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    Question about ladder

    I just bought a ladder from craigslist. AC_22489_wMat_sm.jpg


    2 Questions. #1 it says to put 40lbs of sand in the ladder, is that necessary? #2 It says to cut it to size so it attaches to the top rail of the pool, is that necessary? I didn't do either of those when I had my intex pool. Now I'm planning on getting a 15 foot about ground resin pool (saltwater 5000 pool)
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 3500 Gallons
    Pool: Intex 14'x42" Round Metal Frame
    Filter: 1000 GPH Cartridge Filter (Came with pool)
    Using Intex Saltwater Generator

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    Re: Question about ladder

    Quote Originally Posted by richierich View Post
    I just bought a ladder from craigslist. AC_22489_wMat_sm.jpg


    2 Questions. #1 it says to put 40lbs of sand in the ladder, is that necessary? #2 It says to cut it to size so it attaches to the top rail of the pool, is that necessary? I didn't do either of those when I had my intex pool. Now I'm planning on getting a 15 foot about ground resin pool (saltwater 5000 pool)
    I would fill it with water



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    Re: Question about ladder

    is it critical to have the platform attached to the top rail? I don't want to drill holes in the rail. Is there another way to secure it? I plan on buying a saltwater 5000 pool
    15'x52 Saltwater 5000 Round Pool
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 3500 Gallons
    Pool: Intex 14'x42" Round Metal Frame
    Filter: 1000 GPH Cartridge Filter (Came with pool)
    Using Intex Saltwater Generator

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    Re: Question about ladder

    looks like the same one I have. I drilled extra holes on the pool side lader so it fills with water like above poster. I did not attach it to top rail, but it does move if you make currents in the water and is wobbly getting in and out.
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    Re: Question about ladder

    Quote Originally Posted by richierich View Post
    is it critical to have the platform attached to the top rail? I don't want to drill holes in the rail. Is there another way to secure it? I plan on buying a saltwater 5000 pool
    15'x52 Saltwater 5000 Round Pool
    The ladder should be securely fastened to the pool to prevent injury.

    I use two heavy duty bungie cords to hold mine in place, and fill the inside and outside step rails with water. As long as there is no horsing around on the ladder it stays put no problem.

    If you don't want to drill into your top rail I suggest you find some other way to secure the ladder.
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    Re: Question about ladder

    Quote Originally Posted by domct203 View Post
    The ladder should be securely fastened to the pool to prevent injury.

    I use two heavy duty bungie cords to hold mine in place, and fill the inside and outside step rails with water. As long as there is no horsing around on the ladder it stays put no problem.

    If you don't want to drill into your top rail I suggest you find some other way to secure the ladder.

    what are the bungie cords attached to? are you worried about the water freezing in the winter and cracking the ladder?
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 3500 Gallons
    Pool: Intex 14'x42" Round Metal Frame
    Filter: 1000 GPH Cartridge Filter (Came with pool)
    Using Intex Saltwater Generator

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