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Project by Vjer posted 06-25-2010 05:32 AM 1536 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this pool deck for a customer last summer when I was inbetween jobs. It is 8’x12’. I thought that I would be able to auger the 4×4’s in a half day. Boy was I wrong! It was more like a day and a half. That ground was so hard that it was coming up like shaved chocolate. That Texas sun will bake concrete…lol!
All framing materials are treated wood and the deck is composite decking. There is pool supply storage under the deck.

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 05:38 AM

Super looking deck nice details

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 04:45 PM

That deck came out sweet!
It makes that pool look ten times nicer.
I know what you mean about those post holes.
I worked on the side with my friend installing decks, and the day his post hole auger quit, so did I…..

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#3 posted 06-25-2010 04:51 PM

great looking deck. would be nice to see how something like that is made in steps… I better go do some searchin’

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#4 posted 06-25-2010 05:14 PM

Looks good.

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#5 posted 06-30-2010 05:37 PM

Great deck, I like the mix of pressure treated and composite.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 07-02-2010 11:19 PM

There is a trick to digging post holes in baked clay soils. Soak the spots you want to dig, dig down until you hit dry / hard, then resoak. Time consuming, but well worth it…

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 06:46 PM

Great article! Here is a blog about using composite decking for a pool deck!

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