Pool deck concrete construction requires following the same principles in building a high quality slab on grade.

There will be many excavations in the deck area for running plumbing and electrical. Also, the area near the bond beams of the pool will need to be backfilled.

Make sure the subgrade is compacted

Use a low water-to-cement ratio: How to calculate water-to-cement ratios

Use fibers for secondary reinforcement

Be active in deciding where control joints will be placed

Properly curing concrete slabs

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