Pool Ladders and Steps
Whether you own an in-ground or above-ground pool, it’s vitally important to make sure that everyone can get safely in and out. Particularly if you have children or elderly family members who may be using the pool, a suitable pool ladder or set of steps will make it both easier and safer for them to get into the water and get out again. There are many different types of pool ladder – from those you can affix to a deck or to the edge of a built-in pool and descend into the water, to entirely above ground pool ladders that can be securely fixed to both sides of an above ground pool’s wall. Amongst other pool equipment and parts, you can also buy sets of steps to attach to the edge of the pool, which descend more gradually into the water. Peruse eBay’s online range for the greatest variety of styles and brands, and keep in mind a couple of key considerations as you look.
What to look for in a pool ladder
First and foremost, make sure you verify the dimensions of the pool ladder – the last thing you want is one that’s either too tall or too short for your pool. Material is also a key consideration: both built-in and above ground pool ladders need to be made from a sturdy, durable and rust-proof material – preferably stainless steel or a very robust plastic. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for a pool ladder that has rungs or steps specifically designed with grip in mind, in order to prevent people from slipping and to safeguard against accidents climbing in and out of the pool. Both built-in and above ground pool ladders should also have a sturdy hand rail of some sort to make life easier, especially for older friends or family members who may not be quite so agile as the kids! Shop online with eBay to see the best range of price points, brands and materials available.