Where Should I Put My Benches / Steps in My Swimming Pool?

If you're thinking of putting in a new swimming pool / spa, there are tons  of design questions you need to go through with your swimming pool contractor before construction even starts.  So, California Pools wants to help by providing inspiration, guidelines, and uncommon tips as you move through the designing stages of your project.  Here are 5 great step & bench locations and styles for your swimming pool!

1. Freeform Bench

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The freeform bench is a simple complement to any freeform swimming pool.  It creates a perfect balance of contrast and highlight with the elegant curves of your swimming pool / spa.  At the shallow end, it allows guests and family to easily activate their swimming pool adventures!

2. Corner Pocket Benches

This image below features a California Pools backyard living creation with optimal seating areas in the corners of the swimming pool's deep end, along with a full bench/step in the shallow end next to the elevated hot tub.  These corner pocket benches are a great way to allow enough spectator seating while securing a large play, swim, and activity area in the middle of the swimming pool.

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3.  Swim-up Bar

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If you live in the constantly warm climates of many Southern California & Florida cities, swim-up bars are an efficient way to stay cool during get-togethers or really any family meal!  Customize your bar and the kitchen surrounds it to make it truly an extension of your home.  And when no one's sitting on these in-pool bar stools, at least the kids can still find a way to make them fun!

4.  Subtle, Sleek Lines

Just as a freeform bench complements the freeform curves of its swimming pool / spa, a sleek design with modern lines and structure needs a set of steps with similar features.  Below demonstrates the subtle beauty of rectangular steps that allow entry to the swimming pool.

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5.  Staggered Steps

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The fifth, but certainly not least, way to make your swimming pool step original is to stagger them!  It gives your step an unconventional look with 100% of the functionality.  Just be sure to warn any elders who walk down these steps into the pool!  You wouldn't want anyone to lost their footing.

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