We decided to connect our existing deck to the pool. About five feet or so. Forty-two feet later, we were there.
Next we learned the word pergola. Decided instead of rectangular to go triangular. That changed the whole view. Now railing or fence. Wanted a combination of both privacy for the pool and fresh air. Put in a ten foot bench on the pool side to edge the deck, but not block the view.
Worked on it after work and on Saturdays. Quite a job but we loved the results!