A modern home in Barrington wanted to add a step from the home into the pool area while at the same time the owner wanted minimal design that was functional and yet would not be impacted by weather or water conditions. When summer rolls around what better place to hang out than the pool? It’s great to take a break from a hot day and take a dip in the cool water, splash around, maybe swim some laps. Going to pool is a great way to beat the heat. Due to all the fun of the water and the busy atmosphere, pool architecture and accoutrements are often lost to the senses, but different types of design are crucial to a fun experience at your local swimming pool.
At this swimming pool in South Barrington we were called upon to create some custom metal steps that come out of the clubhouse into the pool area. At first, it might seem like water and metal don’t mix, after all some types of metal are prone to rust. However, with our expertise we were able to design a long lasting feature that will stand up to the wear and tear of this pool area by the utilization of the powder coating.
There are a couple of design features at work here when we sat down to design these steps. First of all, they needed to not retain water, hence the perforated nature of the steps. When they are wet the water will move through the step and flow back across the concrete into the pool or dry up in the sun. Secondly, our steps needed to be friendly to bare feet or swim shoes. We ended up using a black coated textured powder coating. Not only does the protect the metal itself, but it protects feet and helps them grip to the steps. The next feature is the height of the step. It needed to be a step down from the opening on the clubhouse space to the pool area.
The benefit to custom metalwork steps is that they fit the specific needs of the location. We made these steps to be flush with the dimensions of each door so that it was a seamless experience to move through the space. That is some of the beauty to having something specifically created, in its simplicity and sturdiness it becomes an indispensable part of the experience of going somewhere. Next time you head to your favorite cool off spot, take a look around. Are there any features that you’ve taken for granted.
If you’re interested in having the leading custom metal fabrication shop in Chicago create something beautiful for your home or business, contact us! We work on a variety of different projects both big and small. From the simple to the ornate let us put our metalwork skills to use for your property!