It's depressing to post something that didn't work out, but it happens and hopefully someone out there might have some insight.
As you might have seen on the blog, we built a pool and a deck. The pool is working well — a few issues, but overall a successful install. The deck frame is working well — again, a few issues, but overall it's solid and working.
The deck wood, however, is not working well... not by a long shot.