I would have dearly loved an inground pool,,, they are just so gorgeous...& my plan was to build a cover for it to be used all year round. *sigh* well that just is not in the cards, can't justify the expense of 20,000+ to even start it. so we have done nothing.. until 2 weeks ago . my daughter & her hubby decide they want a pool in the backyard ( they live in attached home). at first looked at steel w/liner inground pools, but I pointed out neither of the men are that young anymore to do THAT kind of install,, & any inground installed just too pricey..... soo decided on an above ground.. (18x33,,,, almost got the 21x40) anyway,, my hubby just kinda sighs.. that the pool with a deck around it just looks tacky....... I dunno. how do you guys feel about above ground pools? do you have a deck,, ? like it?hate it? I have seen ideas on decks ( we are still in drawing plans on one) that look pretty nice, but its STILL not the same as an inground. we have a 8 &12 foot deck back out the back of our house, & will add the pool connected to the 8 ft part with a couple stairs up.. then have the long side of pool with a 12 deck out the side. backside of pool will have nothing.