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Unread 07-18-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
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Question Best decking?

We are putting in a inground pool, 18x36 vinyl. Would like to know what is the best thing and cheapest thing to put around the pool for decking? The decking size will be 14x6x6x4.(if this helps) Thanks for all the help I can get.
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Unread 07-18-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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Hi Kim

You used best and cheap in the same sentence!

Stepping stones!

On grade wood decks are always subject to a lot of maintenance. If it were mine, I would look into something with a concrete base.
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Unread 07-18-2004, 08:52 PM   #3
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LOL...You are so right. I guess I should have re-read what I typed..
OK, Let me try again. I am looking to use something that will look good, instead of plain concrete. But not to costly.
The decking will be(I messed this one up also) 14x28 (low end) 6x54 (side) 6x54 (side) 4x28 (deep end) Thanks again
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Acid stained concrete. Or acid stained, emprinted concrete. Can look like stone at a fraction of the cost.
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Unread 07-19-2004, 08:05 PM   #5
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Pavers are a good option, Not hot on the feet. Can also save yourself some good $$ is you do the project yourself.
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Unread 07-19-2004, 10:29 PM   #6
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Thanks so much for all the great info... One more thing, can someone give me a site where I can get info on doing the work myself? Thanks!
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Unread 07-20-2004, 09:12 AM   #7
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If you are looking at paving stones you can get great information on installation at a stone yard that sells the products. In my area there are two main brands. You can also look at the web sites for Anchor Concrete Products or Grinnell Pavers

There are installation guidelines there. The installation routines are pretty much the same no matter the company. A stone yard or even the paving manufacturer might provide design assistance as well.
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Unread 07-20-2004, 04:57 PM   #8
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Hi Kim,

You can get expert advice right here on installing any type of stone. Pavestones, too. We also have a fellow who is in the decorative concrete business should you decide to go that route.
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