Model # SKR4
Model # SKR4
The original Skamper-Ramp was developed strictly as means of providing escape from water entrapment for small animals and pets. It is intended only for infrequent use. It will not yellow, become scummy, grow barnacles, or mildew when left in water (salt water, fresh water, pool water...)
This simple white ramp is fabricated from blowmolded polyethylene, an was invented as a KISS (Keep It Simple Solution) to an age-old problem - animal water drowning. The ramp is lightweight with excellent strength-to-weight ratios, low-cost, and simple. It attaches to the deck of the pool, walled pond, stock tank or water trough to prevent unwanted wild animals from drowning as well as pets!
Because all living beings see white, animals can see it—day or night—and, even if they can't use a step (ducklings, snakes, baby possums), they can "skamper" out of the water on the ramp by themselves !
The original Skamper-Ramp is fabricated from white, box-extruded polypropylene, recyclable, chemical- and UV-resistant, with nylon rope, washers, and non-rusting D-ring-clips for attaching - it requires assembly by screwing nuts and bolts and wing strips in place. For infrequent, emergency use only.
SKR4 - Skamper-Ramp®- is made from 8MM blowmolded polyethylene for the ramp. For small to medium sized animals, and all permanent vinyl-lined and poured pools.
Skamper-Ramp® - SKR1 - 2.25 lbs (~1 kg) boxed, and ~1 lb (~0.5 kg) when assembled.
Skamper-Ramp , assembled - 25" x 13" x 6.5"
Super Skamper-Ramp, assembled - 40" x 13" x 6.5"
Original Skamper-Ramp is for infrequent use and is designed for the purpose of emergency escape. It is very useful for ranchers/farmers to keep wild animals from drowning in stocktanks and water troughs.
We suggest attaching the ramp to the pool's deck by bolting (if wood) or sinking an anchor (stone, poured, etc) to hold the stainless steel D-ring-clips and rope provided. The ramps have a knot tied as close to the ramp surface as possible in order to maintain its orientation and not slip along the rope.
The only additional part you will need and must purchase separately is the 1/4" stainless stell pan-head screw about 1.25" long (and concrete anchor) required for your pool deck surface.
Some people choose to use existing railings, pool cover anchors, or water leveler covers, rather than drilling into their deck. In this case, be sure the rope tie-downs are not spread much farther apart than the width of the ramp for optimal performance.
The ramp should float/hang in the water at an angle that is approximately 30-degrees below horizontal so that the ramp's round “nose" is submerged by a few inches.
There are two sets of holes in the ramp for threading the rope through, in order to have a snug fit to the wall (including under a deep coping, such as with a steel sided vinyl wall.)
In the case of thick coping/a deep overhanging deck, be sure to rethread the rope through the holes below the logo, in order to pull the ramp snugly under the overhang, and close to the pool wall.
Lead-plug or stainless steel anchors with non-rusting screws are suggested for poured/solid decks; non-rusting bolts and nuts with a lock washer are suggested for hollow decks. Customers should check with their pool service company if they are unsure what method to use!
Can the Skamper-Ramp be left in the water during the winter months?
It is recommended to remove the Skamper-Ramp from the water if water temperatures reach below 40 degrees Fahrenheit(5 degrees Celsius).