We once had an in-ground pool, but this is our first above ground. After months of scraping, digging, and leveling, we just set up a Polygroup 14' X 42" above ground pool in part of our backyard. We still working on landscaping as well as a small deck next to the pool. My husband made and set up a solar array that runs our pump. Our little pool is nice for cooling off and having fun with the grands, but our ladder feels a bit shakey so we're looking for easy DIY ideas for making steps and a small platform from which to enter the pool.