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    Cost to add a ladder to an inground pool

    Could anyone provide an idea of the cost or difficulty to add a ladder to an in-ground pool?

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    Re: Cost to add a ladder to an inground pool

    If you want a ladder that just slips into deck anchors, it's not overly expensive.

    $200 to $400 dollars for a quality SR Smith ladder. They're worth it knowing they won't disintegrate after a couple seasons. Mine is probably 20 years old.

    You'll need two anchors in the pool deck, likely about $40-60 a piece.
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    Re: Cost to add a ladder to an inground pool

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    Could anyone provide an idea of the cost or difficulty to add a ladder to an in-ground pool?
    Metal ladder will require bonding/grounding; polymer/resin (Saftron) will not.
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    Re: Cost to add a ladder to an inground pool

    Thanks for the info.

    How would a metal ladder be grounded if installed after the pool is built? Would a wire have to be run through the decking somehow?

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    Re: Cost to add a ladder to an inground pool

    I have a metal ladder that was never bonded (I bought the house late last year).

    What I did was chip away a small trench of the concrete deck then ran #8 bare copper wire from the ladder
    to the pool equipment. Then I covered the trench with a small amount of concrete.

    Then secured the wire to the ladder anchor bolt with a bronze washer (the anchor and bolt is bronze too)

    I feel much safer now with it bonded.
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    Re: Cost to add a ladder to an inground pool

    You can saw cut in a line and run the wire through that. Cover the cut with grout to match. Or get a composite ladder that doesn't require bonding.
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