Skamper-Ramp® was invented as a KISS (Keep It Simple Solution) to an age-old problem - prevention of animal water drowning - and now matter how the ramp evolves it will always serve that purpose.
The blowmolded Skamper-Ramp (SKR4), new in 2009, was developed in response to consumer requests for a ramp that functions for emergency use as well as for frequent use. This version is stronger, ideal for vinyl lined pools because it is manufactured using a process that makes sure there are no sharp fabricated edges, easier to assemble, less slippery, more aesthetically pleasing, and more functional, all because of the change in forming method!
These are significant improvements to the original Skamper-Ramp (SKR1) which was developed strictly for infrequent use as a means of providing emergency escape from water entrapment for small animals and pets.
The plastics that are used for all Skamper-Ramps will not yellow, become scummy, grow barnacles, or mildew/algae when left in water (salt water, fresh water, pool water...). Skamper-Ramps always have been, and always will be, made completely from recyclable materials. Skamper-Ramps are lightweight with excellent strength-to-weight ratios, low-cost, and simple. The ramp braces to the vertical side of the pool, walled pond, stock tank or water trough to prevent unwanted wild animals from drowning as well as pets!
Because all living beings see white, animals can see it—day or night—and, even if they can't use a step (ducklings, snakes, baby possums), they can "skamper" out of the water on the ramp by themselves!
SKR4 -Skamper-Ramp - is blowmolded, white, chemical- and UV-resistant, recyclable polyethylene. Still lightweight, it is much more robust and its three parts snap together for the easiest possible assembly. It comes with rope, stainless steel D-ring clips, and nylon washers for attachment. This ramp is designed for frequent use and emergency escape - small to mid-sized pets and most wild animals - as well as emergency use. Particularly useful for vinyl-lined pools and multi-pet households with smaller pets.
SKR4 Weights and Measurements Skamper-Ramp®-SKR4: 4.0 lbs(1.8 kgs) boxed and 2.75 lbs(1.25 kgs) when assembled at 25" x 13" x 7"
Each year, in the U.S. alone, more than 50,000 family pets drown needlessly in swimming pools, walled lakes, ponds, and canals along withmillions of wild animals. Skamper-Ramp is a simple, inexpensive solution— even for fenced-in pools. From frogs to possums and cats to dogs of many sizes, you will avoid waking to the tragedy of a drowned pet or to theunpleasant floating surprise of an expired critter. It is the animal rescue device that will help protect pets and animal passersby from accidental drowning, day or night, whether any people are in the area or not.
How Skamper-Ramp Works
This simple white, recyclable, plastic ramp attaches to the side of the pool, walled pond/lake, most docks, and even many boats. Because all living beings see objects that reflect 550 nm-wavelength (white) light, animals can see it any time of day, and they "skamper" out on the ramp to safety.
Manufactured to Last
Skamper-Ramps are made from blowmolded polyethylene. Polyethylene is the material of choice.
- Light and robust — very high weight-to-strength ratio, meaning that it can hold a few magnitudes times its own weight
- Chemical-resistant, weather-resistant, and UV-resistant — for use in pools, oceans, lakes and withstands direct sunlight and freezing cold
- Unbreakable — flexes but doesn't break
- Feels good under animals' paws — easy to get pets accustomed to climbing on it
- Durable — lasts through many years of continuous use (only the deck attachment rope may need to be replaced sooner)
- Lightweight — easy for anyone to install and put into use
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