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drainage pitch

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 356super, May 2, 2005.

  1. 356super

    356super LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I'm Installing pavers around an inground pool. The pool is 10 feet away from wooden stairs that go up to a deck. What is the maximum pitch you would use from the pool to the deck without it looking like a ramp. Thanks
  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    I use 1" per 8 foot or 1/8 inch pitch per 1/4 " run.
  3. motoraced

    motoraced LawnSite Member
    from md
    Posts: 39

    standard it 2%, twice what the gentleman said above.
  4. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 621

    The max I would go would be 3 percent, however, I prefer to go with less. It depends on what you have going on around the pool. This pool deck has about a 1.5 percent slope from the pool and a 1.0 percent from the step creating a swail. Half the water will go North and the other half will go South.





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