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The Special 8-step AQUASTAIRS ® dock ladders designed to accommodate people who have difficulty lifting their legs on dock steps. Because the stair steps are set at 9′′ increments rather than the standard 12′′ increments on dock ladders, people who are elderly, have knee replacements, hip replacements, or other complicated issues may find this ladder easier to negotiate. Some customers jokingly refer to it as the geriatric ladder but say they would not or could not swim without it. Some customers use this as a small pet ladder option. The staircase design, like all AQUASTAIRS ONLINE STORE® ladders, has allowed people and dogs to get out of the water where conventional, vertical ladders with small steps would not have allowed.



AQUASTAIRS ONLINE STORE® is the leading manufacturer of high-quality aluminum dock ladders for people. Our marine ladders are also ideal dock ladders for dogs. Dock ladders for dogs are popular because your canine companion can easily walk up these dock steps. Given its staircase design, it can even help as a disability ladder for some people with handicap needs. These dock ladders are intended for use where the mounting surface is no more than 24 inches above the water; otherwise, this 4 step ladder would likely be too short to comfortably get out of the water; unless the lake bed is close enough to stand on. Even at 24″, most customers prefer the 5 step dock ladders with more steps under water to make it easier to get out.

  • Like the 6-step dock ladder, this swimming ladder is intended for use where the mounting surface is no more than 48 inches above the water unless they are stepping from the lake bottom onto the last step.
  • The last step of the AQUASTAIRS ONLINE STORE® special 8-step angled dock ladder is 5 feet below the dock surface.
  • At 24”, the loop handles on this dock ladder are taller than those on the regular 15” handles, making it such that people do not have to stoop over as far as standard height handles, making it easier for people to use.
  • It has large stair steps that are 16′′ wide and 7-1/2′′ deep, making it very comfortable to step on.
  • The included triangular, flip-out / mounting brackets are also heavier duty to accommodate the 24′′ loop handles when rotating the ladder from the water.
  • When properly installed, this swim ladder does not need to rest on the bottom for proper support; however, if desired, it can rest on the lake bed or sea floor.
  • This dock/pier/seawall ladder weighs about 60 pounds.

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