Susan Lee at Archadeck of Rhode Island certainly had her work cut out for her when creating a custom deck overlooking the water that had an “endless” feel and also an “endless” pool spa. From the deck, the owners wanted to make it look as if the deck actually ended over the water.
They also wanted the pool spa to look as if it ended or blended into the water. It’s tougher to see from this elevation and since the spa/pool is covered how it looks endless but from that elevation, you get the same great endless feel that you do from the deck photo above.
The endless design effect in creating this design were a small challenge in comparison to the challenges presented when building the deck. Here is a look from below from before the deck was built.
Here were some of the challenges. Archadeck could not put any footings in the concrete walkway which was a difficult design because it cantilevers 6’. So they worked with a local engineer and the building inspector to come up with a structure that met their needs.
The next architectural challenge was creating a crib for the pool spa which meant building a concrete crib for it to sit on and using a crane to lift it from the driveway to the deck.
Here they are using the crane to place the concrete pool crib.
What was nice is that the look from below was only enhanced by the beautiful stairs and lattice finish work that was done.
Last but not least is one of the final critical components of Archadeck projects – selecting the best quality, best fit products for the job. Archadeck partners with many product companies to ensure the products used live up to the quality of the design and stand the test of time.
The decking is Ipe with Versatex Trim and Permalatt 3-D Lattice and DuraDeck Aluminum Railing.
For these Portsmouth RI owners, their new deck adds the magic and maximizes their entertaining opportunities for their summer home. They love the deck and enjoy their endless pool daily. The owners were great to work with and thankful that we as Archadeck were able to pull it off with the help of the drafting department and our great crew.
To contact Susan Lee, call (902) 872-1342 today!