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    Should I remove wedding cake stairs?

    I'm going to half close my pool this year. I'm going to blow out the plumbing and winterize the pump, but not cover the pool. My question is should I remove the wedding cake stairs that I have in my pool? The attach to the concrete deck, and my only concern is whether ice freezing around the metal pole/rail going into the water would somehow be damaged if ice expanded around it. But that doesn't seem likely to me. Can anyone say whether or not this will be an issue for me? I can remove them, but then I have to find somewhere to store them.

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    Re: Should I remove wedding cake stairs?

    Yes, I would recommend removing the stairs. Thank you.
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    Re: Should I remove wedding cake stairs?

    Just curious, what is the reasoning? I'm having a hard time imagining how they could be damaged.

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    Re: Should I remove wedding cake stairs?

    I was thinking more about cleaning the liner behind the steps and then cleaning the steps outside. My friend has steps that are removable and algae lurks behind there pretty much all season. Non necessarily because of damage.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Frog Mineralizer System (EMPTY) - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Pool Company tests water (NO LONGER) TF-100 TEST KIT
    Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Re: Should I remove wedding cake stairs?

    I totally agree with you on that. My plan is to take them out and inspect for green stuff, and clean if necessary. Last year when I was "sanitizing" the pool with a Pool Frog system, my stairs had a little bit of green in them, but not much. This year with the TFP method, I'm anxious to see if I have any at all.

    But after I clean/inspect the stairs, I think I'm going to throw them back in the pool rather than store them somewhere. The top stair is 6 inches or more below the water surface, and shouldn't ever see ice. The metal railing is all that will, and it should withstand. We'll see!

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    Pentair Challenger 1.5HP pump CFII N1 1.5A
    Taylor K-2006-A, Stenner 45MPHP10 auto chlorine feed

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    Re: Should I remove wedding cake stairs?

    Cam:

    Can you please advise why you still are using the Frog? What is ~ Sanitizing ~ ?
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Frog Mineralizer System (EMPTY) - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Pool Company tests water (NO LONGER) TF-100 TEST KIT
    Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Re: Should I remove wedding cake stairs?

    I'm not using the frog. We moved into our house in September last year. We ran the pool with the frog system the remainder of that year using chemicals the previous owner left us. When opening up the pool this year, I saw what all the pool store wanted me to buy to get the frog system going and I started looking for a better way. That led me here, and the frog is not even in my plumbing any more.

    Santize as in clean. I put it in quotes because the Frog, in my opinion, doesn't truly sanitize or keep clean the pool from algae and bacteria. None the less, it is sold as a way to keep your pool clean, or sanitize it.

    17,500 gallon IG Vinyl
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    Pentair Challenger 1.5HP pump CFII N1 1.5A
    Taylor K-2006-A, Stenner 45MPHP10 auto chlorine feed

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    Re: Should I remove wedding cake stairs?

    I still have the Frog system, but do not use it. Twice, yearly I add 3" tablets to bring stabilizer up and it works like a chlorinator. I had the Frog and did see spots of algae even with the recommended levels. TFP came along my way as each time I entered the pool store, they would have me adding something. Eventually, I knew something was wrong. The Frog only lasted one season at most.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Frog Mineralizer System (EMPTY) - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Pool Company tests water (NO LONGER) TF-100 TEST KIT
    Date of Build is 11-2013

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