Above ground pool ladders and above ground pool steps serve a very important function. They not only make getting in and out of your pool easier but safer as well. Generally speaking, above ground pool ladders and steps are manufactured from various materials, like vinyl, aluminum, plastic, resin, or stainless steel. As you can probably guess, not all above ground pool ladders are equal. More durable variations of above ground pool steps or ladders tend to be more expensive. This does not always mean that if you are looking for affordable ladders or steps for above ground pools that quality will be sacrificed but as is always a good rule of thumb, the more you pay the higher the quality will be. Nevertheless, ask yourself some important questions before you set out to buy above ground swimming pool ladders or above ground swimming pool steps.
First of all, you will need to consider how you are going to use your above ground pool steps or ladders. Manufacturers will list the types of materials from which your above ground pool ladders and steps are constructed and they’ll also give you some safety guidelines. Plastic and aluminum ladders for above ground pools are generally cheaper but they usually can support as much weight as stainless steel ladders for above ground pools. So, whether adults or children will be using the pool should be considered when you buy your above ground pool steps and ladders.
Also, pool ladders or steps for above ground pools are usually fairly plain colors. You should never paint above ground swimming pool steps and ladders as the paint can contaminate your pool water but you can also compromise the safety of the apparatus. Anti-skid materials are commonly used during construction of above ground pool ladders and stairs in order to prevent accidental slips or falls and paint may compromise the effectiveness of these anti-skid features.
Above ground pool ladders and steps can be easily constructed so they are ready to use almost immediately. Remember to choose ladders or steps for above ground pools that have between 1 and 5 rungs or steps depending on the depth of your pool. Otherwise, feel free to choose any of the available varieties that are appropriate for your pool.