Pool Ladders & Handrail Safety
One of the great things about living in Florida is that you can enjoy your pool, on average, 75% of the year – or more if you have a heater installed. Enjoying your pool with your friends and family members is always exciting, but doing so shouldn't be a priority at the expense of everyone's overall safety. That's why ladders and handrails are so essential; they provide that extra level of protection so that everyone can enjoy a nice dip as those temperatures rise without worrying about issues like slipping and falling.
Benefits of Pool Ladders & Handrails
Pool rails and ladders are important because they make your pool safer to use. This is true for people of all ages – from young children to the elderly and everyone in between. They're especially helpful for people who may have mobility issues, allowing them to get in and get out of the pool as safe as possible. Additionally, they are aesthetically pleasing – there is a style available that can fit virtually any look that you're going for with your pool area and larger landscaping design.
- Handrails and ladders made from PVC polymer are designed to be durable and long-lasting.
- A wide range of styles and colors are available for customization purposes.
- PVC handrails and ladders are naturally no-slip surfaces, enhancing safety.
- They help make sure you're in compliance with all local safety and building codes.
Pool Handrail & Ladder Options
At GPS Pools, we can install various options for both ladders and handrails for you to choose from, depending on your needs. Having said that, it's important to note that we only install pool ladders and handrails made of PVC polymer – this is because they're by far the superior option when it comes to other types of materials. They do not conduct electricity, they do not have to be grounded or bonded, and they are always cool to the touch – all of which combine to form the best possible experience for your pool.
In terms of ladders, you can choose between standard residential ladders, cross-braced ladders, dock ladders, spit ladders, and more. Also available are options like the Premium Plus Series ladder that is made from a high-impact polymer and offers reinforced construction for maximum durability.
Why PVC Polymer vs. Steel?
When choosing handrails and ladders for their pools, some people assume there is only one option available to them in terms of material: steel. While it's true that steel items like these are common, they're also not nearly as beneficial as they first appear to be. Steel ladders and handrails are far more likely to rust and experience discoloration thanks to the constant presence of moisture and pool-cleaning chemicals as well. Steel will also get very hot when exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time. Grounding and/or bonding are often required, potentially harming the pool deck you've already invested so much in. All this, and you might end up with something that looks more like an afterthought than a natural part of your design.
PVC polymer, on the other hand, adds long-term safety features to your pool as rails made from this product are designed to resist rust and corrosion for years. They're maintenance-free, thus saving you quite a bit of money and adding significant long-term value to your property as well.
Expert Pool Ladder & Handrail Installation
Rather than trying to install your new pool ladders and handrails yourself, don't worry; the certified technicians at GPS Pools are here to help. Our technicians have years of combined experience in exactly this type of installation process, and they're also intimately familiar with all the products we sell, meaning that everything will go off without issue or delay. They will also suggest a maintenance schedule that will help you properly care for your ladders and handrails so that they last as long as possible. Our technicians can also keep you up-to-date on any changes that have been made to local safety codes, any equipment upgrades that may be available, and more, all so that you can make the best and most informed decision possible when it comes to your pool.
At GPS Pools, we've worked hard to develop a reputation as one of the leading providers of pool supplies in the state – and that is definitely true of ladders, handrails and additional accessories. If you need help making sure that your pool is as safe as possible, you can always turn to our team to make sure the job gets done properly.