Sturdy steps, well built, perfect assembly directions. Long shafted (necessity) screwdriver and extra screws provided. Mat provides ample pool liner protection. Hand rail seems sufficient,will see how it hold up to kids. Either way replacement PVC pipe is easily obtainable.. The only other item that would make it perfect is a wedge interface between the flat bottom of the step structure and the slanted decline of the pool bottom from the side of the pool to the center of the pool. If you have a perfectly flat pool base the steps will sit level and all is fine. If your pool was designed to be lower in the middle (to provide more depth) the a wedge is necessary to keep the steps level. I used masonry block, and am not too concerned because the mat should protect the pool liner. But would be a MORE satisfied customer if there was some type of hard rubber wide wedge that could be placed under the steps.
it needs to have more drain holes in the steps, when I put it in my pool because of the lack of holes it would not go to the bottom of the pool. we had to add holes in the frame and steps to let air out and water in. we had the same problen when we took it out trying to dain the water out of the frame.
Installation is tricky unless you have the right tools, or the right contractor/handyman! This has made getting out of the pool much easier as well as safer. I recommend getting a sleeve, too, so you don't have to hang on to a hot metal rail. Don't forget to buy the parts you need for solid installation.
I purchased these steps to replace the standard ladder for our pool. NONE of the pieces are numbered. It took about 4 hours to put them together. Once ready to install you will need a person in the pool to help set the steps in place. There is no pad or liner protector included. I purchased this just as a precaution and to protect the pool liner. I wished the gate swung open further. It tends to close on you while climbing up and down the stairs. Overall, they are sturdy and serve the purpose.
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