Southwest Gardening forum: Cool deck design

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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Feb 28, 2010 12:06 PM CST
We were talking about the design of the cool deck around my pool in the BBQ thread and I told judyb that I would post a couple of pic's.

A few years ago when Deb and I were touring model homes I saw a pool with a small free form deck and a stepping pod leading to it from the patio. When it came time to have our pool put in, I had them install mine with the same idea, only more of it. This is what we ended up with.

I took these this morning and you can see that we have rain today!

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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Feb 28, 2010 12:10 PM CST
Here's another one.

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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Feb 28, 2010 12:17 PM CST
And the last one.

I'm not quite sure how to explain what we wanted to capture but we have a free flowing design with the of the pool and cool decking but we also have a sense of order with the trees and plants. We're still seeking to make a somewhat tropical atmosphere and yet the entire yard is compartmentalized. There is, or will be, a cooking area, a conversation/fire-pit area, a dining area, a play/pool area, a vegetable gardening area and a utility area. I don't know what that design scheme is called but that's what we have.

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bsavage
Feb 28, 2010 2:40 PM CST
That is really beautiful, Dan! I love the flowing nature of the design!
Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Feb 28, 2010 4:48 PM CST
I really like it, too. Well done! I like seeing things done using new ideas with old materials. By old I mean used often and over the years. There's nothing wrong with concrete, for instance, when it's used right. Yours has an integrated yet visually interesting design.
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Aguane
Mar 1, 2010 10:27 AM CST
Beautiful! Reminds me of a Japanese rock garden. It's amazing how thoroughly and productively you've used all of your space available, Dan.
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Mar 6, 2010 5:45 AM CST
Dan, your backyard is gorgeous!
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Mar 6, 2010 9:14 AM CST
Thank you everyone!
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