question about swimming pools?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Spookwriter, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    Am I allowed to ask that here?

    We have the standard 24 foot round, above ground. A-frame ladder.

    My wife has me building a deck. The original A-frame ladder will no longer
    work with this plan.

    Looking at deck ladders.

    I like the one that has steps inside the pool. Big nice steps. (Wife no longer
    gets around like a spring chicken)

    Any BYC member have the deck ladders, or better yet the step version and
    how do you like them?

    (You step from our main deck to the new pool deck. That deck will also allow
    access to the raised garden beds and the coop area.)
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    We use the big steps in our pool...
    I LOVE it.. its so much better then the small ladders.
    We just screwed them onto our deck.. easy peasy...
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I don't have any ladder in my pool, only steps, but mine is in the ground. I never did particularly like the pool ladders though, easier to pull myself out without the ladder than with it.
  4. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    They work great, just have to weight down the step underwater.. ps and use the small straps to hold them to the deck.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:Yeah..we have to tie weights to ours too..
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Steps in... but ours is in ground also, in fact I'm sitting here on the back porch and watching 3 of my kids and two neighbor kids playing Marco Polo.
  7. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Above ground pool here with deck.

    We have the in pool steps. Had the ladder. Prefer the steps.

    They are hollow plastic, before you put the upper handles on, fill the bottom halves of the frame with play sand. The steps themselves are vented, so when placed in the pool they will float for a few seconds until the steps fill with water, then they will settle down into the pool. All you have to do then is bolt/screw the brackets to the deck to hold them in place.
  8. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    The steps are great! Like them better than the ladder. It's nice for little ones to sit on, too.

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