Monday, May 11, 2009

Possible Pool Add-ons

Found a few things we may consider adding to the pool. (I can hear Steve's big sigh.)

1. Handrail for the lagoon:
The lagoon is the shallow bowl at the east end of the pool. It is where most of us enter the pool if you're not cannon-balling off the waterfall! The first step is about 12 inches and can be a little unsettling for the balance challenged. I'm considering installing a handrail to help ease the process of entering or exiting the pool. It looks kind of clunky, but not out of place since most pools have them. It will ultimately come down to a battle between form and function... with function the most likely victor. In the Swim offers this hand rail at a fairly affordable price, but since I've just started looking... I have no idea what a good price is. It's a start.

2. Ladder to the upper waterfall: The waterfall is a favorite place for jumping. It's not too high and seems to keep things interesting when the kids dare each other to jump. I've done it ONCE... that's all I'm going to say about that... but the kids love it. Right now we use an old red ladder from a bunk bed to climb up to the waterfall. The round bar treads hurt the feet, but works for now. I'm wondering if this stainless steel ladder from Back Yard City could be attached securely (but removable when not swimming). It is designed for above ground pools, but could possibly work... the height is perfect for our needs.

3. One More Ladder
I don't know. Maybe I'm getting ladder crazy, or over safety conscious, but this would be nice down at the west end of the pool. I admit, it may be too much for out little pool (at least I'm not shopping for a lifeguard tower... yet!) This one is on sale at Back Yard City.

The pool is empty of most of the water. Just need to remove the rest of the tile and clean, clean, clean. Should be fun!

1 comment:

Andrew said...

It is good that the waterfall is a favorite place for jumping
above ground swimming pools