There is no better way to beat the heat than to splash around in your very own above-ground swimming pool! Such a backyard addition provides a ton of entertainment and relaxation. It is a wonder why not everybody has invested in such a great attraction. The installation of above-ground swimming pools is even a rather simple task. Most only take a few minutes to set up. Above-ground swimming pools provide simple fun, but we cannot forget about safety. We must install steps for our pool before we can enjoy the cool water.
Above-ground swimming pools are generally pretty high off the ground, so you will not want people trying to climb in and out without steps to help them. For maximum safety, you will need steps on the outside and on the inside of the pool. Your swimmers will have a very hard time getting in and out of the pool without these steps. You do not want to make it a hassle to go swimming, so install these steps and make everyone safe and happy.
The cost of these steps can be very affordable, depending on the material that you choose. They are available in plastic (for plastic pools, usually), vinyl (for vinyl pools), aluminum (for aluminum pools), and stainless steel (for galvanized steel pools). It is best to get steps that are made of the same material as your above-ground swimming pool because they will most likely last around the same amount of time as your pool. If you get a plastic pool and stainless steel steps, you will have steps long after your pool is gone. If you have a galvanized steel swimming pool and plastic steps, you will be replacing your steps quite often.
The stainless steel steps are by far the most durable, but they are also the most expensive. They will last about 20 years with a steel swimming pool. It is wise to have sturdy steps since they will be holding your weight and are meant to provide safety. The stainless steel steps are the best option, but coming in second are the aluminum steps. They are also a little more pricey, but will last longer than the plastic or vinyl steps.
Once you have chosen your material, you will need to figure out the structure of your steps. They should be placed in the safest and best area of your pool, and should not fall apart. If they were to break while someone was using them for support, that person could be seriously injured. If anything could ruin a day by the pool, that could.
After installing your pool steps, you may want to add anti-slip material and handrails for even more safety. If you do not choose to do either of these things, you will definitely want to make sure that your steps are ribbed to prevent slipping. The people stepping on your steps will be wet, so do your best to prevent any slipping or accidents. After you have installed your steps, rest easy in knowing you have a safe swimming environment.