Why can’t I buy just a connecting rail — and not the whole enclosure — for my Step-1s?

Each year we get a dozen or so inquiries from consumers asking if they could purchase only the connecting rail (and not the whole enclosure system) to connect two Step-1s together.

We cannot sell those kits that way.

Due to insurance requirements and specific building codes in most municipalities across the US, we must sell a complete enclosure kit which includes pickets and a self-closing, self-latching gate to enclose the outer step unit. By doing so it makes the steps safer by restricting access to the pool. As always, with swimming pools safety is the most important requirement.