You are in your backyard enjoying your swimming pool, but you cannot enjoy your pool fully without the use some basic accessories. One of these accessories is pool steps. Pool steps are necessary in both in-ground and above-ground pools and allow for ease of access getting into and out of the pool.
Pool steps are also necessary for safety. The last thing you want is for someone to be attempting to get in or out of the pool and falling because they cannot reach the side of the pool and climb in or out. Pool steps allow your friends and family to enjoy your pool in a safe and enjoyable manner.
Ladder Style Pool Steps
Ladder-style pool steps are the most basic style of pool steps that are available. They are usually constructed from high impact plastic or aluminum and have several steps that reach down to the ground for above-ground pools. On the other side, there are several steps that reach down into the pool water. This type A-frame pool steps is very inexpensive, with prices ranging from $70 to $200.
Above-Ground Pool Steps
Another style of pool steps for above-ground pools has a ladder on one side of the steps leading from outside the pool to a series of steps on the inside of the pool. This type of pool steps usually is designed from high impact plastic and has wide pool steps that allow you to enter and exit the pool with ease and safety. This type of pool steps system range in price from $200 on upwards of more than $800.
Gated pool steps are also another option for above-ground pools. This style of pool steps has a fence or lattice work that surrounds the steps and a gate at the bottom of the steps where the steps meet the ground from the outside of the pool. These pool steps are made of high impact plastic and are resistant to breakage, mildew and insects. Gated pool steps range in price from $400 to $600.
In-Ground Pool Steps
Some in-ground pools are built without pool steps, particularly older pools. Pool steps for in-ground pools do not have a ladder or steps to reach outside the pool. Instead, they are steps that you place in the shallow end of the pool. Usually, pool steps for in-ground pools are wide enough so that you can sit on them and enjoy the water. Pool steps for in-ground pools range in price from $500 to $700.
Above-Ground Pool Decks
Many owners of above-ground pools often complain that there are few options for stairs and steps that make the pool easily accessible. Installing a wooden deck can be an option for some pool owners, but they are expensive to install and can be difficult to maintain. Adding a high impact resin plastic above-ground pool deck can be the answer to this problem. Not only do they provide steps leading up to the pool, but they also provide a platform for having access to in-pool steps leading into and out of the pool.