This Wolfpack Webinar will be presented live over Zoom on Wednesday, December 8th at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific. Please register below to secure your spot and receive an email reminder before the presentation.


Designing for Decking

Original Presentation Date: December 8th, 2021

Presented by David Peterson, IWI

Wood and similar fabricated products are common, warm and traditional decking materials for residential backyards. The recent resurgence of wood as a modern finish material has resulted in its use around swimming pools - sometimes with poor performance. Understanding the issues and seeing clever details in this program will help designers and builders avoid the potential problems.

1:00 hour -Watershape University is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

CEUs are awarded for successfully logging completion of this webinar through the course curriculum page after viewing the lecture. Further instructions for registering your completion of this course are posted on the course curriculum page below the webinar recording.


  1. Identify the potential problems of using wood decks near pools.
  2. Select materials and components that are compatible as pool perimeter elements.
  3. Appraise details from traditional wood coping to floating steps, slot-edge pools and removable wood walkway covers over vanishing edge catch basins.
  4. Discuss the long-term maintenance issues of wood near water.

A free Wolfpack Webinar

This course is part of our Weekly Wolfpack Webinar series, conducted live every Wednesday at 3pm Eastern/Noon Pacific, and archived as a recording shortly after the live session concludes.