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    Step pad for wedding steps

    Is this necessary? A good thing to do? Will it interfere with automatic cleaners? I figure if I need it I'll buy it when I buy the pool.
    Y'all are great! Thanks in advance for any advice!
    24' Seaspray Evolution CLX Above Ground Pool (~13600 gallons)
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    Re: Step pad for wedding steps

    Yep, a pad is a good idea for any drop-in steps that rest on the bottom. If you cut or position it to where you don't have a lot of overlap sticking out, then it shouldn't interfere with your automatic cleaner..well, a suction side cleaner, anyway. I can only speak of that, because that's what I have.
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    Re: Step pad for wedding steps

    I would say YES for a pad for wedding cake steps, and my brother would agree with me NOW (he didnt last year when he bought his steps ). He is now in the process of buying a new liner because of this.
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    Re: Step pad for wedding steps

    I have had my steps for five years, 3 years on old liner, 2 full years on this liner about to embark on the third year <will be 6 years in total> and the only problem I've had was the print wearing off the liner <little on the newer liner>, no holes yet. My kids also play on the steps too.

    Just figured I'd give you my individual mileage.
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    Re: Step pad for wedding steps

    Thanks! I'm going to order one since I am getting the 20 mil liner.
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    Re: Step pad for wedding steps

    A step mat is very important. I wouldn't really call it an option. Every ag pool should have one.

    They also make mats for a-frame ladders.
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    Re: Step pad for wedding steps

    Some steps have nicely rounded bottoms and may not cause problems...but I got one with mine, and other then once or twice a week hand vacuuming under it and behind it...It caused me no problems, and I don't worry about my liner getting rubbed thin or ladder poking a hole in it...PEACE OF MIND...that is what it gives you most of all...
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    Re: Step pad for wedding steps

    I think it would be a wise decision. Probably save the liner later to.
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