Powder Coating Options: All Wet Step products can now be ordered in many great colors to match your dock accessories, boat or even your favorite team. Powder coating will protect your ladder from discoloring as aluminum will oxidize in water.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How Much Weight is Each Ladder Designed For?
When mounted securely and properly to the dock/pier structure, the ladder will hold 500lbs. The bolt together 350lbs if assembled correctly.
What Size Are The Steps?
On a welded together – steps are 24” wide & 6” deep. On a bolt together – 20” wide & 6 “ deep.
How Far Does It Drop In The Water?
Even though the WetSteps come out at an angle, the straight down measurement from mounting surface to the bottom step (which is not designed to touch bottom):
- 4 step 42”
- 5 step 52″
- 6 step 62″
- 7 step 72”
PLEASE SEE THE CHART ON THE WETSTEPS PAGE ABOVE TO DETERMINE HOW MANY STEPS YOU NEED!
How Heavy Are The WetSteps? Can I Lift Out of The Water?
Since they are all aluminum construction, they are very easy for young and old to lift out of the water. They range 30-40 lbs depending on size and are considerably lighter than steel and wooden ladders.
Will My Ladder Stay Looking New?
Just like a pontoon boat, when aluminum is left in the water, it will discolor. You will see a water line unless you use choose a powder coating option. Or you can apply an aluminum protectant coat yourself such as Sharkhide before you install.
Can It Be Taken Out Of The Water For Storage?
Yes. Simply rotate it out of the water when not in use. Every WetStep comes with a lock in to hold in place in case of heavy winds.
Can I Leave It In The Water When Not In Use?
No. It is recommended to remove it from the water when not in use to prevent algae, barnacles, etc. from growing. These types of build-up can make any step slippery, so take it out of the water to keep it clean as aluminum will discolor in water.
Does It Rust?
All metal oxidize; however, unlike other metals, aluminum performs extremely well in water. Please note: Aluminum will never rust although it will discolor in water.
Where Are WetSteps Made?
Made in the USA – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Shipping rates will vary from state to state.