AGP ladder - how to keep child safe?

kyden

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Aug 21, 2018
14
Canada
Other than pulling my ladder in and out of the pool every day, is there something that I can install that keeps the kids out when it's not being used?
 

tatertot09

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May 4, 2010
183
Lenoir City TN
We have a ladder that the steps actually flip up and lock giving them nothing to grab on to except two PVC poles. That may be one of the better options?
 

PoolGate

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Jun 7, 2017
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Damascus, MD
Children should never be allowed unsupervised access to the pool. Covering the ladder is not a replacement for a fence. In many areas of the US all entrances to the pool must be fenced with a child-proof fence, or alarmed, or both. I would think Canada has similar regulations.
 

zea3

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Jul 10, 2009
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Houston, Texas
What kind of above ground pool do you have? Could you post a picture? How old are the kids? I would not pull the ladder out if there are things in the area they could drag over to get into the pool.
 

kyden

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Aug 21, 2018
14
Canada
Children should never be allowed unsupervised access to the pool. Covering the ladder is not a replacement for a fence. In many areas of the US all entrances to the pool must be fenced with a child-proof fence, or alarmed, or both. I would think Canada has similar regulations.
Ok so there is an alarm function I can buy? Our yard is fenced, but our daughter is now able to open deadbolt doors from inside and could get access to the ladder. We got a permit to erect the pool last year. All that was required was a fenced in yard. No separate fence as it is an above ground pool.
 

kyden

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Aug 21, 2018
14
Canada
What kind of above ground pool do you have? Could you post a picture? How old are the kids? I would not pull the ladder out if there are things in the area they could drag over to get into the pool.
It's a Coleman 12x22? steel frame pool. Kid is 3. The ladder that came with the pool hangs over the corner and is quite wonky.
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Get a dead bolt that uses a key to open and remove the key and put it out of sight. Yeah it could be a pain but will be well worth it to keep the little safe!!
 

PaigeMark

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Jun 13, 2019
85
Tulsa, OK
Ok so there is an alarm function I can buy? Our yard is fenced, but our daughter is now able to open deadbolt doors from inside and could get access to the ladder. We got a permit to erect the pool last year. All that was required was a fenced in yard. No separate fence as it is an above ground pool.
Our house has two deadbolts on each door leading to the backyard/pool area. The second is about a foot from the top of the door so little ones can’t open it. A friend has these and has added an alarm to those doors. Might help?
 

scout123

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Feb 18, 2018
143
Chattanooga, TN
Around that age, I installed locks at the tops of my doors. Even with a chair pushed over, my daughter couldn't reach those locks. You could install a door alarm, so you'd know if it was opened. You could also just fence in the pool inside your fenced back yard (that's what I did, even with my little 12 foot pool). A locking safety ladder is a good idea, but, as the video shows, kids can climb those. With little kids, the best protection is a fence.
 
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