Dock Ladders are available in several models and designs. A dock ladder makes entering and exiting the water from your dock easy. Each swim ladder has been designed with comfort and reliability in mind. Our selection of dock ladders can be used with most dock systems. Connecting hardware is included with most models.
Choosing a Dock Ladder
Dock Ladders can be found in several styles and sizes. They assist users in getting in and out of the water from their dock system. Choosing a dock ladder that is going to best suit your needs can sometimes be confusing. It is important to determine how the ladder is going to be used and what may be the best way to attach a ladder to your dock.
One thing to consider when choosing a dock ladder is how far above the water line is your dock surface. If you decking surface is less than 12"-14" above the water a three or four step ladder will likely suit most. If your dock system sits above the water 14" - 20" you will likely want to consider a 4 or 5 step ladder.
You will find that there are two common styles of dock ladders on the market. Straight or Angled ladders both offer benefits to users. Angled ladders are typically easier to use especially for children and elderly, for angled ladders require less strength and effort. Straight style ladders are slightly more difficult to use for most. They however, typically offer a more secure attachment to the dock and take up less space. Straight ladders do not create as much stress on the decking because they generate more downward force when being used in comparison to angled ladders.
A dock ladder is usually one on the most frequently used dock accessory for many. It is important that when attaching a ladder to a dock that the dock material you are attaching to is able to take the stress generated by a ladder. Make sure you consider the strength of you dock where you plan to affix a ladder and whether or not one can be effectively installed. Some dock owner's may require additional mounting hardware or may need to reinforce the ladder mounting location for desirable results.