This is my second set of confer steps. The first lasted for eight years and showed signs of splitting so I went for a second set, which is quite different from the first set. The new one is much more stable and has to be screwed together once the water steps are in the water. Getting the steps out of the water is an awful process- they are filled with water, very heavy and it is more than a two person job. The first set of steps could have come out still assembled to each other. Not with
... read more these- so there is a 100 plus pounds of steps floating around my above ground pool- just be aware that the steps work great when assembled and are an awful job when winterizing your pool.
8 months ago
Solid strong ladder
Very sturdy, not to hard to put together, very happy with it so far. It is a bit large so check size
3 months ago
Very sturdy stairs, complete with security gate
I purchased these stairs so that my father and my aunt could more easily get into the pool with their disabilities. Plus, these stairs look way nice and come with a security gate that you can lock as an extra effort to keep children out of the pool unattended.
Happy with the purchase, fast delivery, friendly associate's
7 months ago
works well for the price.
Needs sand to for weight, 20 lbs we could use more . Am thinking filling with H2O day work as well. But directions said sand. Stairs are rounded not flat like stepping on a pipe . Maybe I should have have it 3 stars. Will not corrode.
6 months ago
Great quality, exactly what we needed for a good price.
This is a really great ladder. Went together very easily. Step treads are nicer on the feet than our old ladder. Love it!!!
3 years ago
Deck flanges are a seperate item!!
Be sure to order your deck flanges along with this item. Holes in plastic steps may need trimmed for the pipe to slide through easily. Overall looks like a good product. In The Swim shipping our deck flanges in a couple days. Will update review when they arrive.
2 years ago
Rate a B
Very narrow is my only complaint. Went together easy.
In Arizona we were having a big problem with frogs. With the hot temperatures and
Frogs living in our grass areas around our pool. We would find frogs trying to get out of the pool. Best thing we did is install 3 Frog Log Critter Escape Ramp around the pool. It solved our problem!
2 years ago
No more dead creatures!
Since the day I installed this product I have not had a single animal perish in my pool! This makes me so very happy!
5 months ago
Bought this about a month ago. There have been far less Frogs in the skimmer.
Maybe we need a little towel rack & towels for the little guys for when they get out of the water!!!
I bought this about a month ago. It works great! Wish I would of had it last summer. The steps are easy for me to put down and put up. Last year I could not tell if ladder was in or out of pool without walking to the pool. Now it only takes a glance to see if ladder is up when the grandkids come over. We opted not to attach it to the pool, instead we order the outside stabilizer. The wide steps are also a plus.
2 years ago
extra sturdy but extra work!
None of the screw holes are pre-drilled. None. We had to cut them out with an exacto knife.
3 years ago
nice sturdy ladder
This ladder is very sturdy and priced right, word of advice is the hardware is stainless steel and the threads will get screwed up easily. If you tighten down really tight, dont plan on taking it apart cause unless you use anti sieze youll never get it back apart 8 outta 10 times. Use hand screwdriver and not drill driver
So thankful to find a ladder that is made to screw onto a wood deck. We bought a 52 inch above ground pool after our 19 year old pool collapsed. All the new pools are 52 inches so our deck had to be modified because the old pool was 48 inches.
We built a step up that made is over 55 inches high. You can not walk or step on the new plastic/resin top pools, so we had to build the deck over the top rails. This ladder was the 3rd ladder we purchased and we were so happy to finally find one that
... read more worked. We also have a sloped bottom so the middle is a bit deeper.
This ladder was exactly what we were looking for. Also made in USA which was a real plus!!!
2 years ago
Had a vertical ladder before this one that was difficult to climb and wobbly, and this ladder is much more stable and easier to use when getting out of the pool. So I think this is a very nice ladder for the price.
2 years ago
strong and sturdy. Water storage in the ladder is
We fought with the old "sand bag" latter for years. No matter how you sealed the sand bags, leakage would occur. That problem is now solved. This sturdy latter was easy to assembled (when you read and follow instructions). As soon as we started filling the ladder, it slowly when down to it's place in the pool. NO MORE SAND! I used longer screw for the Section you secured to the deck. also, use washers so the screw head doesn't go through. That is my only recommendation. I really like this
... read more ladder, and wished I bought it earlier.
I lost a dog in our pool and have lived in fear until finding the Skamper Ramp. We purchased the large one and have installed and taught our 50 pound dog to use - which she does with ease! I now have peace of mind that I hopefully will never live through that horror again. If you have an inground pool with only ladders - this is a must!
8 years ago
Inexpensive but effective
This is an inexpensive option for families with small animals. Our Bichon/Poodle was quick to adapt to the ramp. It also provide some peace of mind with our cats. The only drawback so far was adjusting the ropes that secure the ramp. It took a bit of time but they stay put when tied off.
8 years ago
Saved my cat's life the first week I had this!
I have had my pool for a couple of years and always wanted to purchase a scamper ramp for my pets saftey. I finally broke down and bought the largest one, as I have pets of all sizes. After installing the ramp, which is a sinch. I saw my cat playing one day on my deck and sure enough she fell right in the pool. I hurried to save her, but she had swam to the ramp and was letting herself out of the pool by the time I got out there. This ramp has paid for itself by saving my cat's life.
More About Above Ground Pool Steps & Above Ground Pool Ladders
Above ground pool steps and ladders are important pieces to your pool and its safety. In the Swim offers a variety of steps and ladders made of different materials for every above ground pool owner’s budget.
For above ground pools without a deck, a two-sided ladder like the Roll Guard A-frame safety ladder and the Evolution A-frame safety ladder are necessities. These two-sided pool ladders have an outside safety gate as does the heavy duty Deluxe Entry System with gate for added security when your pool is not in use. For the ultimate in above ground pool comfort, usability and safety, there’s the complete resin pool deck with a generous 5-foot-wide and 10-foot-long dimension along with steps into the pool and off the deck with a safety gate.
If your above ground pool features a deck, there are plenty of options such as the Evolution above ground pool in-pool ladder or more heavy duty, easier to use pool steps staircase that creates a very stable way of getting in and out of your above ground pool. The Grand Entrance Steps set is a secure, more stylish and aesthetically pleasing staircase that sits in your pool.
There are many different types of materials for pool ladders. The most popular and cost-efficient is the vinyl pool ladder that attaches to your deck or a double sided vinyl pool ladder for above ground pools without a deck. The 5-step stainless steel pool ladder has a classic look that provides great support and a long, useful life. If you have questions regarding above ground pool steps or above ground ladders, call or email our pool professionals at In the Swim.
In The Swim Email Sign up
Sign up for our weekly emails to
receive our most recent updates, deals and promotions.