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Legacy Super Pool

The Legacy Super Pool, the benchmark for the ever-growing portable above-ground pool market, is the genius of a commitment to innovation whichwe have been doing for more than 20 years and are in extreme conditions, exotic locations and backyards all around the world.
Each Legacy Super Pool, like all our products, is designed by the most brilliant minds on the planet who have innovated more styles, sizes  The materials used to build your Legacy Super Pool are especially made for Legacy By Legacy. 

The liner is the centerpiece of the Legacy Super Pool and one that is the best in the above-ground pool market. The liner is designed and built  incredibly strong and durable, it is treated with a special coating that prevents dirt from attaching to exposed areas and provides protection against damage caused by UV light, mildew, and other fungi. Equally critical to the pool is the metal used to create the pool’s structure. Our structure is made from Galvanized teflon powder coated steel. Additionally, in order to extend the life of the metal structure, Non of the metal structure comes in contact with the steel

Size    Price
9ft x 17ft x 52in

7599.99

10ft x 18ft x 52in

7999.99

13ft x 21ft x 52in

8499.99

13ft x 25ft x 52in

9299.99

 17ft x 29ft x 52in

11,999.99

18ft x 30ft x 52in

12,499.99

21ft x 41ft x 52in

14999.99

21ft x 48ft x 52in

16999.99

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The many different sizes available give you the opportunity to choose the right size pool to meet your personal needs. However, should you need a special size, can build any shape or any size you need up to 500ft Long size requirements. Building custom pools is one of our specialties. We have built pools as small as 4’ x 4’ and as large as 300’ x 500’, along with any size inbetween . The same Legacy SuperPool is used commercial applications all over the world. Depths up to 10ft Are available.

Legacy Portable Pool Features

  • New Ovalineal Shape
  • True Circle Pool
  • 52″ Deep
  • Durable Poly-Reinforced Liner
  • Printed Marbleized interior
  • 50 mil liner
  • 35MIL Thick Liner Kevlar Technology Liner
  • Protective Liner Carrying Case
  • Simple and Easy Framework
  • 4 Layers of Frame Protection
  • Extra Strong Frame
  • Support Boots
  • Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel
  • Zinc-Plated
  • Two Coats of Baked Enamel
  • Frame is 100% Weld-Free and
  • Parts are Individually Wrapped
  • 30 year prorated warranty

Because Legacy Pools are so simple to set-up, they are also easy to disassemble and pack away during the cold winter months. And since the thick Marbleized liner of a Legacy Pool has a polyester woven core running through it, it does not shrink or dry out when the pool is stored away.


    

Any Size, Any Depth Any Shape Pool…..We can do it! Big Pools, Small Pools, Short Pools, Deep Pools.Choose from Over 200 sizes depth and shapes of these special Legacy Odyssey Pools or design your own and we will make it for you. Our crack engineers and designers can do almost anything. Currently our Maximum Size Is 180ft x 230 ft and Our Maximum Depth is 8 feet. But we are always engineering new ways to expand those horizons. So choose your size from the list below, or choose your own size and we will make it for you.

Legacy Odyssey Custom Made Pools Quality

Features

20,24,30,36,42,48,52 or anything up to 96 inches deep

Strongest Frame in the industry, never fails

Toughest available with “bullet proof” like material

Self Healing Liner

Hard Cornered frame Braces for Durability

Galvanized Steel Frame that is hot dipped, zinc plated, powder coated and the best in the industry

Tough Polyester Scrim that’s woven to repel all sharp objects

Totally Custom Made by the best maker in the industry, not some guy in his garage.

New Design Option”The Hopper Bottom” Pools with a deep end

Comes with:

A Frame Ladder

Filter Pump Combo

Skimmer

Hoses

Connections

 

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And Excerpt from Our Above Ground Pool Encyclopedia – Click Here to See More

 

Basic Above Ground Swimming Pool Maintenance

To make sure your  pool water is clean and clear we focus our topic in two main areas.  The maintenance or restoring of your Chemistry Balance of your swimming pool water and the cleaning of dirt and particulate matter from your pool.

The balance of water chemistry in an above ground pool is attained by testing. The adding of chemicals alone will not keep your pool water balanced, you must test the pool and see which levels have to be adjusted and adding chemicals only as proscribed by the tests. For your pool to function at it’s best, this balance must be maintained.

