I purchased this step pad for my pool and it works great. It was easy to put in and looks nice as well.
7 months ago
Looks like it would work great, IF I had NEEDED it
When I ordered this item online, I thought I was going to need this Step Pad because we had an above ground pool. Then I had an accident, ended up hospitalized for a month, & need physical therapy. Because I need to exercise my legs, we took down our shallow above ground pool and installed an inground pool with built in steps. So there's no need for this item.
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.
I bought this ladder a few weeks ago and I am very satisfied with it. I am 300 pounds and it is a pretty sturdy ladder.
3 years ago
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!!!
8 months ago
Above ground ladder
I bought this ladder to replace one that has lasted over 8 years. I feel
Like I'll be lucky to get two out of this one. The plastic is much l
Thinner and the base you stand on as you get out of pool is really flimsy. The price was decent but the quality feels lacking. We shall see.
I have an Intex 52" above ground pool... and i wasn't sure if was going to be fair at best but i am so impressed with the quality for the price. Some of my family are large people and the ladder is spectacular. ....Worth every penny!!....also shipped very fast...
Happy pool owners
7 months ago
Made my pool functional again!!
Bought his ladder over a stock above ground pool ladder that was way to dangerous to use. This ladder has allowed my family to use our year old pool without worrying about the ladder collapsing or having to have a second person to assist getting into our 18' x 48" Intek pool
2 years ago
Easily assembled very solid
so far this system is great it is solid and easily assembled the only downside was with some of the hardware very small and not very secure in holding the top step in place they have fallen out twice we are trying to find something more secure in holding the top step on otherwise it is a great secure ladder
I bought the ramp 2 weeks ago. We installed it with little difficulty. It seems to be working fine.
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.
9 years ago
I put it up yesterday and while I was working on the pump saw the cat fall in the pool and she swim over and got right out! WOW it works!
I bought this ladder to replace the standard gray one that came with my out of ground pool. The original ladder looked cheap and tacky. Since my out of ground pool is sunk into a large deck with planters and palm shrubs the new ladder adds a definite "in ground" appearance. The ladder also provides easy and safe access to the pool and is very sturdy. I also found that by not inserting the screws into the base mounting I can easily lift the ladder out to allow the pool cleaner to do its work
... read more effectively. The ladder is a well designed and good product and I would not hesitate to recommend it to any one who wants to improve the look and the access to their pool.
8 years ago
great ladder for the price
we are enjoying are new ladder and the mat; It looks and feels real nice. My children are always on it and jumping off of it. My husband is over 250lbs and its easy for him to get in and out of the pool. We are adding on to are deck so we are going to need another ladder.
10 years ago
LUV MY IN GROUND LADDER
In response to icegator's review:
"This is a solid ladder and is lightweight. Make sure you cut your hole through your deck on the small side. This will keep the ladder from raising up and moving."
You don't need to cut your holes on the small side in your deck in order to keep it from sliding up and down. Once you have the flanges screwed down onto the deck and you insert the aluminum handles, you simply predrill a hole right through the neck of the plastic flange and into
... read more the ladder handle itself, and simply insert a screw (I used the white head screws used for aluminum siding, they blend in too). This keeps the handle from sliding up and down through the deck holes. Remember to do it for both handles and as an extra measure, I also did it to the handles that insert into the ladder neck. Also they tell you to add some weight to the bottom step, I placed clean stones tied inside canvas bags and stuffed them into the little compartments on the backside of the bottom step, works great! Gives it a nice solid feel!
We have had this for a month now and love it, especially when several people are in the pool. It was relatively easy to put together and get in the pool. Stays put since we secure it to our wood deck, but not so sure it would if you did not secure it to something. I will be interested to see how easy it is to get out of the pool for winter storage.
2 years ago
Great for dogs! And even people.
Sturdy, well made, easy to assemble, stay in place well, my labs use them with ease, i used (4) separate homemade 40# pvc and concrete weights to hold them down instead of sand, drilled a few extra holes in bottoms of pieces to let water and air in and out when placing and removing them from pool. I'm a 40 year old guy in pretty good shape but no Hercules, and I am able to get them both in and out of the pool myself (slowly and gradually to let water in when installing and out when removing),
... read more all while staying dry, though it would be an easier job with two people. I would not be able to do this if I used sand as a ballast as suggested in the instructions.
2 years ago
Good product, not a great description
The steps are sturdy and look great. The instructions were well written and easy to follow. It does not snap together without tools. Our steps took 3 people about an hour to assemble, they need 40 lb of sand, a rubber mallet, a cordless drill, and a phillips head screwdriver. They are supposed to be removed for the winter, I don't know how we'll manage that. The assembled steps filled with sand and water are very heavy.
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.
5 years ago
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.
2 years ago
I bought this a couple weeks ago and it is great. Simple to put together and the quality is great. Thought I would need sand bags or something to weigh it down but they were not needed. We just made sure to slowly submerge stairs to allow air to escape and water to fill. Best purchase I have made for our pool. Delivery was quick and arrived as scheduled. If you want a nice quality stair and not build a deck this is the perfect choice.
Very narrow is my only complaint. Went together easy.
2 years ago
great for the money
It was here in no time. It was easy to put together. Works great!
1 year ago
Bought this specifically so I could cut off a few inches from the back of the "U" to accommodate a taller height from the bottom of my pool to the surface of the deck I built over the top of it - worked like a charm. A little difficult to put together because the holes on the steps didn't quite line up with the holes in the rails, but it was nothing a little persistence couldn't fix. Overall a big improvement in quality over the ladder that came with the pool when I bought it.
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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