What can I replace this pool with?


I am going to remove above ground pool, and the deck attached to it. It is too much for me to maintain. I am planning on leaving the deck that is attached, where you go up the steps but removing the one by the poolAny suggestions on what to put in their place, that will not be too expensive, and easy to maintain.

q i am going to remove above ground pool and the deck attached to it

The lower deck is adjacent with the house. A french door opens up to it. That is the one I am leaving. I am also leaving the pond.

q i am going to remove above ground pool and the deck attached to it

This is actually an older picture, but do not have a more updated one, with new landscaping, and sidewalks.

q i am going to remove above ground pool and the deck attached to it

Found an updated one, with new sidewalk!

  10 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 26, 2019

    I would extend the rock area that you have at the foot of the steps.

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Feb 26, 2019

    Dee, you already have a beautiful area with rocks, you could continue with that theme or maybe lay a flagstone or brick patio where the pool came out.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Feb 26, 2019

    I think I would put in a few trees and some evergreen and flowering shrubs with some flowers around them.

  • Tuula - Color Me Thrifty Tuula - Color Me Thrifty on Feb 26, 2019

    Your pond and rock garden area is so lovely. I would continue that to replace the pool area.

  • Charly Charly on Feb 27, 2019

    I would hire a pool boy and leave it as is. The pool area is beautiful!

  • Cathy McIntire Cathy McIntire on Feb 27, 2019

    Maybe add a miniature weeping cherry tree and a bench?

  • William William on Feb 27, 2019

    I agree with either extending the stone area with pavers, flag stone, or patio blocks. A floating deck would also look good.

    • Dee Dee on Feb 27, 2019

      Yes, I did get an estimate for a patio. Way to expensive. I don't even use the decks that I have any more, and trying to downsize on maintenace.

      Guess I will probably just get top soil etc, and lay some sod, or grass seed. I will keep all the suggestions in mind.


  • Jill Jill on Feb 27, 2019

    Depending on where you live..... I would either continue the rock garden. Only I would add dimensions with boulders and river rock and add succulents.

    I think a short flowing tree might also me nice like a dwarf crepe myrtle.

    Or..... raised flower bed. Maybe 3 layers. Inexpensive but a lot of work.

    Or lastly, another cozy sitting area. Like a lounge, very simple and relaxing. Love seat with ottoman, painted spools (or natural) for end table. If you want to go big add a pergola.

    Have fun !!!

  • Sherri Onorato Sherri Onorato on Feb 27, 2019

    A pool is a lot of work but... If It was me I'd keep it! If you take it out.... I'd suggest a large fire pit with a pergola around it some nice oversized chairs some white curtains to add privacy, privacy bushes that will create a Backyard Oasis. Maybe a bench swing or even a back yard bed. Here are some Ideas...

  • William William on Feb 27, 2019

    You can put down your own patio or build a deck. With the upgrades you may end up using it and the existing decks. Such a wasted space not to use. wish I had that space. Would make a great sitting area, entertaining area for family and friends.