I need to replace my rail and ladder anchors for my IG pool. I would like to core them out and replace with Saftron anchors and rails that don't require bonding. If an existing bonding wire is cut when coring out the old anchors will this cause the bonding to fail or are the anchors generally installed as a leg off the bonding loop?
My pool installer wants to cut out large irregular sections of concrete around the anchors for replacement. My pool deck is colored concrete and they will never match it when they repair it so I want to avoid damaging the concrete if I can. I cannot find any posts anywhere that address the replacement of the anchors and bonding in a step by step process. Also, my installer is not eager to answer questions or provide alternate ideas.
I can't be the only person that has had this problem so any help would be appreciated.
Oh one final rant...why are these anchors not originally installed in a manor that would allow easy replacement? They are clearly a maintenance item. Why not have the bonding attachment on the bottom of the anchor and have some wire coiled below the anchor when newly installed? This way when they need replacement you could core it out pull up the coiled core, connect a new anchor to the bonding wire, coil the wire below again, grout it in place then cover the grout with the escutcheon?!?!