What a difference a pool deck makes! These Jefferson County, AL, homeowners had a pool, and they had a deck. What’s wrong with this picture? The two were not working together in a way that might suggest backyard fun or summertime outdoor living at its most refreshing. The homeowners called Archadeck of Birmingham for a solution to their backyard dilemma. Summertime was not far off.
The first thing you might notice about this back yard is the steep slope of the lot. As you walk away from the house, the yard drops off quickly. The family had a small deck overlooking their above-ground pool, but they didn’t have a way to access the pool directly from the deck. It almost looks as though the deck was teasing them!
— This image shows the existing deck before Archadeck of Birmingham began the project.
Poolside Solution: A Spacious Multi-level Deck
Deck designer and builder Archadeck of Birmingham created a new two-level deck that includes an elevated area as well as a pool deck. The spacious poolside deck provides plenty of room for lounge chairs around the pool and access directly from the deck to the water.
The elevated portion of the new deck overlooks the pool, offering the same view of the pool and the back yard that the original deck offered. The difference now is that the deck stairs lead to the pool instead of away from it. And the new railing balusters are thinner so they obstruct less of the view compared to the old wooden pickets.
Natural Wood as Far as the Eye Can See
For this Jefferson County, AL, deck replacement project, the clients chose pressure-treated pine, which looks right at home amidst the heavily-wooded surroundings. While the railing is also made from PT pine, they selected black aluminum balusters from Deckorators. Dark balusters are an excellent choice here. They seem to disappear as you look through the deck railing, so they obstruct very little of the view.
Poolside Deck Access Enhances Convenience and Safety
When you have a backyard pool, safety matters and every second counts! Having easy access to the pool from the home and the elevated deck means a parent can rush to the pool quickly if needed. That was an important design consideration for pool deck builder Archadeck of Birmingham. We knew the family needed quick deck-to-pool access for safety as well as convenience. Whether you’re saving a swimmer’s life or simply carrying beverages on a tray, direct access is beneficial.
Do you need a Birmingham pool deck? Are you thinking about replacing, expanding, or updating your existing deck? Contact Archadeck of Birmingham today to make the time you spend outdoors this year time well spent! Call us now at (205) 576-5780.
— Derek & Carissa Crews, owners Archadeck of Birmingham.