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The City of Boston came to us because they wanted to add a stand-alone canopy to create a large shade area at one of their premier public pools, a popular location for families situated directly across from The USS Constitution in Charlestown. The covering needed to be self-supported on one side and extend out 9 feet from an existing concrete retention wall to create a 450 square foot shaded area where visitors could seek shelter from the sun. The City also wanted to ensure that the structure was not only sturdy enough to withstand years of use by daily, seasonal visitors, but also fit with the architectural style and design of the pool area.

We constructed the canopy frame with 3 x 3 inch tubular structural steel posts and cantilever rails mounted along the retention wall. A rectangular steel frame constructed of 1 x 2 inch steel was then installed by our team on the posts to support the fabric shade. We consulted with our client in the selection of durable Sunbrella Capri Blue fabric for the shade itself to match the color of the pool. The fabric is laced-on seasonally and removed for the off-season to eliminate the possibility of damage during the area's harsh winter season.

The resulting canopy provides the attractive, large shade area for patron use. Its proximity to the high retention wall resulted in an effective shade area of 11 x 50 feet with no obstructing posts beneath, providing plenty of usable space for visitors and its construction and design fits perfectly with the space's existing architecture.


We created a 9 x 50 foot stand alone canopy for the City of Boston for use at their public pool located in Charlestown. Constructed of structural steel and Sunbrella outdoor fabric, the structure provided over 450 square foot of shade for visitors to this popular, seasonal attraction.

About Atlantic Awning

With more than 120 years of history of serving the Boston area, Atlantic Awning is known as the company you can depend on for your awning needs.


Atlantic Awning

270 Franklin Street

Melrose, MA 02176


781-665-4040 tel



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