Hand rail or no hand rail

cdnsubmariner

New member
Jun 14, 2010
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Hello,

we are currently building an in ground 18 x 36 ft roman pool with steel walls and vinyl liner. Our question is do we need a hand rail on the 11 ft roman stairs. I never see any in any pictures, but our pool kit supplier says we should have them.

Opinions please.

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piggyfarmers

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Apr 6, 2010
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hurricane deep south
though they may detract visually overall from the long view, handrails are also inviting - there is a feeling of safety and women want to feel graceful descending. for kids it is an active zone - the rail is part of games, a built in mechanism to practice floating, and a visual cue of safe depth.
 

Durk

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Jun 14, 2007
654
New Jersey
I'm always different. I have no rails or ladders on my pool (swim-out in deep end), and I like it that way. No old ladies around here, though. Kids have plenty to do in a pool; they won't complain--and it's one less thing for them to bang their heads on.
 

Lana537

LifeTime Supporter
May 16, 2009
242
The Triangle, NC
Removable

Hi

I would think that most handrails are removable--hopefully yours can be too, giving you the option of having it in place or not.

You don't say where you are located. Do you live in a part of the country where you would close your pool for the winter? Will you be putting a cover on your pool? Most handrails can come out so that the cover can go on. (There are probably exceptions to this.)

Lana
 

Floater

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May 16, 2008
111
Southwest OH
piggyfarmers said:
though they may detract visually overall from the long view, handrails are also inviting - there is a feeling of safety and women want to feel graceful descending.


Graceful? What the heck is that... I Cannonball woo hoo~~ :whoot:
 
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