We added deck to the concrete patio. Notice that
it is flush with the height of the concrete patio. It's a great way to extend the patio to the pool.
We installed a cake step with two hand rails so the family can walk down into the pool. Much nicer option compared to the ladder. Small children and adults can sit on the steps. Dogs can easily get out of pool. We can also install a latching/locking gate to limit access to deck and pool.
We build turn key pools with decks and fencing. We can custom build the deck to your needs and yard. 
We like to install a water spray feature which provides a calming sound and cool spray during those hot summer days. We also can install solar lighting to add the extra ambiance in your backyard retreat.