Installing a composite deck around a pool is a great way to create a functional and stylish outdoor living space. However, if you are considering such a project, it is important to take certain steps to ensure that you end up with a high-quality, long-lasting deck that meets your needs. In this blog, we will walk through the steps a customer should take when interested in selecting a contractor and installing a composite deck around their pool.
Step 1: Determine Your Budget
Before you start any construction project, it is important to determine your budget. Composite decking can be more expensive than traditional wood decking, but it also has a longer lifespan and requires less maintenance.
You will want to consider the cost of materials, labor, and any additional features you want to add to your deck. It is also important to factor in any permits or fees that may be required by your local municipality. Make sure your pool and deck contactor is managing the permit process on your behalf.
Step 2: Plan the Deck Layout
Several homeowners want to know “when should I have the pool company out?” and “when should I contact the deck builder?”. The pool company should be the first contractor you call. Determining the layout of the pool will help determine the layout of the deck. Consider the size and shape of your pool, as well as any existing landscaping or features you want to incorporate into your design. You will also want to determine the location of any access points, such as stairs or gates. This will help you to determine the amount of decking material you will need and the overall cost of the project. Once the pool is under construction, contact your deck contractor to determine the size and scope of your project. Depending on the complexity of your project, Outback Deck offers a design-build process to help homeowners plan their dream outdoor living space.
Step 3: Choose the Right Composite Decking Material
Composite decking materials come in a variety of styles, colors, and textures. It is important to choose the right material that not only looks great but is also durable and long-lasting. Look for composite decking that is resistant to moisture, mold, and mildew, as well as UV rays. You will also want to consider the texture of the decking as well.
Step 4: Hire a Professional Deck Builder
While it is possible to install a composite deck yourself, it is often best to hire a professional deck builder. They will have the necessary skills and tools to ensure that your deck is installed correctly and meets all safety standards. When choosing a deck builder, look for someone who is licensed, insured, and has a good reputation in the community. You may also want to ask for references or photos of previous projects they have completed. There are several components involved when building a deck next to a pool.
Step 5: Maintenance and Care
Once your composite deck is installed, it is important to take proper care of it to ensure that it lasts for many years. Composite decking is low-maintenance, but it still requires some care to keep it looking its best. This includes regular cleaning and inspection for any damage or wear and tear. You will also want to protect your deck from harsh weather conditions and UV rays by using a protective sealant.
In conclusion, installing a composite deck around your pool can be a great way to create a functional and stylish outdoor living space. By following these steps, you can ensure that your deck is built to last and meets all your needs. With proper care and maintenance, your deck will provide you with many years of enjoyment.
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