Swimming Pool Ladders - An Essential Piece of Pool Equipment

by Pool Builders on 07-06-2007 in Articles

Swimming pool ladders can be found on almost any type of swimming pool. Ladders are essential parts of swimming pools, because they are the way in which you enter and exit the pool. There are many different types of ladders, for both above ground and in ground swimming pools. Pool ladders also come in a variety of materials including aluminum, vinyl, plastic, stainless steel, and resin.

There aren't many color choices when it comes to swimming pool ladders, but beware that painting them can be dangerous. Some pool ladders come with materials on the steps to prevent skidding when the surface becomes wet. Assembly of a pool ladder shouldn't be too difficult, so long as the instructions are followed. Swimming pool ladders can be found in department stores or on the internet, in addition to in pool supply stores. In addition, many ladders will include a warranty.

In ground swimming pools generally don't require a ladder of more than 5 steps, but of course this depends on the depth of the water and the placement of the ladder. A swimming pool ladder should be selected that is the correct size and shape for your pool. Steps or a ladder may have been formed during the installation on a concrete pool, however fiberglass pools will require a ladder to be installed afterwards. Be sure that the pool ladder is secured at both ends, to help prevent injuries during use.

Above ground pools are different than in ground pools, however, when it comes to ladders. If you have a deck surrounding the pool, then the ladder can lead from the deck into the pool, or it can be solely attached to the pool. It is easier and more secure, however, to build the ladder from the deck. A properly secured pool ladder will help prevent injuries and keep everyone safe.

Swimming pool ladders for above ground pools are typically between 2 and 4 steps in height, depending on the size of the pool. Since smaller children sometimes have trouble climbing the pool ladder, you may want to install a larger one than what you would normally use so they will have an easier time getting in and out of the pool. A deck may reduce the number of ladder steps needed to enter the pool as well.

A swimming pool ladder is an essential piece of equipment for any pool owner to have. Getting in and out of an above ground pool would be nearly impossible without the aid of a ladder. Although adults and teenagers may be able to exit from the side of an in ground pool, smaller children will still need a ladder to help them get in and out. A swimming pool ladder is an inexpensive way to provide your family and house guests with a safe and easy way in and out of your pool.

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