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  1. #1
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    Default Swimming Pools set into deck - rim of pool higher than deck = problem

    Any builders out there who know about swimming pools and decks.
    Our pool and deck have been poorly built, the pool rim should be lower than the deck, and the deck should go over the edge of the pool.
    But the pool is a tad too high, and the previous owners have part of the deck sitting on the edge of the pool, which shouldnt be bearing any load.

    Any builders know how to get around to this.
    We are replacing part of the rotten decking, and looking to run timber up to the pool, and put in some kind of rubber edge around the pool ???

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    What type of pool? Probably needs
    a picture to comment sensibly.
    Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    What type of pool? Probably needs
    a picture to comment sensibly.
    Yep good idea I have opened up myself to that
    Note how the ply is sitting on the pool rim and it shouldnt be.


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    I have something vaguely similar. My assessment of the situation:

    Those curved ply pieces are likely screwed down, to be removable.
    That's necessary, because the fittings on top of the pool wall need
    to be removed if the liner is replaced.

    The part of the deck that projects over the pool rim may be cantilevered,
    putting little load on the pool walls. However, if it is a part of the fixed
    decking, then it would be a problem, as implied in my last paragraph.

    Your set-up actually looks a lot better than mine.

    One piece of strong advice: do not use anything other than fully dried
    (cured) decking timber in any replacement exercise. Also, make sure the
    gap between boards is, ahhh, significant. It looks OK in your pictures.

    Further, get one piece in a suitable area made like a trap door (just sits
    in there - not hinged) as it makes sweeping away leaves and other debris
    soooo easy.

    And, make sure the deck boards are drilled out before nailing down. That
    allows for timber racking, without pulling the nails out of the bearers. It
    will cost more because of the labour time, but it is worth it.
    Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

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    I want one of those

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    hi blue kiwi, have you solved your problem? We have a guy(recommended by paramount pool shop) coming tomorrow to advise us on a problem we have with our 3yr old pool before we approach the pool company who put it in, I could ask him if he does that type of work as well if you like?

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    I'm not sure I understand the original question... you either want to lower the pool or raise the deck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiberalLeft View Post
    I'm not sure I understand the original question... you either want to lower the pool or raise the deck?
    Neither.
    But I need to get the deck to match up to the pool.

    Deck should be higher so it should overlap the rim of the pool which cant bear any weight.
    if I keep to the plywood style that is there, this is weighing on the pool.

    Need a way to match the deck up to the edge of the pool.
    And put a nice trim on the edging, something rubber, and then tell everyone who goes in teh pool, not to climb out touching teh sides, to use the steps.

    or build some complicated canterlevired doodaki to put timber over the top of the rim of the pool

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    Quote Originally Posted by north shore View Post
    hi blue kiwi, have you solved your problem? We have a guy(recommended by paramount pool shop) coming tomorrow to advise us on a problem we have with our 3yr old pool before we approach the pool company who put it in, I could ask him if he does that type of work as well if you like?
    Yeah just ask him.
    We are going to go ahead with replacing timber and finding a better looking wood than the plywood currently used, and cut it so it falls just short of the pool wall.
    Not ideal as stress is still applied to the pool wall, and the wood on top of the untreated timber, will rot it in due course.

    anyone know of something you can apply to wood to make it sort of treated ?


 

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