This is an overall sturdy ladder but since it is made out of plastic entirely it is a little bit wobbly. It still uses strong plastic but since there are really no nuts and bolts to it, it feels like it is wobbbly and you have to get use to that. After getting use to it for a while you don't notice it anymore. I have had a 349 poind freind get in and out of my pool several times and the ladder did not bend or bow from his weight. The safety feature is outstanding but alsa older kids knd get a
... read more running jump start and get up the ladder, really meant to keep toddlers and smaller children out. I am satisfied with it.
2 years ago
works great ,very sturdy, glad we bought it. We got delivered very fast. Thank you
9 months ago
We just put this ladder together and are very happy with the quality and appearance.
These stairs do come with the safety gate even though the product description states that it can be purchased separately. These stairs are very well built and seem like they will last for a very long time. They are also very nice looking compared to the cheaper stairs. The only cons were the pirce and the fact that putting them together was a bit of a pain. It takes two people minimally.
4 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.
8 months 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.
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
Easily installed and easy to use. Ladder takes up very little space in the pool, although not recommended if you are experiencing any handicap in the legs or the arms. Use really need both for the use of the ladder.
6 months ago
Easy to assemble, sturdy and it looks great. Can't go wrong here.
Super fast shipping and the steps are great. Easy to put together and very stylish. The only thing we wished is that we can get a curve for the opposite side as well these steps are that nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7 months ago
Nice looking steps, solid slip reisitant.
Bought a month ago. Easy assembly. Rubber mallet a must. Proper weight of sand for ballast a must.
Many Many compliments on the steps. Be done with ladders forever.
1 year 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.
More About Above Ground Pool Steps & Above Ground Pool Ladders
Above ground pool steps and above ground pool ladders are an important piece to your pool’s overall safety. Above ground pool steps and above ground pool ladders work as a safety feature and add to the aesthetics of your pool. In the Swim carries a variety of types of above ground pool steps and above ground pool ladders available in a several different materials and price ranges that are sure to match your 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. Not only do they, and many above ground pool ladders like them, come with a safety gate, but they offer wide, solid steps for sure footing while getting in or out of the pool. There’s also a safety feature behind the stairs that prevents a swimmer from getting trapped under the water behind the steps.
If your above ground pool features a deck, there are plenty of options such as the Evolution in pool above ground pool ladders or something slightly more heavy duty and cosmetically suiting, the Staircase above ground pool steps.
Above ground pool steps and ladders come in a variety of materials including vinyl, plastic, aluminum and stainless steel. 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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