Supplying a mat by the spiral staircase wouldn’t have rectified the problem. With no bathroom downstairs in the pool area you were forced to navigate the spiral staircase or go outside the fence and up the hot front steps. Being a Floridian for over 49 yrs we know the temperature gets things very hot. Just the short 6-7 steps from the table to the pool burned your feet. No one wears shoes to enter a pool! And the upstairs deck was just as bad. In Florida people do walk around barefoot, especially entertaining by a pool!