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    trying to decide between ladder or stairs in deep end

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and hoping for your help. We are in final stages of selecting pool size/shape/accessories.
    We are likely going with Lagoon style from Latham Pool Products, 20x40 size which is quite large, 8' in deep end. We have a lot of parties and have kids ages 5 & 7.
    We will have 8' roman curve steps in shallow end and were thinking of having another set of same in deep end, along with a diving board.
    Idea is that people like to hang out on steps, plus we like the look of steps over a ladder.
    One concern is whether stairs will make it easier or more difficult to get out of the pool in the deep end? I've never tried myself. Not sure which is more functional?
    Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated!
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    Re: trying to decide between ladder or stairs in deep end

    Welcome to TFP!

    You may want to check codes. Ladders may be required.

    It would seem to me you'd have to crawl out of the stairs in the deep end which would be kind of awkward. Also, stairs tend to collect debris, so you'll want a return in each set of stairs. I think I'd probably consider a tanning ledge or seat rather than the second set of stairs.
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    Re: trying to decide between ladder or stairs in deep end

    We have a bench type seat with 1 step in our deep end.
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    Re: trying to decide between ladder or stairs in deep end

    Most folks nowadays are using swimouts, aka benches, to get out of the deep end. They are also nice for kids to hang out on and adults to sit on and sip tasty beverages!
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    Re: trying to decide between ladder or stairs in deep end

    pinguy do you like the bench seat with step in the deep end? do you find it awkward to get out? thank you!
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    Re: trying to decide between ladder or stairs in deep end

    I'm 56 and have no problem exiting from our bench.
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    Re: trying to decide between ladder or stairs in deep end

    I have a swim out on my deep end and it is easy to get out and I don't have a step. Great place to sit in the water and my dog can use it to get out, too.
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    Re: trying to decide between ladder or stairs in deep end

    Quote Originally Posted by Harleysally View Post
    pinguy do you like the bench seat with step in the deep end? do you find it awkward to get out? thank you!
    Yea we love it. Very easy to get in and out since it has a step, and its great to sit on with a drink. I would take a picture but our cover is on.
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