Hi all, I'm in south florida (lake worth) and have a gunite pool with steps in one corner.
Right in the middle of the steps is a 4-shaped handrail that looks like its permanently attached to the concrete deck.
I'd like to make the steps a little more inviting since people like to lounge and sit on them...but this handrail gets in the way of everything.
1. does anyone know of any florida/palm beach county code requirements that say I have to have this handrail there? Can i remove it without violating building code?
2. any suggestions on how I'd have it removed? even if i had someone just saw it off, there's going to be a metal lip sitting above the deck that could be dangerous.
I don't see any screws or anything around the base suggesting it might be removable.
Thanks for any advice/suggestions.