DIY Above Ground Pool Deck DIY Above Ground Pool Deck
Step 2: Building the Under Frame
Get strong, thick wood such as oak to hold up the under frame. It needs to be a little bit shorter than the pool itself, so you have room to put the actual floor down. In the under frame is where the floor joists need to be adjusted to hold the weight of whoever walks across it.
Step 3: Dig Holes for the Posts
The holes where the posts are going need to be labeled so you know where the poles will be placed. After the poles are put into the holes, make sure they are level and sitting straight, so you can pour in the cement. The cement needs a little time to dry, so give it about an hour or so while making sure that the poles don’t come loose or get unlevel.
Step 4: Finish Construction
After the cement has dried and the poles are put up, it is time to set the floor down. Once the floor is down, you can put up the railings to the stairs and the deck itself. If at all possible, you could use metal risers to give the steps a little strength to hold weight. It’s preferred after the rails are up, to put little pickets in between the top railing and the bottom board. This is for the safety of children, so they don’t fall through the opening in the middle of the boards. After the deck is done, you have a few choices whether or not to add on a little more, or leave it as it is and test its stability.