That would be very pretty BUT it will eat up quite a bit of "swim" area in the pool. You know best how your pool will be used. If you have anyone that likes to SWIM aka crawl stroke and such they will not be able to SWIM the full length of the pool if the steps go all the way across that short, house end. BUT if it going to be more of a social pool with people floating around and chatting then the full steps will be purrfect because people will sit on the steps at different heights depending on how deep they want to be in the water while they chat.four cascading steps across the short/house side?
Oh I just thought of an idea. I am going to use me poor paintshop skills to show you a couple of ideas.
LOVE how you describe your dog! I could say the same about ours only he is 90 lbs of love!