Are your pool ladders safe?

Consider swimming pool ladders to be a safety feature; if your swimmers are in a deep pool and the ladder is not accessible, then pool users may struggle to get out. Weaker swimmers might also even struggle to stay afloat before they can alert someone.  Plainly, your ladders and their fixings are very important features of your pool and you need to ensure that they are in the best condition.

Ladders are generally constructed of high grade stainless steel to prevent corrosion when immersed in the water. However durable HDPE plastic ladders can also be installed.  Traditionally mounted using stainless steel screws or bolts into the concrete structure of the pool itself, failure can occur if the concrete becomes undermined by water ingress. If that happens, the whole assembly can pull free fairly quickly, becoming a safety issue. Not to mention the wear and tear ladders face on a daily basis that leads to out of action ladders!

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Ladders can be installed in stainless steel or HDPE 

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Plainly, correct installation and maintenance of your pool ladder striker plates is essential, and if you want to get the best job done, you need to get the help of professionals.  Commercial and Specialised Diving are experts in the field of pool fittings and will ensure that your ladders are installed correctly. Commercial and Specialised Diving can repair or replace defective ladders in any pool with a wide range of options available.

Make sure that your pool accessories are well fitted and maintained by using professionals to install and look after them. Contact us today to enquire further on 01202 580007.

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