slip-resistant, an important safety consideration for a pool deck. Finally, a paver pool deck is incredibly easy to maintain.

Rosel Markhanov

Teacher

How much decking should I have around my pool?

Our general recommendation is a minimum of 4 feet on each side and 8 feet on each end. If you're looking for a good starting point when designing your deck, we recommend a minimum of four feet on each side and eight feet on each end (for a rectangle pool).

Shad Gelot

Teacher

How can I decorate my pool area?

10 Pool Decoration Ideas
  1. Enforce the shade sail.
  2. Create a paradise setting around the pool.
  3. Use decorative stones to mark the lines.
  4. Bid on a beautiful garden furniture.
  5. Install a large pergola.
  6. Make a border of stones around your pool.
  7. Multiply the greenery near the pool.
  8. Arrange deco lanterns along the pool.

Florentin Ossendorff

Teacher

What is a good size for a swimming pool?

If you're not sure how big of a pool you need, looking at what's popular is a good place to start. Most rectangular pools are about twice as long on one side as they are on the other, with an average depth of around 5.5 feet. Typical swimming pool dimensions are 10 x 20, 15 x 30, and 20 x 40.

Delfino Ziegelbaur

Reviewer

What is the best paver to use around a pool?

There are a number of types of pool pavers that can be used to compliment your outdoor area.
  • Bluestone Pavers. As a paving material, Bluestone is extremely durable, environmentally friendly and very popular.
  • Concrete Pavers.
  • Porcelain Pavers.
  • Travertine Pavers.

Solangel Feliu

Reviewer

What is cheaper poured concrete or pavers?

While concrete is usually cheaper than pavers at installation, pavers require less in terms of long-term maintenance. As a result, concrete can potentially be more expensive over time than pavers, depending on the environment.

Oroncio Panchon

Reviewer

What is the concrete around a pool called?

The hardscape area around your swimming pool is called a surround, deck, or decking, even though it isn't always made of wood or composite, like traditional outdoor decks with which we most often associate the words. Traditionally, most in-ground swimming pool decks are made of concrete.

Vera Sarasti

Reviewer

How much does it cost to pour a 24x24 concrete slab?

Average Cost To Pour Concrete
To pour a typical 10x10 concrete slab will cost $670 to $930, a 12x12 slab for a patio will cost $796 to $1,476, a 20x24 driveway slab runs between $1,440 and $3,360, and a 24x24 slab for a garage will cost $3,058 to $5,944.

Ghassan Pohnitzsch

Supporter

How much does Kool Deck cost?

Supply Cost
Professional contractors at Backyard by Design estimate that Kool Deck costs roughly $3 to $4 per square foot when installed over existing concrete.