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    Ladder sinking into liner.

    We have an Intex set up on grass. After the ladder is used there is a small dent / imprint where the ladder legs have been on the bottom of the pool / liner. I move the ladder around quite a bit to distribute the denting, but the pool is installed into a corner so only have about 20 degrees of the pool to move the ladder around and there is starting to be an area on the bottom of the pool which has 'sunk' where the ladder legs have been.

    I am thinking of attaching something large made from flat plastic to the bottom of the legs and using cable ties so that the ladders feet don't imprint into the liner. Has anyone else experienced this issue before, and what have you used?

    Thanks..
    Pool: 3.8kG / 17.5kL, 4.6m round x 1m deep, Intex metal frame, AG
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    Water condition: Clear, debris on bottom (vacuum not very good)
    Test Results: None as yet, will post soon.

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    Re: Ladder sinking into liner.

    I have not heard of anyone attaching skids to the bottom of the ladder, but some people do use a large piece of shower pan liner or a bath mat under the ladder. If you are successful attaching skids to the ladder you should wrap them with shower pan liner or a rubber bath mat to protect the pool from excessive wear at the contact point.
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    Re: Ladder sinking into liner.

    Problem solved...

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    Re: Ladder sinking into liner.

    Cute!
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    Re: Ladder sinking into liner.

    I like it! I'm going to try that..
    Pool: 3.8kG / 17.5kL, 4.6m round x 1m deep, Intex metal frame, AG
    Cartridge Filter / Pump: Intex, type A, Model 56948/E

    Water condition: Clear, debris on bottom (vacuum not very good)
    Test Results: None as yet, will post soon.

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    Re: Ladder sinking into liner.

    That is so great. Love the look. Ingenious. Get a patent ASAP.
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