Adding steps to an old in-ground pool

raidermanz

Member
Oct 8, 2020
15
indiana
Hello everyone,

I am looking for some advice and, affirmation I suppose, about adding steps to our old in-ground pool. The pool is an old "hybrid" pool that we are having a liner put in. This pool hasn't been active in some time, so we believe the liner is the most cost effective solution, however my wife doesn't want to use the ladder as the only way into, and out of, the pool. Now as guys know, there really is only one acceptable method to enter a pool (cannonball), but I do need to keep the peace at home. Can anyone provide any perspective on the additional costs of steps, and the options available. inexpensive, but not cheap...lol.

Thanks
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
22,113
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I would think you can use some type of steps they use in a vinyl liner pool.

Post some pics of your pool and where the steps could go and let's see if @jimmythegreek has ideas.
 

jimmythegreek

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Aug 10, 2017
3,171
Morris Cnty NJ
The only real way is to use a step kit and do liner over stairs. Without knowing the shape amd profile I cant suggest a certain type but they range in the 1-2k for a standard setup
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
5,379
NY
Now as guys know, there really is only one acceptable method to enter a pool (cannonball), but I do need to keep the peace at home
It’s the perfect compromise. You can still cannonball into the deep end and she can sashay down the steps, slowly with the sun glistening off her like a shampoo commercial. Everybody wins !!
 

sktn77a

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May 16, 2010
1,968
Chapel Hill, NC
You could either cut out a section of the wall and decking at the shallow end and install liner pool-type steps (as above) or build concrete wedding cake-style steps inside the existing shallow end wall. Then cover with the liner.