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    Mold inside stairs ballast

    Hey all. Have my stairs out while I was slamming and wanted to give them a really good clean. Started scrubbing and bleaching. I decided to take out the ballast and take a peek. Well look at what I found



    Just goes to show you that just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there!! Now that I have them out, can algae permeate through all of the sand? Should I dump bleach them out and buy new?

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    Re: Mold inside stairs ballast

    And there you have it! A perfect example. We preach it all the time, but often it is overlooked or hard to believe this could happen. Thanks for sharing. Good job.

    Oh yeah, if I were you .... I'd get new sand.
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    Re: Mold inside stairs ballast

    Thanks as always Texas

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    Re: Mold inside stairs ballast

    I would think about using rubber coated weights to hold them down. Easy to take off and will not trap the water in to allow algae to grow. Fill in all holes as well.

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    Re: Mold inside stairs ballast

    Well wife and I were talking and might want to replace the stairs anyway. Whoever built this deck built it up over the pool instead of even with it so there is this huge >6 inch step to go from top pool step to deck. Picture below.

    Looks like the "adjustable" stairs online are only adjustable by raising the handles which doesn't solve the problem. Any clever suggestions?



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