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    Hand rail or no hand rail

    Hello,

    we are currently building an in ground 18 x 36 ft roman pool with steel walls and vinyl liner. Our question is do we need a hand rail on the 11 ft roman stairs. I never see any in any pictures, but our pool kit supplier says we should have them.

    Opinions please.

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    Re: Hand rail or no hand rail

    I would say yes, vinyl liners can be very slippery at times.

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    Re: Hand rail or no hand rail

    though they may detract visually overall from the long view, handrails are also inviting - there is a feeling of safety and women want to feel graceful descending. for kids it is an active zone - the rail is part of games, a built in mechanism to practice floating, and a visual cue of safe depth.
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    Re: Hand rail or no hand rail

    Definite yes vote for the handrails.
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    Re: Hand rail or no hand rail

    Absolutely a must!
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    Re: Hand rail or no hand rail

    I'm always different. I have no rails or ladders on my pool (swim-out in deep end), and I like it that way. No old ladies around here, though. Kids have plenty to do in a pool; they won't complain--and it's one less thing for them to bang their heads on.
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    Re: Hand rail or no hand rail

    Thanks for your input. Hand railing it is.


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    Removable

    Hi

    I would think that most handrails are removable--hopefully yours can be too, giving you the option of having it in place or not.

    You don't say where you are located. Do you live in a part of the country where you would close your pool for the winter? Will you be putting a cover on your pool? Most handrails can come out so that the cover can go on. (There are probably exceptions to this.)

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    Re: Hand rail or no hand rail

    [quote="piggyfarmers"]though they may detract visually overall from the long view, handrails are also inviting - there is a feeling of safety and women want to feel graceful descending.


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