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    New Saltwater Pool, type of ladder?

    I am in the process of having an inground pool installed with a SWG. I have heard that the SWG can corrode the ladder cups in the deep end. Is there a specific type of ladder I should look for?
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    Re: New Saltwater Pool, type of ladder?

    Are you speaking of the plastic/rubber bumpers that rest against the side of the pool and protect the pool wall surface from the metal of the ladder?
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    Re: New Saltwater Pool, type of ladder?

    Either plastic or stainless steel ladders will be fine. But don't use aluminum ladder anchors with a stainless steel ladder and a SWG pool. Plastic ladder anchors are best.
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    Re: New Saltwater Pool, type of ladder?

    I'm looking for a new ladder too, for our SWCG pool. The one we have now is rusting where the bolts are, and where the rubber bumpers are. The stainless steel is peeling in a couple spots too and rust is showing there as well. Last summer we gave the ladder a good cleaning but now the rust is back, and even worse.

    I'm looking into a sealed steel ladder by S.R. Smith. I just wonder if the vinyl coating will start to peel over time, and whether or not the bolts would rust. http://www.srsmith.com/_posted_resource ... s_0308.pdf

    There's also another ladder I came across made by Saftron that is made of stainless steel encapsulated polymer: http://www.innovativepoolproducts.com/

    Pmcfad, maybe you could look at these too. Jason and Dave, any input you guys could give would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: New Saltwater Pool, type of ladder?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Either plastic or stainless steel ladders will be fine. But don't use aluminum ladder anchors with a stainless steel ladder and a SWG pool. Plastic ladder anchors are best.
    What should one do if they already have aluminum anchors and are converting to salt?
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    Re: New Saltwater Pool, type of ladder?

    There should be a post here on protecting the aluminum anchors, I'm short on time tonight, but if you can't find it with a search, I'll dig it up tomorrow or Sunday
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