Building a Pool and Master Spa Deck

by Pool Builders on 06-12-2010 in Articles

Building a Pool or Spa deck in your backyard can be both functionally and aesthetically rewarding. A deck can act as a space where you can lounge and relax, function as an area for shading and sunbathing, and it can be an additional space for entertaining guests. However, there are many things to consider before having your landscape designer start on planning the space, including the general purpose or function of the space, the design of the deck landscape and for course the cost of the constructing the deck.

Consider the General Use of your Deck

The first thing to consider when creating a deck for your pool or spa must begin with a thorough check of the exact function of this space. Carefully study the area for your deck installation, check if you will have this as a general outdoor area or a simple poolside surface only. Try to work with experts to see if you intend to have this area as permanent or for short term use as construction materials vary for these purposes. Having these ideas in mind, you will be able to pattern designs easily for your deck. Another advantage of good planning is that you will be able to estimate the cost of the construction. The basic of any construction is to deal with a certain budget; you don't want to overspend with something that you will not be happy with in the long run.

Choose the Deck Design

The second step is to work with a design. Once you have already determine the function of your planned deck, check with consultants, your design magazine or even the World Wide Web for possible designs considering the space that you have. There are hundreds of options available for your swimming pool or spa deck, a simple and open deck ledge will be best for small poolside area. Since this will maximize the small space that you have instead of just aesthetically improving it. You may want to consider rolled bond beams for smaller deck areas instead of having a full deck constructed. Furthermore, if you happen to have a wider space for your deck, you may opt for grander designs that will create drama and a relaxing ambience around your pool or spa area.

Manage the Cost

Manage the construction cost of your project by creating and staying on a budget. When you have already selected the space, function, and design for your swimming pool or spa deck the last important step is to check on the construction cost. When you are able to work on a budget, your next step is to look for the best materials that you will use for your deck. Specialty stores or local building store will usually have affordable and reliable materials that you will need for this project. You may check with your consultants as they know where to get the best construction material that will work with your chosen design.

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