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Aqua-Stairs®, a top name in boat ladders nationwide, proudly provides options for spaces of all sizes. When you learn about Aqua-Stairs dock ladder company, you will discover our background in the industry. Contact us today to choose our aluminum dock ladders for your property.
They say necessity is the mother of invention, which is certainly true of the Aqua-Stairs line of boat ladders and dock ladders. At Adairco, LLC, we sell dock ladders for marine and boating use.
Back in the late 1990s, I attempted to make it easier to get people and pets onto my dock that did not have the physical ability to climb up on the traditional straight up and down dock ladders. I studied the traditional dock and swimming pool ladders, none of which accomplished what I needed. I needed a dock ladder that most everyone, including dogs, could use to get out of the water. I also was concerned about those that did not swim well and wanted something for them to get out with easily, sort of a safety ladder. It needed to be a wide step ladder as well as a deep step ladder – this would allow for comfortable footing. No more skinny steps that hurt your feet!
Knowing that some people lacked the physical capacity to climb up and down a dock ladder, I was confident that a stair-step dock ladder could solve most problems. I created stairs and dock ladders out of wood that somewhat functioned but was challenging to use since they would frequently float to the top. When I finally succeeded in keeping the wooden swim ladder in place, over time they become waterlogged and then became too heavy to rotate out. The worst part is that those wooden dock ladders quickly became slippery from the accumulation of slime and algae.
The only solution that made sense was to create a boat or dock ladder out of lightweight aluminum. Stainless steel would make the ladder much heavier and more expensive to fabricate. Aluminum would make the dock ladder easy to rotate out of the water to keep it 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 coastal areas. Since then, we have made several other models for docks (3/4/5/6/7 step models) to accommodate the special needs of the elderly, young, and those with certain handicaps.
As a result of subsequent requests for angled pontoon boat ladders, a sloped ladder for side access and rear entry was created. Following that, the swim platform on larger boats and yachts was modified to fit the rear mount pontoon boat ladder. Some individuals have utilized these folding pontoon boat ladders as houseboat ladders as well as deck boat ladders. Any of our boat stairs work well as a dog boat ladder.
The Aqua-Stairs boat and dock ladders have become a game changer for people and dogs. These stair-step design ladders enable people and pets to get out of the water quickly since they are like walking out steps. There are models to fits boat docks, piers, seawalls, swim platforms, pontoon boats, and more.