Super Skamper-Ramp® – Great for Regular Pool and Boat Animal Use
The Super Skamper-Ramp was developed because so many people wanted a product that was easier to set up than the original Skamper-Ramp, was extra-safe pools with vinyl-liners, would work for regular and frequent traffic by very large to very small animals, and could also be used on floating docks and many models of boats.
Super Skamper-Ramp was designed with a KISS (Keep It Simple Solution) to an age-old problem, animal water drowning. This engineered, blowmolded polyethylene ramp snaps together and can be used with or without its extension.
Besides working to provide escape from water entrapment for unwanted animals and pets, it can be used more frequently and stand up to heavy use. Just like it’s polymer cousin, polypropylene, this Super Skamper-Ramp will not yellow, become scummy, grow barnacles, or mildew when left in water (salt water, fresh water, pool water…) becasue it is UV- and chemical-resistant. The Super Skamper-Ramp is lightweight with excellent strength-to-weight ratios, low-cost, and simple. It attaches to the deck of the pool, walled pond, stock tank, or water trough to prevent pets and uninvited animal “guests” from drowning!
See the Assembly Details tab for more information about installation.
- Safe for vinyl pool liners
- Escape route for nearly all animals up to 200+ lbs.
- Unconditional 1-year manufacturer’s warranty against material defect
- Made from strong, lightweight, durable material
- Quick assembly and installation — just snap together
- Easy to “flip” out of the pool when you swim and “flip” back in when you’re done
- Assembly and installation hardware included*
- 100% recyclable Green Product
- Made in the USA
- Support capacity — 200+ lbs.
- Size — 40 in. L x 13 in. W x 7 in. H (102 cm x 33 cm x 18 cm)
- Weight — 4.8 lbs. (2.2 kg) assembled
- Material — Blowmolded polyethylene
- Color — White
2 Ramp Support Bars
1 Component Bag with: 2 D-Ring Clips, 2 nylon washers, 6’ of 1/4” nylon rope
(Click image above for larger view)
NOTE: The ramp is packaged with the side walls folded against the top of the ramp. In order to assemble, you will need to open this up and fold it flat with our logo facing the ground, in order to properly assemble the ramp body!
The photo above shows the ramp correctly installed on a canal bulkhead, which is much like it would be in a pool with a beveled edge/deep coping. Note how the box-end and side wings rest under the coping/overhanging deck and brace against the wall edge (please click image for larger view). In this type of installation, the rope is threaded through the lower holes — under the Skamper-Ramp logo.
Ramp Assembly (below):
a. Turn parts face down (so Skamper-Ramp logo faces floor); align locking features, then fold sidewalls up, then snap together against the ramp body. (Click image above for larger view)
b. Align support bars with slots in sidewalls, ramp, and extension. Push down evenly, snapping both sides in at the same time (click on either image below for a larger view)
c. Underside and topside views of completely assembled ramp:
Attach D-Ring Clip to Deck
Hardware for attaching the D-ring clips to the pool deck HAS NOT been supplied due to the wide variety of deck types and materials. Please consult with your local hardware store or pool service company to make the appropriate selection. We suggest 1/4” stainless steel pan-head screws 1.25” long into a masonry anchor.
There is no “one” right way to attach the clips; however, we suggest that you:
a. Find a spot visible from all parts of the pool, with minimal deck traffic and activity — this could be next to built in steps (as a training mechanism), farther down the pool sidewall, or beside the skimmer basket, but do not block the skimmer basket with the ramp!
b. Screw the D-ring clips into the deck surface/coping, flat side down, using 1/4” stainless steel pan-head screws 1.25” long into a masonry anchor. The anchors should be positioned approximately 3-6” from the pool/deck edge, and approximately 10-11” apart assuring that the rope ends will be parallel when tied through the D-ring clips.
Attach Ramp to D-Rings (Figure B below)
a. Run a rope end through the mounted D-Ring and pull/position the ramp snugly to the wall with about 3-5” of the nose end under the recommended level of water (see Positioning The Ramp).
b. Thread the rope through one of the nylon washers up to the D-ring opening and place a simple knot behind it. The washer keeps the knot from pulling through the D-ring.
Thread the Rope through the smaller ramp holes in the ramp before installing:
For pools with any overhang at the edge, thread the rope through the holes beneath the Skamper-Ramp logo. Ensure that both sides of the mounting rope are even. Tie a simple knot at each side of the ramp to prevent the ramp from shifting when in use.
NOTE: For pools with a flush edge/coping, thread the rope the the set of holes above the Skamper logo.
Be sure the ramp “box” end fits snuggly underneath the coping and flush against the vertical sidewall of the pool.
Positioning The Ramp
Tighten the mounting ropes until the wing end swings against the pool wall, so the nose end is 3-5” below the waterline and the ramp is at an angle that is approximately 30° below horizontal. Check tightness of the mounting rope by pressing firmly down on the ramp near the wall. It should not deflect downward more that 2 to 4 inches.
Your Super Skamper-Ramp is now installed! Keep in mind that it can be flipped out of the pool when you are swimming. Just remember to flip it back in once you are out for the day.