Do I need a liner protector pad under my ladder or steps?

The simple answer is that it is never a bad idea to offer this extra protection device for your liner. Over the years, liner material has become thinner and more susceptible to rips or tears. Confer Plastics does not sell liner protector pads. Many online pool stores, as well as your local pool store, offer them. A less costly alternative to pool liner protectors is a simple bath mat which can be purchased at almost any department store.