The Above Ground Pool Deck Cost Calculator is designed to provide a quick and reliable estimate of the total cost required to build a deck around your above ground pool. This calculator factors in material costs, labor, and any additional expenses like permits and design fees, making it an essential tool for anyone considering this home improvement project.

### Formula

To accurately estimate the cost of building an above ground pool deck, consider the following components:

**Deck Area (in square feet)****Material Cost (per square foot)****Labor Cost (per square foot)****Additional Costs (e.g., permits, design fees, etc.)**

Here is the formula:

**Total Cost = (Deck Area * Material Cost) + (Deck Area * Labor Cost) + Additional Costs**

#### Steps to Calculate the Total Cost:

**Calculate the Deck Area:**- Measure the length and width of the deck area in feet. Multiply these values to get the deck area in square feet.
**Deck Area (sq ft) = Length (ft) * Width (ft)**

**Calculate the Material Cost:**- Multiply the deck area by the material cost per square foot.
**Material Cost = Deck Area * Material Cost per sq ft**

**Calculate the Labor Cost:**- Multiply the deck area by the labor cost per square foot.
**Labor Cost = Deck Area * Labor Cost per sq ft**

**Sum Up Additional Costs:**- Add any other costs that may be involved, such as permits, design fees, etc.
**Additional Costs = Permit Fees + Design Fees + Other Expenses**

**Calculate the Total Cost:**- Add the material cost, labor cost, and additional costs to get the total cost of building the above ground pool deck.
**Total Cost = Material Cost + Labor Cost + Additional Costs**

### General Terms Table

Region | Deck Size (sq ft) | Material Cost per sq ft ($) | Labor Cost per sq ft ($) | Additional Costs ($) | Total Estimated Cost ($) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Northeast | 200 | 6 | 4 | 250 | 2150 |

Southeast | 200 | 5 | 3 | 200 | 1800 |

Midwest | 200 | 5 | 3 | 180 | 1780 |

Southwest | 200 | 4 | 3 | 150 | 1550 |

West Coast | 200 | 7 | 5 | 300 | 2700 |

Mountain States | 200 | 5 | 4 | 220 | 2020 |

These estimates are based on average costs and may vary depending on specific local conditions and material availability.

### Example

Suppose you plan to build a 200 square foot deck. The material cost is $5 per square foot, labor costs $3 per square foot, and additional costs are estimated at $200. Here’s how you would calculate the total cost:

**Deck Area = 200 sq ft****Material Cost = 200 sq ft * $5/sq ft = $1000****Labor Cost = 200 sq ft * $3/sq ft = $600****Total Cost = $1000 + $600 + $200 = $1800**

### Most Common FAQs

**What is the average cost per square foot for materials?**The cost can vary widely depending on the type of materials used, ranging from $3 to $15 per square foot.

**Do I need a permit to build an above ground pool deck?**In most localities, yes, a permit is required. Check with your local building authority for specific regulations.

**Can I reduce the overall cost by doing some of the work myself?**Yes, DIY efforts can significantly reduce labor costs, provided you have the necessary skills and tools.