Creating a level for your above ground pool can be a challenging, one that needs proper attention, detailing, and creativity. It’s not something that should be done in a hurry. When you purchase an above ground pool, it comes with its bare-bones kit. With this kit, you need to set up your pump, filter, and pool steps which are done separately. All these installations can be complicated, especially if you’ve not done it before. However, there is an alternative that will help build the steps quickly. We would break it down for you as we go along.
What You Need to Consider Before Building Your Pool Steps
Here are the required resources you should find before you begin to build your pool steps
- The shape of the pool: the way of the pool determines the style and design of the action because you cannot install the step meant for a particular form of the pool on another pool.
- The number of levers: From the size of your pool, you should be able to determine the number of steps your pool needs,
- Pool material: You need to consider the material you intend to use to make your pool as the content will determine the material you will use to make the step.
- Pool step material: you can use between theses specs of raw material to make a pool ladder, such as metal, wood, plastic, or any other type of material.
What Will Be Needed for an Above Ground Pool Steps?
To create your above ground pool steps, you’ll need the following materials
- 3M anti-slip tape
- 1 ½ inch deck screws
- Arborcoat premium exterior stain
- Two 4-step deck stringers
- Wood in each of the following dimensions
- 2 X 10 X 10 – Three
- 1 X 4 X 8 – Seven
- 1 X 6 X 8 – Nine
- 2 X 4 X8 – Six
This is a standard wood measurement for a small step but you can choose whatever measurement suits your needs.
How to Build Steps for Above the Ground Pool
- Begin with the base frame. The frame should have a tall back. Keep the upper back area open so you can fit the ladder you will design through that back.
- Attach the step stringers using a 3 ½ inch screws to the base. Fix the screws from up and from the back for a firm structure.
- Attach the risers using the 1 X 4 boards.
- On the side of the step, attach the 1 X 6 fence boards. Cut off the overlapping section and make sure the wood fits on both sides
- Install your steps using the 2 X 10 wood. The base should have a small overhang.
- Apply the arbor coat stain to protect the stairs from rot, or water.
- Apply the 3M anti-slip tape round the steps to provide grip.
It is not an easy to design the pool steps, but if you have patience and give room for mistakes, you will get it. Just make sure you do not waste the materials.