Secondly to insure good pool water maintenance we must remove particulate matter and dirt.  This is achieved by water circulation of the pool through a filtering system. Also brushing and vacuuming of the pool’s walls and sides will keep the pool from “growing” dirt or algae. With use of an automatic pool cleaner, this can be done at the same time as filtration. Cleaning the filter when needed will optimize this process.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and if you keep up  with maintenance it will prevent the  dreaded pool water problems that can occur when things get out of hand.’

 

Everything You need to know about above ground swimming pool water care and maintenance can be found right here.  Consider this your owner’s manual for your above ground pool. Answers to almost every question regarding the upkeep of your pool is given below. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please E-Mail Us

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Installing Steel Above Ground Pools

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  • Time Required 2 Days
  • Tools Required  Shovels, Levels, Wrenches Screw Drivers, Hammers Stakes, Rope, Flour Transom 
  • Attention to Detail Required on every step or something can go very wrong…especially with the liner
  • Hundreds of Parts, big, small, hard to find
  • Instructions Very Complicated 
  • Conclusion: Unless you are very handy and patient you might want to pay someone to install for you.

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What You Can Expect When You Order A Pool

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  1. All standard (non custom made) pools have shipping included in the pricing, and only residents of California are required to pay sales tax. So the price you see is the price you pay. Nothing Extra.
  2. All pools come with matched filtering system of your choice (Cartridge or Sand) that are sufficient from the size of the pool. Upgrades are only required if the pump is going to be at a distance from the pool or at a different elevation
  3. The rest of the equipment , Ladder, skimmer, plumbing connections are all included
  4. For items in stock (non custom) shipping takes about a week to tend days and the pool arrives on your curbside loaded on a pallet, wrapped and strapped. A lift gate will bring it down to the ground where you can roll it into your backyard one piece at a time
  5. We recommend that you always self install your pools, as no one has a better interest in getting it right, and we will be here to walk you through every step of the process.  A process that is so much easier with the newer technology Legacy Pools 
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Portable Pool Information

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Strong Enough For Dogs! Lots and Lots Of Dogs

 

How A Portable Pool Fits Into A Deck

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The pictures below are all custom made decks. They are offered here to give you an idea of what you can do with your pool.

 

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Step By Step Deck Building Made Easy.


This process is the same for Portable Pools Or Above Ground Pools

   
The floor framing around the pool consists of 18 trapezoidal floor-joist frames–4-sided frames with two parallel sides and two sides that angle toward each other. The dimensions for building the frames are contained in the plans. Begin by using 2 x 6s to build 17 identical frames. The 18th frame will be built to fit after the other frames are assembled around the pool. To speed up the job of building the individual frames, use galvanized-metal corner brackets to attach the four perimeter boards. Then, use joist hangers to install the center support joist. The floor-joist frames are supported by a series of 4 x 4 posts set in the concrete pier blocks. Begin by setting the first pair of blocks directly onto the ground beside the pool. You don’t have to remove the grass, but if the ground is uneven, use a shovel to level it out. Position the first pier block so its center is 12 in. from the pool wall. Place the second pier farther away from the pool, with its center 18 in. from the center of the first.
   
   
Next, stand two 4 x 4 posts in the square sockets molded into the piers. Lay a 4-ft. level across the top cap of the pool–the coping–and mark a level line across the 4 x 4s. Next, remove the posts and measure down from each line a distance equal to the thickness of the pool coping, plus 1-1/2 in. for the 2 x 6 decking, 5-1/2 in. for the 2 x 6 floor frame and 1/2 in. for expansion. Make a mark at this position on each post, and cut them to length. Now you can put the posts back onto the piers, but make sure they’re in their original positions. Repeat this procedure for the next pair of piers and posts. Refer to the plan or use one of the assembled floor-joist frames to position the pier blocks. Once the second pair of posts is cut to size, set them into the piers and place a floor-joist frame on top. Drive 2-1/2-in. deck screws down at an angle through the frame and into the tops of the posts. Continue to work your way around the pool, setting pier blocks, posts and frames. After installing the 17 assembled frames, measure and cut the last one to fit the remaining space.
   
