When shading a water-based facility, our primary consideration is the protection of the facility’s users from both the sun and from any footings we install. The combination of wet surfaces and lots of movement create issues with footings so we commonly use either large spans to keep posts out of the way or we cantilever the fabric over the area being shaded. Water facilities also cater to users who wear fewer clothes than normal, which can be problematic during the summer months as users of the facility are more susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun. We aim to provide maximum amounts of shade while being as unobtrusive as possible. Popular products for these kinds of facilities include cantilever, framed, and free-span structures.