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Thread: Crusty white material/buildup in ladder wells/sleeves

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    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Saint Albans, Vermont

    Crusty white material/buildup in ladder wells/sleeves


    Just opened the pool for the third season after having it installed. It's a vinyl 18x36 but the problem is with the ladders and the ladder "sleeves" that they slip into. The sleeves are embedded into the concrete deck and they have a crusty buildup that makes removing and installing the ladders difficult. I'm wondering if anyone else has this same problem and has found a cleaner or some type of solution that makes cleanup of this buildup easy.

    18x36 ~25k gal, IG vinyl, Hayward Super pump VS (IS2600VSP), Hayward sand filter S244T, Hayward CL200 auto chlorine feeder, Zodiac G3 cleaner, Pool install July 2014, TF-100 test kit.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    South Central PA

    Re: Crusty white material/buildup in ladder wells/sleeves

    I just noticed that the other day. I'm going to clean it with a wire wheel on a drill. I won't be putting in ladders or handrails until the water is warmer.
    20000 gallon vinyl liner in ground pool
    16' X 34' rectangular diving pool
    Hayward Pro Grid DE Filter
    Hayward 1 hp Super Pump
    TF-100 Test Kit Stenner 45MPHP10

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