Complete the pool-deck frame by screwing 2 x 4 diagonal braces to the 4 x 4 posts. The bracing isn’t required if the deck is less than 30 in. high.

Now set the pier blocks and posts for the 10 x 18-ft. sun deck. Again, refer to the plans for the exact positioning. The 42 piers are arranged in 11 rows spaced 24 in. on center. Once the posts are cut to size and set in the piers, install the 2 x 6 floor joists. Fasten the joists by screwing down at an angle into the tops of the posts with 2-1/2-in. deck screws.

One common technique used for decking around a circular pool requires each board to be tapered so they all radiate from the center of the pool. The method we used is a lot easier. Cut several 2 x 6s into 4-ft. lengths with one end of each cut at 80° instead of square. Slip the angled end of the first decking board under the pool’s coping, keeping it at least 1/2 in. away from the pool wall. Set the long edge of the deck board directly on the joint running between two adjoining floor-joist frames. Fasten the board to the joists with 2-1/2-in. deck screws. Lay the next board tight against the first one and screw it in place. (When the boards shrink, a 1/4-in. gap will appear between them.) Continue installing deck boards in this manner, with the angled end slipped under the coping, until you come to the next floor-joist frame. Lay a deck board in place and mark where it overlaps the joint between the two frames. Cut the board along the line and screw it in place. Trim the next two boards in the same manner, then go back to installing full-length boards again. Once all the deck boards are fastened down, use a circular saw to trim off their overhanging ends so they’re flush with the perimeter joists.
   
   
Now move over to the sun deck and start fastening down the 2 x 6 deck boards. Again, butt the boards tightly together and let them run long. Then, snap a chalkline and trim the boards flush with the joists Next, enclose the open space under the railing with 2 x 2 precut balusters (75 cents each)–these have one end beveled to 45°. Hold each baluster perfectly plumb, then screw it to the 2 x 6 railing and to the floor joist. Set the balusters 4 in. on center, with the beveled ends facing down
   
 
   
The final construction step is to build the stairs that lead from the sun deck down to the ground. To simplify this chore, we used five precut stair stringers ($7 each). Set the bottom ends of the stringers on concrete patio blocks. This will prevent them from sinking into the dirt and wicking up moisture. Screw the upper ends of the stringers to the floor joist. Create the stair treads by screwing 2 x 12s to the stringers.  

Portable Pools Information

Helpful Links:

A Customers Take On the Pool

Laguna Portable Pools

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Everything to know about Installing a Portable Pool
   

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Its Just that Simple!

Portable Pool Installation Slide Show

Complete From Beginning to End


From the best of the best Legacy  Pool to the inexpensive Family Fun Pool we have what you are looking for, whether it is something to last a life time, or just  a summer or two they are all right here. We also have the lowest prices on the internet. Our Premium Quality Portable Pools are the strongest pools available! Good for families with kids, dogs and even lions! These Pools are Tested and Approved By Olla Click Here to See More

In backyards all across America, the summer landscape is once again blooming with above-ground swimming pools. According to the National Spa and Pool Institute, there are about 3.5 million of these opaline oases scattered from coast to coast, and 190,000 new ones are sold annually.

It’s easy to see why above-ground pools are so popular: They’re affordable, quick and easy to install and require minimal maintenance. However, to get the most enjoyment out of your above-ground pool you need a wood deck that surrounds it. Not only will you never again have to climb a pool ladder, but a deck will also create a fun-in-the-sun gathering place for family and friends. It gives you a place to swim, sunbathe, dine at poolside or just visit.

The trouble is that most pool decks are too difficult or complicated for the weekend carpenter to build. Plus, there are very few attractive pool-deck plans available, and most of those require you to dig and pour dozens of concrete footings.

Fortunately, we discovered a better, simpler approach for building a handsome pool deck. Ours, shown here, may look complicated, but we employed a few timesaving techniques that greatly simplified the construction process and, in turn, dramatically reduced the amount of work required to complete this project. And best of all, we didn’t have to dig a single hole.

Deck Design
Our deck is built around a 21-ft.-dia. pool. It’s constructed entirely of pressure-treated lumber and features a 360° wraparound pool deck that’s connected to a spacious 10 x 18-ft. sun deck. The 3-1/2-ft.-wide circular pool deck provides easy access to the water, while the sun deck is large enough to accommodate a table and chairs and a few chaise lounges.

