My existing 16x32 concrete wall pool needs a new liner. What better time to look at retrofitting some permanent steps in the shallow end! The corners have a 10” diagonal thus we cannot get fabricated corner steps – they only come in 2’ or 6” radius or 90 degree. I have not been able to find a under the liner pre-fab step that will accommodate our 10” diagonal corner. Am I missing something?
The only option I have found in a CORNER step design is poured concrete. I have been searching for reviews on this and found this sounding board so I will put out these questions.
Will concrete under liner steps (with 1/8” thick foam over it) wear out the liner prematurely?
What about wrinkles or liner shrinkage concerns in the corner?
The contractor that I would like to work with (very responsive) does not offer this option but he does have a 180 degree wedding cake steps option on the straight end. These protrude 4-1/2 feet into the pool and take up 9 feet of the 16 foot wall. Have any of you done these? Were you happy or unhappy with the end result? It seems like the cake steps would be taking up a good portion of the shallow end of the pool! Also, this option is about $500 less than the poured concrete ones.
Any replies would be greatly appreciated!