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    ladder pad

    The pool is up! (Pics to come soon!). Water is being added as we speak! SO close!

    What pad do you have for under your ladder in the pool? How is it held down? Any help would be welcome. The ladder is a straight/simple set.

    THANKS!

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    Re: ladder pad

    Just a bathtub mat with the suction cup's on the bottom..Got it at Walmart.Just make sure you get the heavy duty one..Just cut to fit.But if you want all of it.It will work fine to..It will stay to the pool bottom.The one's the pool store's sell will not stay down..
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    Re: ladder pad

    Hi Kim! I just searched this site for the same thing. Our pool is filling now. Our neighbor used a shoe pad (from Menards); the kind with holes in it. He said it works well. I like the bathtub mat idea! Did you get one yet? What did you go with? I know I can just buy one for $23 off Amazon but I figured there would be a cheaper product that works as well or better.

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    Re: ladder pad

    Somebody posted recently that they cut a section of a pool noodle and slit it and slid it over the end.
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    Re: ladder pad

    Just 2 days ago I cut a 6 or 8 inch length of noodle and tie-wrapped it around each leg of the ladder. Works great.
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    Re: ladder pad

    The problem with pool noodles is they work great.But,they will start breaking apart after a short time because of the water&chemical's..They are not made to be under water 24/7..
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    Re: ladder pad

    I wondered about that. If I can get a month I'll be happy. Only gonna get 3 months for swimming here anyway!!
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    Re: ladder pad

    I did get a NICE bath mat from Big Lots for $7. It is clear with LOTS of sucky cups on the bottom. It is just the right size for my ladder. I have marked the date I bought it and will be keeping track of how long it lasts.

    http://www.biglots.com/search/product/4110

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    Re: ladder pad

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats
    I did get a NICE bath mat from Big Lots for $7. It is clear with LOTS of sucky cups on the bottom. It is just the right size for my ladder. I have marked the date I bought it and will be keeping track of how long it lasts.

    http://www.biglots.com/search/product/4110

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    I have found that the clear is better.It will turn milky white color..But,I have had mine for almost 3 yrs. on the sameone..I pull them out for the winter..
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    Re: ladder pad

    Thanks that is nice to know. My husband (crazy) swims year round so I do not close the pool. At least he did when we had the last pool that I RUINED because I did not have a clue and the pool stores were NO help at all. They just sold me stuff.

    NOW I just laugh as I drive by the pool store! THANKS!

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    Re: ladder pad

    I've got three of these vinyl bathmats (with suction cups) under my steps (Lumi-O Festiva):

    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/vinyl-bath-mat/967654

    The (natural) rubber bathmats I used last season, from Walmart, literally dissolved after a month or two and seemed to encourage algae.

    So far, so good with the vinyl ones.
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    Re: ladder pad

    Quote Originally Posted by WorBry
    I've got three of these vinyl bathmats (with suction cups) under my steps (Lumi-O Festiva):

    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/vinyl-bath-mat/967654

    The (natural) rubber bathmats I used last season, from Walmart, literally dissolved after a month or two and seemed to encourage algae.

    So far, so good with the vinyl ones.
    Ye, those will..Get the Heavy Duty one's they are around $8 ..Still using mine on the third season.No problem's.
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    Re: ladder pad

    Do you have a link for the Heavy Duty one?

    I'm in Canada and Walmart here don't always carry the same range as the US.

    The vinyl ones I'm using seem quite durable but I'm always on the look out for something a bit larger. Even with three (30" x 16") I don't get complete coverage of the base of my steps. Rubbermaid do an Extra-Large mat (17" x 36") but again it's natural rubber.

    Edit: Would it be this one?

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Heavy-Duty-Ul ... r/14710647

    As usual, Walmart Canada don't list it.
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    Re: ladder pad

    Quote Originally Posted by WorBry
    Do you have a link for the Heavy Duty one?

    I'm in Canada and Walmart here don't always carry the same range as the US.

    The vinyl ones I'm using seem quite durable but I'm always on the look out for something a bit larger. Even with three (30" x 16") I don't get complete coverage of the base of my steps. Rubbermaid do an Extra-Large mat (17" x 36") but again it's natural rubber.

    Edit: Would it be this one?

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Heavy-Duty-Ul ... r/14710647

    As usual, Walmart Canada don't list it.
    Doesn't look the same.But, prob. just has good..I pick'd mine up in the store down the road.Like I said it's on the 3rd season.So they prob. don't sell the samething anymore.
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    Re: ladder pad

    No problem. I'm OK with the mats I'm using for now.
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