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Walk-In Pool Step and Entry System

Why Use the Walk-In Step?

The answer to the question "Why Use the Walk-In Step?" is: Because you must never compromise on pool safety! First and foremost, the walk-in step offers high-quality yet economically priced pool entry systems that meet all safety codes and entrapment regulations. 

To be sure, swimming pools bring fun in the sun, relaxation, and an excellent means of recreation for family and friends. Yet swimming pools are dangerous traps if they are not monitored properly. Every pool owner must be mindful of anyone or anything that can come into contact with the water. Preparation is the key to prevent drowning or near-drowning incidents. 

Establishing the proper safety precautions and ensuring that emergency equipment is near will bring peace of mind to a safe and refreshing swim or soak. 

That's why every pool owner should adhere to the following set of tips for keeping a pool safe during the swimming season. Print it; post it; never forget to follow it!


  • Watch out for the dangerous "too's"—too tired, too cold, too much activity, too much sun, too far from safety.

  • Set water safety rules for the whole family based on swimming abilities—for example, inexperienced swimmers should stay in water that is less than chest-deep.

  • Always use "feet-first" entry when entering the water.

  • Always know which end of the pool is for diving, or if it has a diving depth at all. Diving depth must be clearly marked, with no obstructions.

  • Do not use alcohol when swimming or soaking in a spa or pool.

  • Know how to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies.

  • Never use a pool or spa with a missing or broken main drain cover, sub-suction cover, or skimmer cover. All suction areas of the pool or spa should be regularly inspected for entrapment or entanglement hazards.

  • The main drain cover should be replaced if it is not a newer anti-entrapment cover.

  • Plainly mark the location of the electrical cut-off switch for the pool or spa pump.

  • If someone is entrapped against a drain, cut off the pump immediately. Instead of trying to pull the person away from the suction, pry a hand between the drain and the person's body to break the seal.

  • Do not consider young children "drown proof" because they have had swimming lessons. Young children should always be watched carefully while swimming.

  • Do not use flotation devices as a substitute for child supervision.

  • Never use a pool with its pool cover partially in place, since children may become entrapped under it. Always remove the cover completely.

  • Place tables and chairs well away from the pool fence to prevent children from climbing into the pool area.

  • Keep toys away from the pool area because a young child playing with the toys could accidentally fall in the water.

  • Remove steps to above-ground pools when not in use.

  • Have a telephone at poolside to avoid having to leave children unattended in or near the pool to answer a telephone elsewhere. Keep emergency numbers at the poolside telephone.

  • Keep rescue equipment by the pool.


With instituted layers of protection, the goal is to come as close as possible to a fail-safe system of drowning prevention. This means if there is a momentary lapse of supervision for whatever reason, several back-up systems are in place. Every layer of protection possible must be in force at all times or the system is compromised.

Supervision, Supervision, Supervision
Use touch supervision with children younger than five years old. This means that an adult is within arm's length of the child at all times.

Install physical barriers around the pool to limit access. 
Fences should be at least four feet high high and installed completely around the pool to limit access. Gates should be self-closing and self-latching. The latch should be out of reach of small children at 54" high.

Lock it up
If the residence forms one side of the barrier for the pool, house doors should be kept locked with locking devices above 54". Doors leading from the house to the pool should be protected with alarms that sound when the doors are unexpectedly opened. The other alternative is to use a pool safety cover, either motor-powered or attached in the deck with anchors that are manually placed over the pool surface when not in use.  Safety covers should not be used in place of the fence between the residence and the pool. Installed fencing and safety covers will not prevent all drownings.

Safe entry
For above-ground pools, steps and ladders to the pool should be secured or removed when the pool is not in use.

Education early
Provide water survival training to every child capable of crawling or walking to the pool

Life-saving advice
CPR and thorough knowledge of rescue techniques are a final layer of protection, should there ever be an accident.

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