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Solid Gray Thermoplastic Steps- NOW AVAILABLE!

Quaker Plastics, a brand within Cardinal, provides a wide range of thermoformed products to the swimming pool and construction industries, including a variety of Quaker Steps. With the resurgence of mid-century modern trends particularly in architectural and interior design, the popularity (and affordability) of a thermoplastic step is becoming increasingly intriguing again to today’s homeowner. Our steps are unmatched for strength, durability, and aesthetic, and are easy to install on-site. And are now available in SOLID GRAY to give your Customers more style options!

The Solid Gray Step Line

Solid Gray is available in Cantilever models only

8’ 4-tread Twin Seat/Step
Straight Cantilever

6’ 3-tread 90o Corner
Twin Seat/Step Cantilever

6’ 4-tread
Straight Cantilever

8’ 4-tread Twin Seat/Step
Radius Cantilever

In-pool Ladder, Without Rails

Neutral Pool Trends

Trending nationwide, the use of muted grays and neutral colors as an additional option to the classic white Thermoplastic Steps seems to be a growing desire aesthetically for Homeowners.

Our Solid Gray color option will match well with our solid gray coping, liner bead, darker liner patterns, and additional features offered by Cardinal
to complete a pool with a sleek design.

The Benefits

  • Resistance to fading (better UV protection in the mold makeup than that of our former Gray Granite Steps.)*
  • Simple Maintenance/repair (steps are repaired quickly without losing appearance or color.)
  • Material used can be recycled and reused in new models for a more environmentally friendly product.
  • Stronger bonds during forming.
  • TLC Corners (hole prevention during liner installation.)

*Please note, Gray Granite models are being discontinued

About Quaker Steps

Our thermoplastic steps are created with the structural integrity to withstand the elements. Not only is the strength built into the stair itself, every stair has a support system which is also set in concrete. The stairs are vacuum-formed from a single sheet of ABS plastic.

The patented, skillfully designed elements that make up Quaker Steps are created with safety, easy and accessible installation, and durability in mind. Our steps are constructed with a thermoformed step mold and sections that attach such as our patented Radius Corner Stair Mount Face Plate, color-matched Pre-Punched Gaskets, Trim Strip, and Deadend Block. All sections can be seamlessly removed, replaced, or initially installed to adapt to the overall pool aesthetic, pool shape, and condition of the foundation. This flexibility makes the Quaker Step ideal for new pool builds and renovation projects. Not only are our steps ideal for pool professionals on job sites, but they also ensure Customers feel secure and confident in their step choice. Each step is thermoformed and constructed to remain strong and reliable for the lifetime of the pool, while maintaining flexibility to withstand freezing and thawing. 

Our Lock Down Bleacher System™ is preassembled at the factory so there are no lost nuts or bolts. Step support posts simply snap down and lock into place. The molded bottom shoes easily flip to the horizontal position and the stair is ready for installation. Precision-engineered leveling support posts and bottom shoes are permanently hinged at the factory to a “Ridg-A-Dized” support channel, strategically located under each tread. Leveling and support posts, along with the support shoes, are pre-drilled for rebars. Install rebar through the holes, cover with concrete, and the step is ready for final leveling before concrete hardens. No blocks, no nuts or bolts, no make-shift leveling/support methods, no costly labor or materials. The result: Level steps with bleacher-type stability, strength, and support.

In a time when Customers are seeking pool products that are durable, long-lasting, secure and budget-friendly to organically fit into the pool of their dreams, there is no better choice than the Quaker Step; and NOW, another color option to offer! For more information, please visit our Thermoplastic Steps page, contact your Cardinal Representative, or Customer Service.