How to Construct Above Ground Pool Stairs
Above ground pool stairs grace American homes’ backyard as summer approaches. You can construct the stairs as temporary pool installations. They are popular pools for backyards, because above ground pools are easy to put up and affordable in prices. Moreover, low maintenance in offered than the in-ground ones. Pool slides and stairs can be added to make better quality at high value of elegance and indeed functionality. The stairs can add really aesthetic appeal into the above ground structure. Well, constructing the stairs on above ground pool is not an easy task after all. Do it yourself with basic carpentry skills will be great.
First of all, you should have to determine where the stairs would be located. This is one of the most important reference points. Pre-made stringers just like one for the stairs are available for you to invest the project a lot easier. Pressure-treated lumber is totally recommended. The main supports in 4″x4″ posts are best to have. You can simply bury them into two feet on the ground. Then, use 2″x4″ posts bracing the posts in an intersecting fashion forming X patterns. You can use bolts and lad screws to attach 2″x4″ posts bracing the posts to form X patterns. Then use 2″x6″ boards as floor joists to attach the deck boards which then filling up the area. Just use 2″x2″ posts for the railing along the stairs and around the deck.
Use steel screws to attach the deck boards to the risers and stair runners. Use the same screw types that were used with the stairs when you attached the decking to the 2″x6″ joists’ top. You should have to ensure to nicely trim the decking to fit the pool shape. Rail pickets should be 3 inches apart at most. This ensures that kids’ head will not get through the spaces or even get stuck there. Covering the deck bottom part by using premade fence panels will keep the structures underneath the deck from view. Best materials give you best results.