Above ground decks have stairs and railings and can be designed to surround the entire pool or just be small enough to gain entrance. Above ground decks are popular as they add easy access to the pool and are great for observation and relaxing. They are also an attractive design element that can greatly enhance the pool's appearance.
Wooden decking can be made of natural cedar and redwood or can be synthetic versions that often combine wood and plastic. Wood is often pressure-treated and can be stained or painted.
Aluminum decking is also common and kits can be purchased separately, although some above ground pools are sold with aluminum decking systems.