Should I winterize my swimming pool ladder or step?

We strongly recommend pool ladders and steps be removed from the swimming pool during the off season (winter months).

For safety reasons this also applies to pools located in warmer climates. Unsupervised access to the pool must not be allowed.

Carefully lift the pool ladder or step over the pool wall. Two to three people will make this much easier.

Lay the pool ladder on its side then remove caps located at top of ladder legs to drain the water.

For pool steps, lean the step onto its back edge to drain the water. The sand permanently remains in step.

Place plugs back into ladder to avoid loss.

Store ladder or step indoors or cover to keep clean.