Skamper Dog Pool Ramp
If your dog loves the water the Skamper Dog Pool Ramp is a must have! Approved by the American Pet Association. The ramp can also be mounted on a boat! Measures 25" x 13" x 6.5"
The Skamper Dog Pool Ramp is made from blowmolded white polyethylene and is chemical and UV-resistant, with nylon rope, washers, and non-rusting D-ring-clips for attaching. It snaps together but needs to be mounted to the pool deck, walled pond, floating dock or boat. While it was designed for emergency escape it will withstand frequent use, even the weights of very large pets and animals.
We suggest attaching the ramp to the pool’s deck by bolting (if wood) or sinking an anchor (if stone or concrete) to hold the stainless steel D-ring-clips and rope provided. The ramps have a knot tied as close to the ramp surface as possible in order to maintain its orientation and not slip along the rope. The only additional part you will need and must purchase separately is the 1/4" stainless stell pan-head screw about 1.25" long (and concrete anchor) required for your pool deck surface. Some people choose to use existing railings, pool cover anchors, or water leveler covers, rather than drilling into their deck. In this case, be sure the rope tie-downs are not spread much farther apart than the width of the ramp for optimal performance. The ramp should float/hang in the water at an angle that is approximately 30-degrees below horizontal so that the ramp’s round “nose” is submerged by a few inches. There are two sets of holes in the ramp for threading the rope through, in order to have a snug fit to the wall (including under a deep coping, such as with a steel sided vinyl wall.) In the case of thick coping/a deep overhanging deck, be sure to rethread the rope through the holes below the logo, in order to pull the ramp snugly under the overhang, and close to the pool wall. Lead-plug or stainless steel anchors with non-rusting screws are suggested for poured/solid decks; non-rusting bolts and nuts with a lock washer are suggested for hollow decks. Customers should check with their pool service company if they are unsure what method to use!