We have a large pool deck job we're pricing. At the moment, there is that 1" plastic drain that pool contractors always install with their pools. We're taking out the concrete decking and installing pavers. We will need to replace that little drain the pool guys installed. It's about 50' of length (big pool deck, big house). At the moment the pool deck falls towards their basement. But there is this little 1"wide drain that collects the water before it makes it's way to the basement door/wall. Seems to be working. However, in the past I have seen them clogged with sediment. Personally, I hate them. In the past we have used 'Dura-slope' drain system. Which is basically a 6" wide box. Each box is 4' long and increases in depth. And the boxes are numbered and connect to one another in order of the numbers. GREAT drain system. And what's great about it is it allows you to keep the pavement level, as the boxes increase in depth. Problem is.....they're $90 / 4' section! And that doesn't include the grates! We're talking $1900 in materials for 50' of drain The drain that the pool contractor installed has no pitch to it. It's level. What types of drains do you guys use to drain water from pool decks? I'm thinking if the little 1" pool deck drain was working, than a cheap 4" drain will suffice?