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Old 07-19-2008, 05:37 PM
Location: Austin, Texas
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I have been dreaming of getting a pool for my backyard for some time now, but the cost is just too steep. After doing some preliminary research, I'm seriously contemplating getting an above ground pool and having a deck built around it with enough room for a grill, and a table and chairs.

Does anyone have experience doing this in the Austin area? Any recommendations for deck builders who are good at designing a deck to accommodate this sort of project? It would be a bonus if they also install the pool, but that is not a necessity.

Also, anybody have a recommendation for a reasonably affordable pool? I'd like to keep that part to ~$800 (less would be nice ). And are above ground pools that have a "shallow end of some sort?

What about salt water systems? Pros/cons?

Any help would greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:46 PM
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You might want to consider a mineral system instead of a salt system. Salt system takes a conditioner (cyanneric acid) to help activate the salt after the generator puts a small electric charge on it to release the natural chlorine needed to sanitize. Feels great on the skin, easy on the upkeep, just not sure how well it does with the liner in terms of life.

Pros - Feels great on the skin, minimal upkeep
Cons - Cyanneric build up results in total draining every 3-4 yrs, starting over with new water.

I do know a deck guy that can get with you to design/ quote your project. PM me with details and I'll put you in touch. would help in advance to know footage, materials desired.

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Old 01-06-2009, 08:09 AM
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Did you ever find someone for this job? I was thinking about doing something similar.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:26 PM
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Pool guy, you know a deck guy? I am in the fort worth area.I have a pool I am looking for a resonable deck to be built and have no idea where to go. I have an 18X33 above ground pool and would like to have 3 ft walkway around the long part(33'?) of the pool on one side, and at least 8-10ft wide deck around either(not both) end(18'?) with an entry way(stairs, apoximately 4' above ground)) built up to it? I dont have a preference in material other than I am trying to keep cost minimal but need weatherpoofing.
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