Above Ground Pool Deck and Ladders
Above ground pools can fill summers with fun for family, relatives and friends. It is one of the most economical things one can do for entertainment and parties. When planning the installation of the pool, one should think about the option of having a pool deck, and what type of pool ladder would best fit user's needs. Let's look at some reasons to have both deck and ladders, for added pleasure, comfort, and safety while using the pool. Most are easily assembled.
Ladders are more than just functional. Safety needs and levels of comfort are important. Ladders can impact a great deal on how the pool is used, who can use it, and under what conditions. When considering different makes and styles of ladders, attention must be given to who will be using it. Children's safety and comfort needs will require looking at ladders with smaller step spans and hand rails. Rails that are enclosed on both sides provide even more safety, to ensure the child cannot fall through. Planning ahead for visitors and friends will help determine ladder and deck styles. Some may wish to purchase more than one ladder.
Friends and family may want to swim in the new above ground pool, but what if someone is very heavy? Will they be at risk? There are ladders on the market that will hold over 450 lbs, and have the required strength to support the individual safely. Various grades of plastics, stainless steel, aluminum and other materials are used for all ladders and decks. Knowing what the weight-bearing load is for any ladder or deck is crucial.
Some above ground pool ladders have steps as well as rungs, allowing children or those with special needs easy access. Some ladders are a combination of both, or have steps on both sides. Some may wish to have a small connecting deck at the top. These can be small platforms designed to hold over a thousand pounds of weight. Pool decks can be very small up to very large in size.
A larger deck allows others to gather and sit at the poolside. Unlike an in ground pool, sitting at poolside with an above ground pool can be disconnecting due to the sides of the pool. Having a large deck allows parents to more closely watch children, and to be more readily available if needed quickly in the pool. Without a deck, in an emergency, the time it takes to climb the ladder into the pool can make a huge difference.
Both above ground pool ladders and decks are designed in neutral colors, blending with most above ground pools. They are beautifully designed to be visually enhancing. Many have special features, such as ladder gates with gate locks, ladder guards for safety, special railings, and specialty lights for nighttime swimming safety. When shopping for above ground pool ladders and decks, consumers should look at the specification sheets. The sales person can assist in selecting the right accessories for the purchaser's needs.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this website are opinions of AboveGroundPoolGuide.com and do not reflect advice from retail professionals. You should always do your own research and consult retailers prior to any purchase decisions.