We plan on building an inground pool- 16 x 28' vinyl liner style- with salt system, I believe. The work should start in the next few weeks.
We were offered the choice of cake style stairs that would have the liner run over them or entry stairs from a side. What would you recommend? We don't have a ton of space- thus the very small pool and one pool guy thought the cake style stairs would give us more space around the pool. Our pool is going to be about 5-6 feet from the house on two sides because of space.
A said note-We have two dogs- not sure if either one will EVER get into the pool but they may....? (one is a boxer, the other a shih tzu) The pool guy said if they do to put a towel over the stair under the water for them to walk on. Not sure if this will even be an issue.
Do the entry stairs tend to deteriorate over time? Do they stain? If one color better than another? Someone once told me to stay away from white- maybe because they discolor, I can't recall. ?
What about cake style stairs? How do they hold up? Will the liner running over them thin or wear faster?