As mentioned earlier, we employed a timesaving deck-building method that didn’t require us to dig postholes or pour concrete footings. It’s called a floating-foundation system. The entire deck is supported by concrete pier blocks that simply sit on the ground.

Floating foundations are generally allowed by building codes nationwide, including regions that experience frost heave. However, codes do differ from town to town, so be sure to check with your local building department before starting construction on your pool deck.

For this project, we used  precast piers ($5 each), which measure 8 in. high x 11 in. square and weigh about 45 pounds. Molded into the top of each are 1-1/2-in.-wide slots and a 3-1/2-in.-square recessed socket. The slots accept 2 x joists, while the socket is used to support a vertical 4 x 4 post.

To give you some idea of how much time and trouble we saved using the , consider this: It took us less than a day to set all 36 piers and 4 x 4 posts for the perimeter pool deck. If we had used the traditional posthole method, it would’ve taken at least two days just to dig the three dozen holes and pour the concrete footings.

The plans for building this deck are available free of charge from , the company that sells  piers. We ordered the Splash Deluxe plan, which came with a detailed materials list, cost estimator and instructions.

We spent about $2400 for materials to build our deck, which included the pressure-treated lumber, pier blocks, wood sealant, joist hangers and screws.

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Portable Pools Add On's And Upgrades

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All Pools Come Standard with a pump and filter fitted to the size of the pool, an A Frame ladder, skimmer, 20 mil solid blue overlap liner and all the plumbing. But if you want the option to upgrade or add on, here it is:

Standard Pool Package

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Cartridge Or Sand Filter A frame Ladder Plumbing and Fittings Skimmer

 

Available Add Ons

       
Upgrade Ladder Entry Steps Salt Water System Ion System
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Start Up Chemicals Comfy Pad Commercial Rubber Pads Heaters
        
Winter Covers Solar Covers Auto Pool Cleaner  
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Legacy Pool Information

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This Legacy Pool Survived Four Douglas Fir Trees That Were 100 feet tall and Two Feet Wide

The Day the Tree Met The Legacy Pool

 

One day a lumber jack missed his aim, and sent a tree crashing  on on a legacy pool!

As you might imagine, some of the frame work was damaged, and though you might think this ruined the pool but nope!

 

After replace a few pipes the pool was washed, rest and ready to give years of enjoyment.

Legacy Pools Are Tough!

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Legacy Pool Information

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Voted The Best Portable Pools In The World

   

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Legacy Pool Testing Certificates

   

 

 

 

Helpful Links:

 

A Customers Take On the Pool

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Put Any Pool In the Ground

Everything to know about Installing a Portable Pool
   

Click Click Installation

Its Just that Simple!

Portable Pool Installation Slide Show

Complete From Beginning to End


From the best of the best Legacy  Pool to the inexpensive Family Fun Pool we have what you are looking for, whether it is something to last a life time, or just  a summer or two they are all right here. We also have the lowest prices on the internet. Our Premium Quality Portable Pools are the strongest pools available! Good for families with kids, dogs and even lions! These Pools are Tested and Approved By Olla Click Here to See More

 

 

Portable Pool Deck Ideas

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Portable Pool FAQs

Understanding Your Pool

The material used in making your portable pool liner is the very strongest poly-reinforced liner material available.  So strong is this type of material, it actually resists ripping and tearing.

However, it can be punctured.  Although punctures, pin-holes and small drip leaks are not covered under warranty it is important to understand that they have no impact on the structural integrity of your pool and never has a small leak or puncture resulted in a failed liner.  So take care when unpacking, moving and assembling your  pool liner.

 

“Heal Thyself Pool.”

As hard as it may be to believe, your pool actually can heal itself.  How is that possible? Because of the tightly woven polyester scrim embedded in the liner material, a puncture will not rip or tear further.  In most cases, an unintentional puncture is as small as the head of a ball-point pen. In this case, the impurities found in your water will eventually clog-up the opening. You can actually see it happening over a period of time. However, if you don’t want to wait, you can use the included repair kit. Oh, and you can even repair your pool while it is still filled with water.

