When my contractor first brought up the idea of us considering above ground pool decks as a way to incorporate a large water feature in our awkwardly shaped and hilly backyard, I will admit that I was skeptical. Pretty much all above ground pools that I have seen before are those round things held up with some sort of pvc pipe rigging and, quite frankly, not particularly nice to look at. Then he showed me his portfolio and directed me to a gallery with some of the latest deck ideas 2022. I was absolutely blown away by how awesome and high end these pools looked and, perhaps more importantly, I could start to see how we could actually do this to maximize our property. The home in these photos is the one that I picked out to serve as the inspiration for our design, mostly because of the beautiful mosaic tile that they used throughout.
It surprises me that so many people associate above ground pool decks with cheaper designs because so many of these that our company works on are specifically designed for beachfront mansions with homeowners that are trying to capture a brilliant view while lounging poolside. Get those old circular wooden above ground pool deck ideas out of your head and begin looking through the galleries on here to find out exactly what you can achieve with something like this. If we had not raised this pool deck, you essentially would have no view at all because the dunes and the vegetation would mask the beautiful oceanfront location. As you can see from these pool pictures, we took advantage of the waterfront view as much as possible by raising the pool 8 feet above the ground (this also helps in case of weather events that may cause flooding).
When most people think of above ground pool decks, they pictures those plastic lined, pvc-pipe supported designs that have a round deck built around them (or at least I do). I, for one, would never ever want that in my home. I like backyard pool designs that look chic and like a natural extension of our home. I want them to look like an additional living area that is decorated just as I would on the interior. This gorgeous all-white home is a perfect example of exactly what I would want as far as pool deck ideas go. The wood deck looks so much more elegant than your typical flagstone or concrete designs that you see most often. And I love how it pairs with the white stucco exterior and black trim work. Utter perfection.
A lot of people get discouraged about adding pools in waterfront areas with raised homes because they are not sure how to dig into sandy ground or if it will look weird with the home not even starting until 10 feet above the ground. This is where above ground pool decks can be such a fantastic asset, because they make adding a pool possible pretty much anywhere. I was actually most inspired (or most relieved) when I found pictures of this particular home, because their above ground pool ideas look exactly like any other backyard design. You would never know that it was actually built so high off the ground in order to accommodate the raised nature of the house and protect against coastal tides and flooding. The deck ideas they used are somewhat small due to the limited square footage but, other than that, everything looks just as it should.
Above ground pool decks are definitely a selling feature of any building, and I always enjoy listing condos that feature them because clients are always so interested in these luxury features. This is pronely one of the best above ground pool designs that I have seen because the view is absolutely stunning and they decorated the deck so well. This is on the rooftop of a luxury building in Hawaii on the big island, but I think it would be a great look to replicate just about anywhere else. You could use these deck designs in a residential home, larger group complex like this, or even a country club perhaps. I think that they key is simple coloring, elegant furnishings and, above all, emphasizing the natural beauty of the landscape surrounding it.
So many people have pretty negative connotations with above ground pool decks, which I really don't understand because they have come quite a long way in recent years. The reason for this is probably because most people associate them with those small pool designs that are usually round and constructed of a cheap plastic liner that just sags to the ground from 4 feet up. Don't get me wrong, those pools are fun to play in but they are not exactly aesthetically pleasing. The types of above ground swimming pools with decks that are pictured here are a totally other ball game. These look like classic inground pools but they are just built higher due to geographic or architectural reasons.