This blog does a number of things for me, one of which is my own personal time capsule or library. When we try to remember when we did something we often turn here. With that in mind this year we decided to replace our pool deck.
We have our own special FAUX in-ground pool. It’s an above ground pool built into the side of what was at one point the Summer kitchen for this 1800’s farm house. From there a deck wraps around it.
It was here when we moved in, and quite frankly needed replaced about two years after we moved in. In 2009 we had our pool replaced, you can see how bad the deck was in the photos on that post here.
Part of the problem was that the new pool wasn’t put as close to the deck as the old pool, so we had to build up a little extra trim to get by.
In 2010, instead of tearing up and rebuilding the deck we used “Restore” deck paint, which was awesome and got us to where we are today. That product worked so well we intend to put it on this deck from the start, or next year.
Over the memorial holiday weekend this year (2018) we gutted the deck, rebuilt a bunch of the foundation, and replaced the surrounding fence too.
The fence still needs painted and will be in the fall.
Lumber and materials were purchased at Menards, though if I had it to do over again I might try Lowes or HomeDepot. I ordered online, and they delivered it pretty quickly. However, I didn’t go pick out the wood and there was a lot of low-quality wood in the decking that got delivered.