Step markers/lane markers in pools. Out of style?
If not required by code, are people still putting them in pools?
If you're a builder, especially of high end pools, are your customers opting out of markers if not necessary?
On one hand I like the way some of them look - they can break up large areas of pebblesheen on big shelves and steps. They add a little visual interest in areas that can look kind of 'flat'.
But...are step and lane markers "OLD SCHOOL"? Are they the hair "scrunchies/banana clips" of the pool scene? At one time popular but now considered out of fashion?
I have a 48' swim lane that I'm staring at and wondering if I should put in a maker line of 2x2s. Yes, I do have trouble swimming in a straight line. But will I be sorry if I add these? What're the trends???
Below is an example of step markers that I think add to the step area. I think it looks better WITH than WITHOUT. But what do I know? I still wear my bell bottoms...
Here is a link that might be useful: