Barrington Pools to Build New Stingray Pool at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

Chicago custom swimming pool builder, Barrington Pools has been selected by Shedd Aquarium to build the pool for their new Stingray Touch exhibit. This is the second stingray pool that the company has built in Chicago since 2007. Barrington Pools enjoys the challenge of building museum quality pools in addition to the custom residential and commercial spas and pools that it has built in Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa over the past decades.

Chicago, IL, March 05, 2013 –(– Barrington Pools ( is pleased to announce that it has been selected to build the pool for the new Stingray Touch pool at Shedd Aquarium, scheduled to open this summer. Barrington Pools also built a similar tank for the Brookfield Zoo in 2007. The Stingray Touch pool will be approximately 1,500 square feet, holding 18,000 gallons of water and will allow guests to engage with the 40 cownose and yellow rays that it will house.

Michael Murrillo, Sales and PR Director for Barrington Pools shares, “This is an amazing honor to have been selected for the opportunity to help build this amazing Stingray Touch exhibit. Our experience with building specialty pools for aquariums as well as the quality and customer service that our commercial and residential customers have come to expect will make this a project that kids and families from across the United States will enjoy for years to come.”

Located on the south side of the museum, in view of Soldier Field, the pool will be designed to balance the priorities of maximum visitor access to the rays with protecting their comfort and privacy. The design calls for a 2.5 foot depth at the edges so that guests can engage with the rays, but much deeper at the center so that the rays can have private areas to take a break from the attention.

Beyond specialty pools like this and the similar stingray pool built at the Brookfield Zoo, Barrington Pools is the leading custom swimming pool builder[3] in the Chicago area, serving customers in Illinois and Indiana, Southern Wisconsin, and Eastern Iowa.

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For more information about Barrington Pools as well as the design and build process of specialty aquarium pools like the ones at Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo, please visit Barrington Pools’ website at, or contact Heather Hills or call: 630-233-8336

Shedd Aquarium’s press release with stingray images is available here:

About Barrington Pools:

Chicago based Barrington Pools designs and manages the construction process to provide outdoor living possibilities customized for homeowners and commercial clients that need the best quality and technology in swimming pools, spas, patios and landscapes. Barrington Pools turn-key design and construction services are supported after installation by maintenance plans. Please visit us at for more information.



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