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    My very stable ladder

    Thought I'd take a break from complaining about my own problems and offer a small solution I stumbled across for making my A-frame pool ladder a little more stable.

    I've got a 16-foot AGP that was new-to-me, so in addition to a new liner and a bunch of hose, I found a great deal on 2" pink foam for the bottom. And while that stuff has been awesome on the feet, right away I found a downside: the A-frame ladder was super wobbly sitting on top of that foam. It was even more wobbly when I put the ladder on a rubber mat to try to protect the foam. I thought I was going to kill myself every time I climbed the ladder; no good.

    My solution was to, essentially, tie the ladder down. I took a couple of lengths of rubber-sleeved playset chain I had lying around and looped them over the ladder; then I added wire and turnbuckles, out at a (more or less) 45-degree angle.



    On the ground, since I was right next to a concrete pad I didn't mind putting holes in, I put holes in it. And attached these tie-down loops right to the cement with expansion bolts.

    http://i.imgur.com/930WEcJ.jpg

    The result is astounding to me, and absolutely rock solid. It doesn't move at all with kiddos, and we of more (cough) grown-up size barely feel a wiggle.

    http://i.imgur.com/mzoDTwL.jpg

    I imagine a couple of those earth-screw stakes would work just as well for anyone not near a concrete pad.

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    Re: My very stable ladder

    FYI, edit your post and change the URL tags around the links to IMG tags and then the pictures will show up ... I did the first one
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    Re: My very stable ladder

    Thank you for the idea!
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