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Thread: Proper measuring of replacement inground ladder.

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    Proper measuring of replacement inground ladder.

    Hello all!
    I will need to replace my inground ladder this year. I see most ladders are 24 inches and there are a few 20 inch. My current one measures 20 inches on center so I assumed I needed a 20 inch.(the ladder is not in at the moment so I have very accurate center socket measurement). Measured at the top of the rail it is 21 inches end to end outer diameter. Then I saw one site selling a 24 inch but it says it uses sockets that are 20 inch on center so now I am very confused! Can Anyone advise me on the proper width of the ladders I can buy?
    Thanks so much.
    Edit: Did I just answer my own question? Measuring the ladder from outer edge of socket straight out to the outer edge of ladder is 24 inches. In other words, from front to back. Is that what is being referenced in the ladder descriptions?
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    Re: Proper measuring of replacement inground ladder.

    This ladder and most ladders are 20" on center. The 24" refers to the depth. See the specs of a 24" ladder here: http://srsmith.com/media/47490/economyladder_011314.pdf

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    Depth meaning distance from anchors to ladder vertical rails, on center.
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    Re: Proper measuring of replacement inground ladder.

    Thank you. I must have been editing my post when you replied. That was the only measurement on the ladder I didn't take!
    23000 gal. 18 x 36 IG vinyl
    Jacuzzi Magnum Force 1.5 hp. pump
    Jacuzzi CFR 100 cartridge filter
    AutoPilot Digital 220 SWG
    LaarsLite 250 gas heater

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