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Adding Pool Stairs

The Pool Stairs object is used to add entry steps to your swimming pool or spa. Pool stairs can be designed in any shape or size, supporting both smooth curves and sharp edges.

To add pool stairs:

1.   Click the Add Pool Stairs button that is found near the top of the screen under the Swimming Pool tab.

2.   Draw the outline of the pool stairs by clicking the left mouse button to add points. Press the Backspace key to remove the last point added, and press the Esc key to cancel. If you would like to input the distance and angle manually, place at least one point and then press the Enter key.

3.   To finish drawing the pool stairs, place the last point on top of the first point. Alternately, right-click to place the last point.

swimming pool design stairs

Pool stairs are drawn simply by creating the outline of the top step; the following steps are automatically added and are controlled using the Rise, Run, and Number of steps properties.

Pool stairs are designed to only function inside swimming pools; they cannot be used as standalone objects. By default, pool stairs automatically assume the material of the swimming pool they are added to.

As shown in the picture below, it is not a problem for part of the pool stair’s outline to extend beyond the pool’s perimeter. Only the portion of the pool stairs that are within a swimming pool will be shown.

swimming pool design stairs outline


      The Depth property can be used to set the depth of the first step based on the top of the swimming pool or spa. For example, if the depth is set to 2 feet, then the top step of the pool stairs will be exactly 2 feet below the top of the swimming pool.

See also:

Pool Stairs Properties
Swimming Pool Wizard
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Selecting Points
Editing Objects
Adding a Swimming Pool  
Adding Pool Decking
Adding a Pool Seat
Adding a Pool Wall
Adding a Pool Light
Adding a Pool Accessory
Adding a Fountain
Adding a Waterfall
Realtime Walkthrough
Saving and Loading Shapes