Chutes and Ladders

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Slides and ladders; they go together. While the slide offers a thrilling way to get oneself into the pool, the ladder offers an easy way for swimmers to hop right out and do it all again. If you've ever built a pool for a family with young children, you know that's basically the cycle of life for a swimming pool: kids flying down a slide, eagerly splashing into the water, then eagerly swimming to the ladder to repeat the process.

With that in mind, we thought we'd take a look at some of the slide and ladder offerings from top manufacturers. Take a look:


For safety alone, a good ladder is worth its weight in gold. However, they don't just serve a utilitarian purpose. As the following selections show, pool and spa ladders offer more than easy entry and egress with various color options and treatments to accent backyard décor.



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Inter-Fab, manufacturer of slides, diving boards, rails, games and unique pool water features, now offers a complete line of beautiful and functional designer ladders specifically configured to fit traditional ladder anchor sockets for fast, easy replacement. Available in six elegant powder coat colors as well as a thermoplastic coat upgrade for saltwater pools. | (800) 737-5386



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Fabcote offers a complete line of powder-coated ladders for swimming pools and spas. The company's in-house powder coating facility uses an electrostatic process that drives the coating material into and around all surfaces. Made of high-grade 304 stainless steel, these rails are ideal for increased safety in the pool area, the company says. Both standard and custom ladders are available in a variety of colors. Standard stainless steel goods are available for immediate shipment. | (800) 815-6083



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Pentair Paragon
Pentair Paragon offers ladders for residential, semi-commercial and commercial swimming pools including specialty therapeutic ladders. Each ladder comes with two frames and bolted, injection-molded and UV-inhibited ABS steps, or with stamped stainless steel steps upon request. All 1.9-inch OD tube frames are made of corrosion-resistant T304 stainless steel and provide ample length for a 4-inch anchor. All ladder styles that rest against the pool wall feature rubber bumpers to prevent damage. For Florida pools required to clear a 6-inch curb, a Florida style is also available. | (800) 831-7133



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Leisure Concepts
The SwimSpa Step from Leisure Concepts is another of the company's quality, trouble-free products. Made from high-quality aluminum and injection-molded plastic, the SwimSpa Step allows for front or side entry and is compatible with swim spas of any size. Large slip-resistant rubber treads help ensure safe entry and exit. Available in nine colors and two sizes, the steps assemble in 20 minutes or less. | (800) 469-2428




When your customers dream about owning a swimming pool, many imagine a pool slide to go with it. Luckily, that's easier than ever to accomplish thanks to slide manufacturers that offer everything from rotomolded flumes and modular designs to custom fiberglass slides. Bringing a waterpark feel to the backyard is a total breeze.


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Paradise Slides
Paradise Slides designs and sells high-end, commercial-grade fiberglass water slides for residential homes. Available in several designs and colors, all standard models can be mirrored for left or right-hand slides or customized for a perfect fit. As a family-owned business, Paradise Slides has a commitment to quality and excellence in every step of the process, the company says. Made in America, slides include stainless steel brackets and fasteners and can be easily installed with minimal construction knowledge. | (855) 865-7740



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Inter-Fab's new Adrenaline slide offers a waterpark-like pre-launch splash zone, fun curves and the widest, deepest flume of any Inter-Fab slide. This runway is more than 3 feet longer than its closest rival and the open, airy design looks great in any backyard, the company says. Available in both summit gray and desert sand colors to match the latest in backyard décor. | (800) 737-5386



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With a retro look, yet a modern feel, the Rogue2 pool slide offers a new twist on the classic Rogue Grand Rapids slide. The rotomolded flume increases durability while the wider ladder makes the Rogue2 safer and more user-friendly, the company says. | (800) 824-4387



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Dolphin WaterSlides
For almost a decade now, Dolphin WaterSlides has provided the swimming pool industry with gorgeous and fun fiberglass water slides. All of Dolphin's waterslides are custom designed and built for your customer's individual pool setting and needs. Offerings include anything from one-piece slides to custom sectionals, from 20 feet to over 100 feet in length. | (731) 632-1407

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