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Thread: Railings or ladder for deep end ?

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    May 2015
    Houston TX

    Railings or ladder for deep end ?

    Our pool layout has been drawn ! Hoping to dig Saturday !
    We are retired and this is our first pool. I never see anyone mention railings for the swimout in the deep end. Now don't laugh, but how do you get out of the pool if there's nothing to hold onto ?
    Our pool is 32' long, not very big. So I guess we could exit from the tanning ledge in the shallow end.
    Btw,thanks for all the postings and advice on this forum ! If it ever stops raining we will have our pool one day !
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    Mod Squad Texas Splash's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Railings or ladder for deep end ?

    We opted to just rely on the steps in the shallow end. We could've had a hand rail installed there too, but decided not to. Just a personal choice. Less clutter for us, just seemed cleaner for our eyes. Congratulations on your retirement!
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    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Railings or ladder for deep end ?

    Our pool is 32' long also, with young kids in the deep end and a fear that we old folks might tire out now and then too. So (since we have a automatic cover to consider) we had the pool builder install drop down stairs that can be raised or lowered by pulling 2 long pins out of the base. Easily done even from within the pool. We don't use them often unless the kids are doing lots of cannonballs and horsing around in the deep water and want fast exit and access for more fun. It works like this

    Johnny Hinge Ladder Hinge - YouTube
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    Mar 2013
    New Hampshire

    Re: Railings or ladder for deep end ?

    We have a bench in the deep end that you can sit on and climb out if you wanted to. We have no railings or ladders for the entire pool.
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    dumbcluck's Avatar
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    Aug 2013
    long beach

    Re: Railings or ladder for deep end ?

    In our pool we put a bench or swim out or love seat (however you want to call it) on each side of the pool in the deep end with a step do you can easily climb in And out or rest on either side of the pool.

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