 

Trouble-Shooting

What is “weeping”?: Weeping is a natural occurrence with welded liner material. What is happening is a small amount of pool water is being squeezed out of a new liner’s welded areas.  If your ground has a slope or grade to it, this small amount of water may form a puddle.  Weeping is only temporary and stops within a short amount of time.

 

My pool was punctured what can I do?: A puncture on your pool is easily fixable.  In most cases, the puncture can be fixed without draining the pool.  Simply use the repair kit included with your pool.

 

I have been told that a leak is the sign of a pool liner about to give way: This is true of the old non-reinforced vinyl liners of yesteryear (used with the metal-sided above-ground pool). If a leak occurred with those liners, they would easily rip further. This is NOT the case with your pool.  The reinforced material used in your pool is similar to what is used with military inflatable boats. This material actually resists ripping and tearing.

 

Can I let my dog or cat play in the pool?: We would be very surprised if you can get your cat to play in the pool.  Dogs, on the other hand, love our pools.  Their claws will not damage the liner, but may scuff the surface.  But be careful, dog hair could play havoc with your filtering system.

 

My U-Pipes are digging into the ground.:  This may happen, even if you place your pool on asphalt.  Water seeks its own level and if your ground has settled at all, the U-Pipes may dig down a bit.

 

The pool wall is really bowed in.: As mentioned before this may occur as your pool is filling or if it is only partially filled.  But once the pool water reach 2/3 full the bowing should decrease.  If it persists, then your ground has compacted and maybe settling under the liner more the perimeter. You may need to drain and relevel the ground.

 

The Vertical openings in the liner do not line up with the holes in the horizontal pipes.:  If the frame is not firmly connected, this can slightly misalign the holes and openings (usually on the long sides).  This is not a problem and will not interfere with your pools structural integrity.

 

One on my corners has popped out.:  It is rare, but it has happened. Your pool will not fail, fall over, or collapse (our competitors do not even have corners on their pools).  Unfortunately, the only way to re-attach the corner is to drain the pool. If this happens, leave it for the season, then, when the pool is not being uses as much, drain it and re-attach the corner.

 

My pool is creaking.: This will probably happen for the first few days.  The pool is settling and the liner is adjusting on the frame. There is nothing ominous about this sound.

 

There is a dirty ring at my water edge.: Just like a bathtub, a dirty ring may form along the water edge. This is a combination of pollutants in your water combining and drying on the water edge of your inside liner. Usually just a little rubbing will remove it. For more stubborn stains check with your local pool supply dealer, they will have something for you to use that will not harm the liner.

 

Are there any chemicals that can harm my liner?: Chlorine is perhaps that harshest chemical you will introduce to your pool.  This, if poured directly on the liner, may/will cause fading but will not deteriorate the liner material. Do not use any kind of petroleum solvent (paint thinner, acetone, etc…). This will dissolve the PVC coating on your liner.

 

What can I use to clean my liner?: In most cases, regular dish soap and water will work fine.  For more stubborn stains, you can use denatured alcohol (found in most hardware stores).  This will clean without damage to the liner material.

 

Can I leave my pool up all year-round?:  Yes.  It can even freeze solid without any damage to the liner. Remember this liner material is NOT like the traditional non-reinforced vinyl-liners used with metal-sided above-ground pools.  Your liner will not dry out, become brittle, crack or rip and tear like the non-reinforced liner material.

 

Characteristics of Your Pool

Punctures, Pinhole Leaks, and Drip Leaks: It is not uncommon, that during assembly, your liner develops a small puncture or pinhole leak.  These punctures are caused by various reasons (something was dropped on the liner, something poked through the liner during the install, it was dragged over an abrasive surface, etc.). although these kind of punctures are not covered under warranty, they do not have any structural effect on your liner or warranty and are easily fixable using the repair kit included.

 

An Out-of-Level Pool:  There is no way to predict what your ground will do when thousands of pounds of water weight are placed on top.  Despite all your best efforts, the pool may still end up being out-of-level. This may require you to drain, disassemble, and remove the pool so you can re-level (and possible re-flatten) the pool site.  We reserve the right to void your warranty if your pool is out of level or uneven.

