About Us

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Learn about our Dock and Boat Ladders

AquaStairs®, a top name in Dock Ladders nationwide, proudly provides options for docks and spaces of all sizes. When you learn about the AquaStairs company, you will discover our background in the industry. Reach out to us today to choose our aluminum Dock Ladders and aluminum (and Stainless Steel) Boat Ladders for your property.

AquaStairs was created in the late 1990s by Michael Adair out of dock safety concern for swimmers who had limited swimming skills, disabilities, handicaps, or simply insufficient physical abilities to use existing vertical swim ladders. Thanks to AquaStairs, they could now get out of the water. This was a new option to allow dogs to get out of the water easily as well. It would also have wide steps and be offered to accommodate multiple depth needs. This would allow for comfortable footing and to be used for various property types. Lightweight aluminum was the only material that made sense based on the wear of wood and the weight of steel. This made it easy to rotate them out of the water to keep them clean and more durable. We first started making these flip-out swim ladders in just a 4-step Dock Ladder model, and quickly found that people with fixed docks needed a 6-step Dock Ladder since water levels varied on some lakes and, of course, coastal areas. Since then, we have made several other models with various amounts of steps to accommodate the special needs of the elderly, young, and those with certain handicaps.

The next need was the angled pontoon boat ladder, so the development of a sloped ladder for side entry and rear entry was made. The rear mount pontoon boat ladder was then adapted next for the swim platform on larger boats and yachts. Some people have used these folding pontoon boat ladders as deck boat ladders and even as a houseboat ladder. All our units for boats are perfect for dogs to enter and exit when active on the water. The AquaStairs boat ladders and dock ladders have become game changers for both people and dogs. These stair-step design ladders enable people and pets to get out of the water with ease since they are like walking out steps. There are models to fit boat docks, piers, seawalls, swim platforms, pontoon boats, and more.