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.
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 into the water?
There is approximately 11″ between steps. Every dock is different, so we can’t be exact due to water level and float size.
How heavy are the WetSteps? Can I lift them out of the water?
Since they are all aluminum construction, they are very easy for young and old to lift out of the water. The 5-step ladder is 34lbs, and is 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. We offer the coating for an additional charge or pick a color and let us powdercoat it for you!
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.
Is it difficult to install?
No, it requires only 8 bolts to be attached.
Should 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.
Is there any kind of warranty?
All Wet Steps dock products have a 10 year warranty on the construction however there is no warranty on powder coating.
Can I still pull a boat up alongside my dock?
Yes. WetSteps easily lift completely out of the water to free up boat parking at a moment’s notice.
Will this work for pets?
Large dogs too, check out the video.
How do I get one?
Click here to locate a dealer near you. Most of them can help you with delivery and installation or shipping.