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    Question about steps

    The house I purchased came with an above ground pool and what appear to be a nice set of portable plastic steps for entering and exiting the pool. I found out that that the steps had holes in the side rails and the rails were full of sand and algae. I'm not sure if these steps are suppose to have holes or if the previous owner drilled the holes in. Having holes in the sides seems like poor design since it would let the water sit in the rails and grow algae. This is my first summer with a pool and I'm wondering if it is normal to have holes in the side rails of portable steps or if I should use some silicone and plug the holes... or perhaps replace the steps which I'd prefer not to.
    14600 gallon above viynl ground pool, sand filter, and Zodiac Clearwater SWG.

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    Re: Question about steps

    can you post a picture? the holes in the stairs may be for water to enter. I have a ladder that has holes in it so water can get in to weigh the stairs down. if the stairs were sealed they would float.
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    Re: Question about steps

    My Confer 6000B plastic steps have holes in the sides of the steps and say this in the installation instructions:
    Note: Ladder
    treads must fill
    with water to
    prevent floating
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    Re: Question about steps

    Pictures please.
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    Re: Question about steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Skiaeax View Post
    The house I purchased came with an above ground pool and what appear to be a nice set of portable plastic steps for entering and exiting the pool. I found out that that the steps had holes in the side rails and the rails were full of sand and algae. I'm not sure if these steps are suppose to have holes or if the previous owner drilled the holes in. Having holes in the sides seems like poor design since it would let the water sit in the rails and grow algae. This is my first summer with a pool and I'm wondering if it is normal to have holes in the side rails of portable steps or if I should use some silicone and plug the holes... or perhaps replace the steps which I'd prefer not to.
    All plastic AG steps and ladders I've seen have holes in them to weigh them down, so that they don't float.

    I have a Confer ladder and fill the holes with water. At the end of the season, before winterizing the pool, I pull them out, drain them, pour some bleach water with a drop of Dawn in it and squish it around and then rinse, dry and store. I bought them used on Craigslist and they are still holding up well and look great.
    Karan - 18 ft round x 48" high - Intex ultra-frame AGP, Intex 3/4 hp pump with 14" sand filter (SF70110), Hayward 900 Wanda the Whale cleaner, Intex LED water fountain.
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    Re: Question about steps

    Thanks, I just wanted to know if it should have holes in the ladder. Now I need to figure out how to clean all of the gunk out of the side rails.
    14600 gallon above viynl ground pool, sand filter, and Zodiac Clearwater SWG.

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