Outdoor, Back Yard, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Grass, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck Once in the pool, however, it feels more like the ocean. As with a shelf, the bottom drops quickly from three feet to the nine-foot deep end. A set of three long, shallow steps sits above the middle depth like a sandbar at high tide, the top tread covered with just a few inches of water.  Photo 9 of 10 in Master Stroke