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    Anchor cups and green stairs

    Had a couple of topics and didn't want to clutter up the place so I combined them...

    First...
    I don't know if "anchor cups" is the "official" name for them, but they are the little cups that the ladder posts slide down into. One of mine has a bunch of sand or dirt in it and a couple (for volleyball nets which aren't in) just have some gross standing water in them. Do they make anything to cover them? Or is there any sort of makeshift anything I can/should use to fill them to avoid this?

    Second...
    Just above the water line on our stairs, we have some faint green (algae, presumably?) What's the best way to clean that? As an aside, I'm assuming it's not something I should worry about...

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    Re: Anchor cups and green stairs

    1. They do make covers for the anchor sleeves. I'd squirt a little bleach in them.

    2. If it's algae you need to use a bleach solution to clean it. If it's a stain, you can try Magic Eraser. Also, if it's algae I'd run an OCLT.
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    Re: Anchor cups and green stairs

    Thanks for the info. One thing though...can you give me an idea what they call the covers? I can't find anything...
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    Re: Anchor cups and green stairs

    I did a google on this using the terms "pool" "anchor" "covers"... one of the sites came up with:
    http://www.backyardcitypools.com/saf.../BWP-WS020.htm (look cute... but not sure if they're for sockets or posts)
    another site the poped up is
    http://www.innovativepoolproducts.co...es/index2.html
    -wc

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