 

Never Use Blocks to Level Your Pool:  It is common misconception that you can make this type of pool level by placing blocks, tiles, wood or other rigid surface underneath the base U-pipes.  This may keep the frame level but will not be leveling the pool liner. We reserve the right to void your warranty if your pool is out of level or uneven.

 

The Pool Wall is “Bowing” In:  “Bowing” is a natural characteristic of a soft-sided pool. This “Bowing” may be much more dramatic and profound during filling. This is because the water weight is pulling the liner downward forcing the top rail frame to lean in. In most cases, this bowing will decrease as the water level rises. However, it is not uncommon for slight bowing to remain.  If your ground has settled at all, or is slightly out-of-level, one side may bow more than another.

 

Portable Pool Information

Portable Pools Information

Helpful Links:

 

A Customers Take On the Pool

Laguna Portable Pools

Put Any Pool In the Ground

Everything to know about Installing a Portable Pool
   

Click Click Installation

Its Just that Simple!

Portable Pool Installation Slide Show

Complete From Beginning to End


From the best of the best Legacy  Pool to the inexpensive Family Fun Pool we have what you are looking for, whether it is something to last a life time, or just  a summer or two they are all right here. We also have the lowest prices on the internet. Our Premium Quality Portable Pools are the strongest pools available! Good for families with kids, dogs and even lions! These Pools are Tested and Approved By Olla Click Here to See More

 

 

Portable Pool Deck Ideas

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Portable Pool Deck Ideas

The pictures below are all custom made decks. They are offered here to give you an idea of what you can do with your pool.

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Step By Step Deck Building Made Easy.


This process is the same for Portable Pools Or Above Ground Pools

   
The floor framing around the pool consists of 18 trapezoidal floor-joist frames–4-sided frames with two parallel sides and two sides that angle toward each other. The dimensions for building the frames are contained in the plans. Begin by using 2 x 6s to build 17 identical frames. The 18th frame will be built to fit after the other frames are assembled around the pool. To speed up the job of building the individual frames, use galvanized-metal corner brackets to attach the four perimeter boards. Then, use joist hangers to install the center support joist. The floor-joist frames are supported by a series of 4 x 4 posts set in the concrete pier blocks. Begin by setting the first pair of blocks directly onto the ground beside the pool. You don’t have to remove the grass, but if the ground is uneven, use a shovel to level it out. Position the first pier block so its center is 12 in. from the pool wall. Place the second pier farther away from the pool, with its center 18 in. from the center of the first.
   
   
Next, stand two 4 x 4 posts in the square sockets molded into the piers. Lay a 4-ft. level across the top cap of the pool–the coping–and mark a level line across the 4 x 4s. Next, remove the posts and measure down from each line a distance equal to the thickness of the pool coping, plus 1-1/2 in. for the 2 x 6 decking, 5-1/2 in. for the 2 x 6 floor frame and 1/2 in. for expansion. Make a mark at this position on each post, and cut them to length. Now you can put the posts back onto the piers, but make sure they’re in their original positions. Repeat this procedure for the next pair of piers and posts. Refer to the plan or use one of the assembled floor-joist frames to position the pier blocks. Once the second pair of posts is cut to size, set them into the piers and place a floor-joist frame on top. Drive 2-1/2-in. deck screws down at an angle through the frame and into the tops of the posts. Continue to work your way around the pool, setting pier blocks, posts and frames. After installing the 17 assembled frames, measure and cut the last one to fit the remaining space.
   
Complete the pool-deck frame by screwing 2 x 4 diagonal braces to the 4 x 4 posts. The bracing isn’t required if the deck is less than 30 in. high.

Now set the pier blocks and posts for the 10 x 18-ft. sun deck. Again, refer to the plans for the exact positioning. The 42 piers are arranged in 11 rows spaced 24 in. on center. Once the posts are cut to size and set in the piers, install the 2 x 6 floor joists. Fasten the joists by screwing down at an angle into the tops of the posts with 2-1/2-in. deck screws.

