Part # 400100
Ocean Blue A-frame Ladder - White. Fits 48" - 56" Pools. Rated to 300 lbs.
The Ocean Blue A-Frame Ladder is a reliable entry system for above ground pools. Designed to fill with water, the A-Frame ladder requires no additional weights. It comes with a simple lift and lock feature for easy assembly, with a padlock included for extra safety. The Ocean Blue A-Frame has a 300 lb capacity and easily adjusts to fit above ground pools up to 56'. With safety in mind, the A-Frame Ladders outer steps can slide up and lock in place, protecting from unwanted entry.
* 18 inches ladder width
* Fills with water
* ANSI/APSP Standard
* Slide and lock feature
* Adjusts to fit all pool sizes
* Holds up to 300 lbs
(3 out of 5 stars) Flimsy and Flexy
Reviewed By: mcarter76 from Los Angeles, CA ()
Pros: Very comfortable to walk on and doesn't get hot in the sun.
Cons: Flimsy, Difficult to assemble and entrapment guard doesn't stay on.
Prior to getting this ladder to rest on a level concrete surface and installing the small plastic support rails that rest on the top rail of the pool it is way too flimsy to support an average sized person and will literally topple over under load. This was a big problem in assembling the pool, because I needed someone to hold onto the ladder to even be able to get in and out. In all fairness I guess it's not technically designed to be used that way, but it would have been helpful if it could. The weird thing is that this ladder seems to be designed in such a way that it actually gains strength with half of it floating in the water. I'm not sure if that was intentional or not. Assembly: This is mostly pressure fitted together and there are a small number of stainless steel self tapping screws that need to be installed. I'm assuming that using fewer screws would prevent rust and oxidation. Some of the self tapping screws did not work that well in the field and needed a pilot hole, so it will help to have a drill handy. Overall: This ladder could be a lot sturdier with some type of steel reinforcement and ladder rungs that were actually bolted/screwed in as opposed to being pressure fitted. You'd also think that the lack of screws would make for an easier assembly, but actually the opposite is true. It comes in like a 100 different pieces that need to be hammered in with a mallet.