A backyard swimming pool makes it easy to keep cool on hot summer days, but sometimes the water temperature deters you from jumping in right away. If you find yourself lingering near the pool ladder to get your body acclimated to cool temperatures before you sink into the water, you'll want steps that allow you to gradually enter the pool at your own pace. For added security, shop specialty pool accessories for no-slip grips that can be added to the handrails. Whether you're looking for a sturdy ladder or full pool stairs, Kmart carries both options at affordable prices that'll make entering and exiting the water a breeze.
Inch your way into the water effortlessly with a brand new pool ladder from Kmart
From customized in-ground pools to circular above ground or inflatable models, swimming pools come in many shapes, sizes and depths. Active swimmers and little ones can use the edge of the pool to hoist themselves in and out of the water, but most people prefer the ease of use that comes with a quality pool ladder. Replacing a ladder that isn't very sturdy or upgrading to a full set of pool steps is easy with the large selection at Kmart.
After spending an afternoon enjoying the weightless feeling of floating in the water, climbing out of the pool might feel like a workout. There's also an element of danger if you use the edge of the pool to exit an above-ground pool, as the sides aren't designed to hold your full body weight. There are plenty of sturdy pool ladders and steps with extra wide rungs that make it easy to get in and out. You can find ladders with non-skid grips that rest on the top of each rung for added security. Pool steps have the widest surface area though, and you can even attach underwater pool lights to illuminate each step if you plan to swim in the evenings.
Of course, even if you don't frequent nighttime dips, pool safety should still be top priority. Whether you utilize your ladder to ease into the water or your children like to use the steps as home base in a fun game of water tag, the pool ladder is a comfortable refuge. That being said, arms and legs can easily get tangled between rungs if you aren't careful. For optimum safety, consider looking at ladders with anti-entrapment barriers to make it more difficult for limbs to get caught between the treads or behind the ladder.
Another consideration to make while you're shopping for a new ladder is how easily it is to assemble and subsequently break down when you're ready to winterize your pool for the season. There are ladders that come with a lockable roll-guard barrier that slides up and down to prevent access to the water. This is beneficial when the pool isn't in use or even during the off season if you don't plan to store the ladder completely over the winter.
Make pool safety a top concern this summer and invest in a new pool ladder or steps. Choose a ladder with deep rungs for easy in and out access to the water, or upgrade to full pool stairs for luxurious comfort at the best price.