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Thread: Need to add a handrail...

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    Jun 2011
    AustinTexas Hill Country

    Need to add a handrail...

    Our pool is about 6 years old. Has paver deck and Luder stone edge. We have been told that we should use a vinyl coated hand rail because of our salt water system. We were planning on installing it on the top step which will be underwater some. Does anyone have experience with this type of installation? We would appreciate any advice out there!
    19,000 gallon, SWG, IG; Plaster/pebble, cartridge filter, Zodiac 2hp variable speed

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    May 2007
    South Central NJ

    Re: Need to add a handrail...

    Rails are typically on the deck, near the coping, not in the pool.

    The use of plastic anchor cups and rails is strongly suggested since getting them on the bonding wire is difficult, at best. The cups should be set in concrete. Make it deep too so there is a lot of weight and it should extend several inches beyond any side of the cups for strength.

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    Re: Need to add a handrail...

    Using good quality stainless steel rails and bronze anchors works for most people with salt systems. However, metal handrails and anchors have to be bonded. If you can't get the rail bonded, then you could use non-metal rails and anchors.

    If you are concerned about corrosion, then using a non-metal rail and anchors is a viable option. ... -Pages.pdf
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