I built them in one day. I needed a friend to help lift the one half into the pool.
They were a little heavy to adjust the height once I got them in the pool. There was a learning curve about getting them good and level, so that the two staircases can be attached with good stability.
The "non-entrapment step facing" and "the skids" on the bottom of both sides should be installed outside of the pool, and secured with a little tape until you have the steps installed well.
Once the stairs are in
... read more you will not be able to adjust the liner, so be completely ready to place the steps where you want them.
Mom/Granny went swimming today and did great. She was fully in control all the way into the pool and all the way out to the sidewalk.
3 years ago
We just brought this double stair system because we have an elderly person with limited mobility. These steps work amazingly well for him and also for our overweight friends and family. Extremely easy to assemble. Most of it snaps together. Assembled and in the pool in about two hours. Couldn't say enough about this product.
9 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
We got a pool last year and it came with a ladder and we hated it. So I started looking around for steps so my elderly Mother-in-law could get into the pool with our family along with all my neices and nephews. We planned on getting just the steps and after 6 weekends of my brother in law not showing up to build it, we took the lumber back and I called and ordered another set of steps and the enclosure kit. Yes, is a little pricey but it is worth every penny. We put it together today and it did
... read more take about 4 hrs to assemble the whole unit.(2 people) You have to put together both set of steps and the the enclosure kit and the gate. It is alittle time consuming. The only issue we had was we built a stone patio outside the pool and the pool and the patio are not the same level which we did have to finangle it a bit to level it up. The unit does have some room for play but if there is more than and inch difference your side rails will not line up correctly. We eventually did get it to work and I am very happy with the product so far. It looks good and it is very easy to walk up into the pool and out. I am so glad I spent the extra money and bought the steps instead of the ladder. You won't be sorry.
8 years ago
Great for backyard w/o a fence
We bought our current pool last year and it only had a standard ladder. Our autistic daughter, who normally is a fish during the summer, refused to climb the ladder and if we lifted her into the pool, she became hysterical. This year we found the staircase system and enclosure. She loves it and the enclosure gives us peace of mind that she can not get in the pool without us opening it for her.
We have had these stairs in our pool for over 13 years. I bought the original ones from another retailer for a lot more money 13 years ago. We broke them this year because we didn't have the man power to lift and should have had someone in the water helping to get them out. These steps have been great for babies, they have been through 5 grandchildren and my 90 year old mother really loves them, she can get in and out of the pool very easily which is why I am purchasing the same stairs as I had.
8 years ago
Our best pool investment!
Our old ladder steps were falling apart last year so we needed a new set. With grandparents watching our young son a few days a week, we thought these stairs would make getting in and out of the pool much easier. These pool steps were not a disappointment! Grandmas can now get in and out without a problem, and our son can sit safely on the steps and play.
They require some time to assemble and fill with sand. They also require some extra help to get in and out of the pool. Otherwise, they are a
... read more great addition to an above gound pool
4 years ago
Love These Steps
Over all these stairs are a marked improvement over a ladder. As I've read in other reviews the railings or handles are a little flimsy, but you really don't need to pull hard on them if you are able to walk up and down stairs normally. The manufacturer states to put 40 lbs. of sand in the stairs before putting them in your pool. My husband and I did not do this because we knew we would never be able to get them back out again on our own. Instead we let them fill with water as we put them in the
... read more water, then I got 40 lbs. of plastic coated weights and tied them to the sides of the stairs with marine rope. Worked great all summer! We just now untied the weights and pulled the stairs out to close the pool for the season. Very easy! Thanks for a great product!
Took about an hour to put together with a rubber mallet. Make sure you get nice dry sand to fill it with. Mine was kind of moist and was getting stuck and not falling to the bottom. I ended up putting them in the pool and they floated. So make sure you really shake the sand down. They look great in my 24ft round.
4 years ago
The curve step system is amazing!
I highly recommend the Curve Step System for anyone that has an above ground pool. They are very well built and the assembly instructions were easy to follow and was as close to trouble free as anything we have ever tried to assemble before.
Our above ground pool is buried approximately 3 ft. in the ground, and this step system makes it effortless to get in and out of the pool.
We are extremely happy with the look of the steps and have received numerous compliments on them!
My husband & I are
... read more very impressed by this product. So much so that he said, "you have to write a review on these so people will know how great these steps are!"
6 months ago
I bought this system a couple weeks ago. It was not difficult to assemble, but had to use two bags of sand. It looks great.
After we put a large deck around our pool we wanted a ladder that would work for us. We found it in this product. We had no problems installing it, really it was easy, we did purchase the metal flanges. The ladder is very sturdy and we have had no problems with it moving. This was definitely a great purchase
10 years ago
The ladder seems to be very well made and very comfortable to use but even after putting 12 small bricks in the available spaces, the ladder would not remain on the bottom of the pool. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that this was a replacement ladder and I used the same deck fitting to mount it. From what I can see that should not have made a difference.
10 years ago
This ladder was a great investment. I did a lot of shopping around and found this one a a good price. It was my first purchase at In the Swim and it won't be my last. I was impressed by how quickly it arrived. It was very easy to install and I like the way it looks. My previous ladder had metal handles and it ended up looking rusty.
After replacing our original liner we wanted something to protect our new liner and this product work perfectly.
8 years ago
Very Good product
I purchased the size that was offered with these steps but, in my opinion, it should be the bigger one offered with the steps to cover all the bottom of the steps, not just the front part. But other than that is a great thing to protect your liner under the steps.
6 months ago
pad for under steps
great purchase, would recommend this for under steps in pool !
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.
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