An above ground pool can provide hours of summer fun for you and your family, but an above ground pool deck can take it to the next level. Not only do they add a finished, polished look to your pool, but they also provide a convenient and safe way to enter and exit the pool.

Design Options for Above Ground Pool Decks

Above ground pool decks come in a variety of designs, materials, and sizes. The most common design options include a basic deck that surrounds the entire pool, a partial deck that only surrounds a portion of the pool, and a freestanding deck that sits off to the side of the pool.

The most popular materials for above ground pool decks include wood, composite, and aluminum. Wood decks are a popular choice because they are relatively inexpensive and can be stained or painted to match the color scheme of your backyard. Composite decks are also a popular choice because they are low maintenance and come in a variety of colors. Aluminum decks are a more expensive option, but they are also low maintenance and can be customized to match the color scheme of your backyard.

Size is another important factor to consider when planning your above ground pool deck. The size of the deck should be proportionate to the size of the pool, and it should also be large enough to accommodate chairs, tables, and other outdoor furniture. A general rule of thumb is to have at least a 5×5 foot area for every 1 foot of pool perimeter.

Safety Considerations for Above Ground Pool Decks

Safety is a crucial consideration when building an above ground pool deck. The deck should have a non-slip surface to prevent slips and falls, and it should also be properly secured to the pool to ensure that it does not collapse. Additionally, any staircases or handrails should be securely attached and meet local building codes.

Another important safety consideration is to ensure that the deck is properly lit at night. This will not only make it safer to enter and exit the pool, but it will also make it more attractive at night.

Maintenance and Upkeep of Above Ground Pool Decks

Maintaining an above ground pool deck is relatively easy. The deck should be regularly cleaned and inspected for signs of wear and tear, and any loose or damaged boards should be repaired or replaced. Additionally, the deck should be sealed or stained every few years to protect the wood from weathering and to keep it looking new.

Composite decks require less maintenance than wood decks, and aluminum decks require even less. However, all decks should be inspected regularly to ensure that they are in good condition and that they are properly secured to the pool.


An above ground pool deck is a popular and convenient addition to any above ground pool. They add a finished, polished look to your pool, provide a convenient and safe way to enter and exit the pool, and can be customized to match the color scheme of your backyard. With proper planning and maintenance, an above ground pool deck can provide many years of summer fun for you and your family.

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The Deck Store offers the largest decking design, build and supplies.  Every deck project is one-of-a-kind. That is why at The Deck Store our first step is always to listen to our customers. Tell us what you need and want. Together we’ll work with you to create the right plan with the best products for your outdoor space.

At The Deck Store, our deck design team and building experts specialize in deck building and deck installation.  We are the most professional source for custom-designed and expertly installed outdoor living projects including composite decks, PVC decks, cabanas, pergolas, privacy screens, high-quality patio furniture, and much more. Plus, we offer a 10-year workmanship warranty.

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Helical Piles – Every good thing begins with a good foundation, and your deck is no different. Strength and stability is an important thing to build upon, and that’s why we like to build our decks upon something called Helical Piles. Often known as Screw Piles, Helical Piles are quickly becoming the most efficient and cost effective way to provide your project with a safe and sturdy foundation.

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Metal Framing – Once you have your post properly anchored and standing strong, it’s time for phase two: framing. Available in both metal and traditional pressure treated lumber, framing is the skeleton that supports you decking for the duration of its life.


Low Maintenance Materials – After your foundation is set and your framing secure, it’s time for the main event of the building process: your decking of choice. This can take on many forms, from traditional pressure treated to synthetic materials (composite/pvc), but is always accompanied by one constant; experienced and skilled build teams.

Deck Accents/Details

Having a new deck is great, but what really turns you backyard space from renovation to staycation are the character pieces and accents that you choose. Things such as custom pergolas, privacy screens, shading options and custom metal artwork can go a long way in turning your outdoor space into a retreat; and we all want the kind of yard that will leave our neighbors and friends jealous and talking.
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