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Merbau Pool Deck in WA with underground Pool Cover Blanket Box

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Merbau Pool Deck in WA with underground Pool Cover Blanket Box

So, bear with me, ill update as I progress,

 

we have just built a house in Western Australia, pool went in before the house. I have already done the glass pool fence, now I’m moving onto the pool area surrounds.

 

We tossed and turned with the ideas, deck, paving, grass, eventually settled on decking. Personally I hate composite decks. They look plastic and when I measured the temperatures on some surfaces at the pool display area last summer with a infrared heatgun, the ekodeck was about 8 - 10°c warmer than jarrah or merbau.

 

so we are going for merbau. It’s a low profile deck, minimal ground clearance. I probably went a bit overboard on the ground posts and beams, but rather over engineer than under engineer. Also, I don’t want a “springy” or spongy deck. So I decided to double the joists as per the span tables but space them 75mm apart.General Pool AreaGeneral Pool AreaUnderground Pool Cover BoxUnderground Pool Cover Box

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It started out as me wanting a underground pool blanket box. But when the quote came in at $6,000 I decided to give it a go myself.

 

I laid a foundation for the bricks, leaving the floor area in the box free to allow for rain and pool water to drain into the sandy soil. 100mm of foundation , slightly wider than the bricks, then topped off with bricks & mortar left over from the build. I bought some 40MM Angle and 25MM SHS from Bunnings today to make the trap door and frame to sit on top of the bricks.

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More pictures, can only upload a few at a time for some reason.E1CBAD84-E7C4-46BF-9CBC-3938527DA628.jpegD748EC90-6FF1-44E8-A104-B2DADADC04C5.jpegBB177027-906A-432C-8071-A34BFBAA4D3F.jpeg384B473C-545E-4682-83D5-6B06F04166B3.jpeg629E2877-39F3-4764-98DF-356B7C0899CE.jpeg22B29912-F708-49ED-985B-001FFB8FBFBC.jpegC189444D-20E8-41AF-8976-A3CA890F1467.jpeg0FD93B62-2B80-4FB2-8708-A88A225D34D7.jpeg81B17CA5-FC7A-485B-85A3-105F8824DC0C.jpegDC3BC0B9-50AD-4F48-AE6F-7F579F26F143.jpegCED19D7C-84E9-4DB9-B173-38BF9B71E328.jpeg9275953C-587A-439E-8CD6-2FE86457EF38.jpeg

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Re: Merbau Pool Deck in WA with underground Pool Cover Blanket Box

Great project, many thanks for sharing @dermotmunro. We are looking forward to seeing the finished result. Congratulations on the new house. 

 

Let me extend a very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We're really pleased you could join us at this exciting time. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand with a project around the house or garden, or have something to share. And please let me know if you ever need a hand with getting the most from the site - it looks like you certainly worked out how to share multiple photos at a time. 

 

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Re: Merbau Pool Deck in WA with underground Pool Cover Blanket Box

Getting there...

 

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Re: Merbau Pool Deck in WA with underground Pool Cover Blanket Box

Great work @dermotmunro, many thanks for the update. 

 

Plenty of warm weather left to enjoy it!

 

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