My pool has the wierdest ladder I ever heard of for an above ground pool. Namely, the inside ladder doesn't go all the way to the bottom! To add to the problem, since it's a soft side pool, the ladder is not connected to the top rail; it just rests there. The only way the ladder is actually connected to the pool is it's screwed onto the bottom rail of the pool on the outside, all the way at the ground. Needless to say, it's an unstable set up. Since it's the ladder that comes with the pool, I would say it's really a poor design. We're wanting to build a deck, but probably won't be until next year. Anybody have any stabilizing ideas? You can see the ladder and the pool set up here. http://www.splashpools.com/Splash_Pools_Manuals.asp?pagId=2&pagSize=7 Look at Splash pool user's guide. I would post pics, but haven't figured that one out yet.