PetStep Swimming Pool Leg Kit
When you have a pool, you want your whole family to be able to enjoy it, including your dog! Your dog could be an amazing swimmer, but pools are not constructed for pets’ safe entry. Even if your pup is able to jump into the pool, trying to use the pool ladder or hauling themselves out is not only difficult but dangerous too. This can be even more troublesome if your dog has health concerns like arthritis or hip dysplasia. While swimming can be an amazing physical therapy for their joints, getting in and out of the pool can be almost impossible. Even more, you or your family can injure yourself by trying to lift your dog in and out of the pool.
The PetStep Pool Leg Accessory Kit allows dogs to safely enter and exit swimming pools with ease. The kit easily connects to the PetStep folding ramp (sold separately) so that it can stand in your pool. The universal non-slip grip of the PetStep ramp fits any pool edge so the ramp will stay secure and stable while in use.
This kit contains two (2) aircraft aluminum legs with rubber feet, a 10″ stabilizing brace, plus 8 (eight) fiddle screws- three (3) per leg and two (2) for the brace which makes for quick and easy installation.
The kit is for use with the PetStep Folding Ramp ONLY!
Simply insert the legs into the bottom of the ramp and attach the stabilizer bar from the ends of the legs using the screws provided. Place the curved section of the ramp on the side of the pool and place the legs into the pool at the shallow end. The aluminum legs are hollow, which allows them to fill with water, holding the ramp in place. The ramp legs have rubber feet to keep it in place as well as to protect the pool bottom.
What Size Pool Kit Should I Order?
PetStep offers two pool leg options: Standard and Long. Our Standard pool legs are ideal for pool depths from 42 to 52 inches deep, as they raise the pool side of the ramp by 23”, creating a comfortable slope for your pup. This pool depth is measured from the pool floor to the top of the pool coping, not the depth of the water. For pools deeper than 52 inches, the Long leg kit is recommended to ensure that the ramp is not too steep so your dog can comfortably enjoy the pool!
The incline for the pool ramp with the Standard legs is approximately 30 degrees when placed in a pool with a 52” measurement, as shown in the diagram below. The vast majority of dogs find this incline very comfortable. However, if you’ve got a pool with a depth of 52” or less, but you’d like a gentler incline, you can certainly order the pool ramp with the long legs that will provide a milder slope.
Tips for Measuring Your Pool:
To collect the proper measurement needed to determine what pool leg length you should order, you’ll need a measuring tape. Before you start measuring, you’ll want to engage the thumb lock on your tape measure so that it stays in place while in the water. Measure the depth of your pool from the pool floor to the top of the pool coping where the top of the ramp will rest. Conversely, if you already know the exact depth of the water in your pool, you can measure the gap between the surface of the water and the top of the pool coping and add that to the depth of the water.
We recommend that the pool legs should not be left in chlorine or saltwater pools for days at a time. Hosing the pool legs down on a regular basis will reduce the potential oxidation that could result from extensive exposure to chlorine or other chemicals.
Take a look at the Pool Leg Kit Instruction Sheet for details on how to use this product.
- Assists your dog in gaining access in and out of the pool
- Includes: two (2) aircraft aluminum legs with rubber feet and eight (8) fiddle screws for simple and quick installation
- Rubber feet on the legs protect your pool and provide excellent grip
- Hollowed legs are designed to fill with water, securing a strong base for your dog as they access the ramp
*An additional shipping charge will be added for orders outside of the contiguous United States.
Additional shipping charges may apply for residential, limited access locations, and lift gate needs.