How to Make a Pool Ladder  

by Pool Builders on 10-13-2011 in Articles

You can add yourself a pool ladder to your swimming pool if you want to make your pool look a lot better. If you following these few steps then you can make your own pool ladder and install it within a few hours.

You are going to need a few things;
1. Some Clamps
2. A Measuring Tape
3. A Pipe
4. A Welder

Firstly you will have to measure out the depth of your pool and the area in which you want to add your ladder; take note of your measurements and add around four feet to your lengths also so that you get enough piping.

You will have to buy some pipes however, you need two pieces of pipe which should around one point five inches in its diameter. You should get your local D.I.Y. shop to cut your pieces of pipe for you for extra safety.

Take your pipe bender and bend your pipe at the top around one foot or so from the end and try to make sure that this has an angle at around one hundred and forty five degrees. This way the pipe will be able to wrap over the wall and you will have to do the same for your next pipe.

You will also have to bend the other end of the pipe this time from the bottom; this will touch the ground so you will have to do some measuring so that you will get the right distance. You will have to shape this pipe at a fifty five degree from your vertical portion; if this is done correctly then the shape of the pipe should be able to mold onto the ground.

To create your foot supports, you will need to add supports to the bottom of your pips to ensure a stable end. The supports will need to be welded onto the piping but make sure you have your welders mask before you weld.

Now you will have to attach your steps, so the rungs which are your steps will be around twelve inch intervals. That way you are comfortable when stepping onto them, any smaller might cause some accidents, you will have to cut enough runs out which you should do from your aluminum pipe. This should be two and a half feet wide and around one a half feet in inches; get your welder and weld the rungs from your piping. If you find any jagged edges then you will need to file them down to prevent injuries.

Now you can attach your ladder to the side of the pool but you should take several clamps to attach the ladder to the pool. Before you let a lot of people use this, you should test it out before hand so that there are no accidents that you could be liable for.

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