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Can a deck hold an above ground pool?

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Asked by: Jill Green

Installing a deck around your above-ground pool is a fairly straightforward way to make your pool more accessible and more enjoyable. Whether you build a deck all the way around your above-ground pool or just along one side, the extra space will give you and your guests a place to sunbathe and hang out at water level.

Can you set up a pool on a deck?

Building a deck to hold a pool takes a little extra planning. You can place a pool on a wooden deck if the construction takes into account several factors. Of course, pools are very heavy. And a lot of water will be splashed, poured and dripped on your wooded deck, potentially weakening it over time.

Can you put an Intex pool on a deck?

Avoid putting medium to large inflatable pools on a wooden or raised deck as they are not built to hold the weight. Considered leveling an area in the yard or using a concrete pad. You could possibly get away with putting smaller inflatable pools on a deck, it depends how many gallons of water they hold.

How much weight can my deck hold?

In general, most decks can withstand 100 lbs per square foot.

What should an above ground pool sit on?

A popular stabilizing option for above ground pools is poured concrete. They last a very long time and are completely flat and very durable. However, they can be pretty rough on softer materials and wear out the pool liner over time. So I recommend placing another layer in between the pool and the concrete.

Can a deck hold a small pool?

Safety codes stipulate that a deck should only hold 40 lbs. per square foot. Most children’s pools hold much more than one cubic foot, but even one foot is in violation of this number, which does not include the weight of children in the pool or adults monitoring the activity.

Can you put an above ground pool on a patio?

Many wonder though if above ground pools are exclusively used over grass, sand, or soil only and if installing it over concrete is impossible (for fear of it getting punctured). The good news is, yes, you can install your above ground pool on concrete if a sand or soil base is not possible.

Can I sink an above ground pool?

You need a much thicker pool wall to fully bury your pool. While the installation of your above ground pool will probably require some excavation to get a level surface to assemble your pool, that excavation process is not intended to sink your above ground pool completely into the dirt.

Can I put an above ground pool in my garage?

A garage pool can be the least expensive option for installing your Endless Pools model. Most garages already have a level concrete floor (and if it’s slightly out of level, that can be easily, affordably fixed). An above-ground garage pool could save you money and be up and running the quickest.

How do you build a platform deck for an above ground pool?

And when I first started making the deck I just made a rectangle shape got that how I needed it to be and then cut more two by eights on the sides to continue over to the pool.

Should I put a tarp under my above ground pool?

At the bare minimum, yes you should put a tarp underneath your Intex pool. Inflatable pools, Bestway and Summer Ways pools will also benefit from a tarp. Although a tarp will help protect your pool there are far better choices such as foam tiles or proper commercial under pool pads.

Should I put dirt around my above ground pool?

Do not attempt to install an above-ground pool below ground where all sides of the pool are surrounded by dirt. The weight of the soil when it becomes saturated with water will cause the walls to collapse. Professional excavation is recommended if more than a few inches of slope must be removed for the pool to fit.

How long does it take to put up an above ground pool?

The installation of an above ground pool can generally be completed by an experienced pool installation crew in about 4-6 hours.

Why do above ground pools collapse?

Pool Collapse – An above ground pool collapse is often caused by the results of ice damage, but it can also happen when there is too much snow accumulated on top of the pool and the frame cannot handle the weight.

How many bags of sand do I need for a 15 foot pool?

How Much Sand Will I Need For Pool Installation?

Amount for Sand Base with SAND COVE
Pool Size Yards of Sand Tons of Sand
12′ Round 1.00 1.40
15′ Round 1.50 2.00
18′ Round 2.00 3.00