Decking can feel very stark in a garden layout due to the nature of the materials and the amount of space. This decking is considerably softened by raising each deck above the next and by edge planting grasses.
This is great. See my website for a job that I did this with large tile pads. I don't remember much if any elevation changes in the house layout, but if we raised the area behind the pool we could do this to lead up to it.