Since their inception, above-ground pools have been a popular alternative to in-ground residential swimming pools. They're less expensive, simple to install, and easy to disassemble and move. But the feature that you may miss is the deck—an area that surrounds your pool where you can lounge, read, watch kiddos play, and soak up some rays.
Fortunately, with a little bit of creativity and some DIY skills, you can create a deck for an above-ground pool. Here are 23 ideas for above-ground pool deck that will offer you the space you need to bask in the joy of your backyard swimming hole.
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This pool is meant to be a baby pool but everyone is sure to enjoy it when the weather gets warm enough. Scrap wood was used to build the small deck that allows for easy access in and out of the pool.Continue to 3 of 23 below.
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There's enough seating and shades here for a nice-sized get-together, all surrounding this unique storage container pool. Rocks are added beside the pool and party lights are strung above.Continue to 6 of 23 below.
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Matching Deck and Fence
Even a small backyard can be transformed into a relaxing oasis. This townhome's backyard got an instant upgrade with a small round pool tiled in Cuban Blend Ceramics. The small deck leading up to the pool matches the fence for a clean, contemporary look.Continue to 11 of 23 below.
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Make It High-End
Above-ground pools have come along way since their inception. House of Harvee's above-ground pool is surrounded with beautiful tiles that bring the colors of the white wall and bamboo accent wall together. A half glass wall separates the pool for safety without compromising on style, and a nearby lounge bed is the perfect place to take a nap in the sun after going for a dip.Continue to 12 of 23 below.
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Add a Gazebo
With an above-ground pool like this, you can host summertime gatherings for all your friends and family. The deck has plenty of space for people to sunbathe while the nearby gazebo houses an outdoor kitchen perfect for summer cookouts.Continue to 13 of 23 below.
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This weatherproof deck is a great place to dry off after a swim or provides a place to sit and dip your toes in. A nearby sitting area is great to watch the kids play in the pool or for relaxing with a glass of wine after a day of swimming.Continue to 14 of 23 below.
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Modular Pool Design
If you have room for a lap pool, a modular pool is a great option. It's more budget-friendly and has a modern look many above-ground pools don't have. This 20-foot pool by Tangle Pools features a deck that goes the entire length of the pool, providing plenty of room for lounge chairs and other outdoor furniture.Continue to 15 of 23 below.
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If you want an outdoor pool because swimming is an exercise that's easy on the joints, getting into the pool should be easy, too. This custom deck by T.B. Construction Inc. features ramps so you can easily get in and out of the pool.Continue to 16 of 23 below.
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Easy DIY Deck
A custom pool deck doesn't require advanced skills. You can create a deck and privacy wall using 2x4s or wood pallets. This stock tank pool sits perfectly flush against this wood seating area that's great for reading or sunbathing.Continue to 17 of 23 below.
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Small Seating Area
Long gone are the days where you had to climb into an above-ground pool. The advancement of pools today allow you to customize the type of deck you want so you can get the most out of your backyard. We love this small deck that leads up to the pool and has room for a comfortable bench.Continue to 18 of 23 below.
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The Bigger, The Better
This split-level deck serves dual purpose: The upper level gives you easy access to the above-ground pool while the lower level can house patio furniture, an outdoor grill and even a backyard game or two.Continue to 19 of 23 below.
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Multi-Level Deck Surround
How do you incorporate a flagstone patio with a new above-ground swimming pool? While beautiful and durable, walking on flagstone pavers in bare feet isn't exactly a pleasant experience. These deck builders came up with a smart solution that eases the transition from flagstones to pool: a multilevel deck that creates a surround for the pool, giving it the appearance of an in-ground model. The wood decking is much kinder on swimmers' bare feet and is more anti-slip than flagstones are. The deck levels also serve as low, wide steps leading up to the pool deck and can be used as casual seating or a place to dry off after swimming.Continue to 20 of 23 below.
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In the Wildflowers
The 30-minute "No Swimming After You Eat" rule doesn't have to apply here when you have a large deck with an outdoor dining area right off the above ground pool. Wildflowers surround the large pool to help it blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings.Continue to 21 of 23 below.
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No Lifeguard on Duty
If your community pool is too crowded, an above-ground pool in your own backyard is the way to go. Especially if you can install it right by your existing deck. Add a couple lounge chairs and you have your very own private pool on a budget.Continue to 22 of 23 below.
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Luxurious Curved Deck
This above ground pool proves you can have the look of a traditional pool without the hassle and cost of one. The curved tile deck provides plenty of room for lounging and potted plants and a dolphin statue makes you feel like you're at your favorite resort.Continue to 23 of 23 below.
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Enclosed Above Ground Pool
Built on a platform with a surrounding deck and fence, this pool area from the San Antonio Above Ground Pool & Spa Company becomes a private paradise. Swimmers and sunbathers can hang out at this backyard spot for hours, with space to lounge in and out of the pool as they please. The high walls provide a little added seclusion, which is something most residential pool owners desire. And the oval sunken above-ground pool has a look of permanence.