One common technique used for decking around a circular pool requires each board to be tapered so they all radiate from the center of the pool. The method we used is a lot easier. Cut several 2 x 6s into 4-ft. lengths with one end of each cut at 80° instead of square. Slip the angled end of the first decking board under the pool’s coping, keeping it at least 1/2 in. away from the pool wall. Set the long edge of the deck board directly on the joint running between two adjoining floor-joist frames. Fasten the board to the joists with 2-1/2-in. deck screws. Lay the next board tight against the first one and screw it in place. (When the boards shrink, a 1/4-in. gap will appear between them.) Continue installing deck boards in this manner, with the angled end slipped under the coping, until you come to the next floor-joist frame. Lay a deck board in place and mark where it overlaps the joint between the two frames. Cut the board along the line and screw it in place. Trim the next two boards in the same manner, then go back to installing full-length boards again. Once all the deck boards are fastened down, use a circular saw to trim off their overhanging ends so they’re flush with the perimeter joists.
   
   
Now move over to the sun deck and start fastening down the 2 x 6 deck boards. Again, butt the boards tightly together and let them run long. Then, snap a chalkline and trim the boards flush with the joists Next, enclose the open space under the railing with 2 x 2 precut balusters (75 cents each)–these have one end beveled to 45°. Hold each baluster perfectly plumb, then screw it to the 2 x 6 railing and to the floor joist. Set the balusters 4 in. on center, with the beveled ends facing down
   
 
   
The final construction step is to build the stairs that lead from the sun deck down to the ground. To simplify this chore, we used five precut stair stringers ($7 each). Set the bottom ends of the stringers on concrete patio blocks. This will prevent them from sinking into the dirt and wicking up moisture. Screw the upper ends of the stringers to the floor joist. Create the stair treads by screwing 2 x 12s to the stringers.  

In backyards all across America, the summer landscape is once again blooming with above-ground swimming pools. According to the National Spa and Pool Institute, there are about 3.5 million of these opaline oases scattered from coast to coast, and 190,000 new ones are sold annually.

It’s easy to see why above-ground pools are so popular: They’re affordable, quick and easy to install and require minimal maintenance. However, to get the most enjoyment out of your above-ground pool you need a wood deck that surrounds it. Not only will you never again have to climb a pool ladder, but a deck will also create a fun-in-the-sun gathering place for family and friends. It gives you a place to swim, sunbathe, dine at poolside or just visit.

The trouble is that most pool decks are too difficult or complicated for the weekend carpenter to build. Plus, there are very few attractive pool-deck plans available, and most of those require you to dig and pour dozens of concrete footings.

Fortunately, we discovered a better, simpler approach for building a handsome pool deck. Ours, shown here, may look complicated, but we employed a few timesaving techniques that greatly simplified the construction process and, in turn, dramatically reduced the amount of work required to complete this project. And best of all, we didn’t have to dig a single hole.

Deck Design
Our deck is built around a 21-ft.-dia. pool. It’s constructed entirely of pressure-treated lumber and features a 360° wraparound pool deck that’s connected to a spacious 10 x 18-ft. sun deck. The 3-1/2-ft.-wide circular pool deck provides easy access to the water, while the sun deck is large enough to accommodate a table and chairs and a few chaise lounges.

As mentioned earlier, we employed a timesaving deck-building method that didn’t require us to dig postholes or pour concrete footings. It’s called a floating-foundation system. The entire deck is supported by concrete pier blocks that simply sit on the ground.

Floating foundations are generally allowed by building codes nationwide, including regions that experience frost heave. However, codes do differ from town to town, so be sure to check with your local building department before starting construction on your pool deck.

For this project, we used  precast piers ($5 each), which measure 8 in. high x 11 in. square and weigh about 45 pounds. Molded into the top of each are 1-1/2-in.-wide slots and a 3-1/2-in.-square recessed socket. The slots accept 2 x joists, while the socket is used to support a vertical 4 x 4 post.

To give you some idea of how much time and trouble we saved using the , consider this: It took us less than a day to set all 36 piers and 4 x 4 posts for the perimeter pool deck. If we had used the traditional posthole method, it would’ve taken at least two days just to dig the three dozen holes and pour the concrete footings.

The plans for building this deck are available free of charge from , the company that sells  piers. We ordered the Splash Deluxe plan, which came with a detailed materials list, cost estimator and instructions.

We spent about $2400 for materials to build our deck, which included the pressure-treated lumber, pier blocks, wood sealant, joist hangers and screws.