Most breeds of dog can swim, but if a dog becomes trapped in a swimming pool it may tire, succumb to exhaustion and drown. Many pets are lost in this way, with family inside the home unaware of the tragedy unfolding in the pool.
Some pools are built with walk-in steps and this means a dog can escape if it accidentally falls in, or jumps in. Other pools just have a stainless-steel ladder… but dogs can’t climb those.
Retrofitting steps after a pool is built is a costly exercise which involves draining the pool. If the pool has a pvc liner, the whole pool will need to be relined at a cost running into thousands. For this reason, installing steps after a pool is built is neither practical or affordable for most dog owners – particularly if the home is rented.
We’re pleased to announce a solution to the problem: “K9 Pool Escape Steps”. These white plastic steps come in self-assembly kit form and provide a relatively inexpensive entry and exit route for the pool.
We humans also find steps easier and less physically demanding than a ladder, particularly if we have mobility or age-related issues. So, these steps can be a magic “win-win” for both canines and humans.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Assembly time: 20-30 mins. Pool installation time (2 people) 30 mins. Tools required: Rubber or plastic mallet, drill, fibre/plastic inserts (eg. Rawlplug), longish s/s or galvanised screws and medium-size funnel. Plus, 25kg pool filter sand or glass beads (builders’ sand not suitable).
Steps can be positioned just about anywhere in the shallow end of the pool, providing the floor surface is level. Care should be taken not to obstruct skimmers, inlet jets or lights.
Note the height of the top step in the first image in ‘More Helpful Info.’ below. Check how this compares with your pool depth in the shallow end.
These steps may not be helpful for very small dogs/puppies; you know best what your dog is capable of climbing.
WARRANTY: One-year conditional warranty is provided.
|K9 Pool Escape Steps for pool depths 116.5 cm to 170 cm. You will need to buy 25kg sand or glass beads for ballast and possess certain basic tools to make the installation.||€599|
|We will assemble and install K9 Pool Escape Steps in your pool, including supply of sand for ballast. Service may not be available all areas.||€99|
|Special brackets and self-tapping screws where pool depth less than 116.5 cm.||€20|
|Send us photos/video of your dog or you using your K9 steps and we’ll credit you €20 for each and every pic/video we use on our website/social media. This is a one-off payment. Pics/video must be landscape format, high resolution and sent to us by email.||€20 Discount|
|All prices include VAT @ 19%|