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    Ladder fell apart

    We have a one-year old above ground pool -- 18 ft diameter and 52" depth. It came with a ladder that has steps on the inside and a regular ladder access on the outside. We have it filled with sand to weigh it down. Since day one this ladder has given us nothing but trouble. Within a week the bottom step was completely off and has remained that way.

    Just today, my kids were playing in the pool when two more steps popped out. My husband got in the pool to try to fix it, but they won't snap into place again.. they'll stay for a few minutes then pop back out. Finally the entire inner part collapsed and when he took it out to try to fix, one of the feet broke off... a peg that sticks out for the foot snap onto broke off, and sand spewed all over the bottom of the pool.

    Question one... can the sand be vaccuumed out with the regular pool vaccuum?

    And short of buying a new ladder, is there anything we can do to fix this crappy ladder?
    13,500; Sand Filtered; AG; 1.5 hp Hayward pump

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    dattia's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    West Chester, PA

    Re: Ladder fell apart

    I have vacuumed sand out with no problem using a regular pool vac. You may have to go over it several times.
    27' round AG
    Hayward Matrix 1 1/2 HP Pump
    Hayward S210T Sand Filter

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    Jul 2010
    Antelope, CA

    Re: Ladder fell apart

    I have an Integrity ladder and have no issues at all. I just converted it from an a-frame to a deck ladder.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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    Re: Ladder fell apart

    I'm not loving our ladder either, and we've only had the pool a month! If I were in your shoes, I'd probably do a new one... look online for a good price. Lots of reviews on amazon too. My neighbor has one where sand goes in a compartment that is part of the steps to weigh it down. My steps have a 'shelf' and we have a couple bleach jugs with quickrete sitting on them to hold it down. Hopefully you can find something that will allow you in and out safely!
    Vogue Vectra 30' Round (21,200 gallons), Waterway 2HP 2-speed, 27" sand filter - TF100 -- Southern IL - Install 06/2012
    Last minute upgrade from 27' due to error in dealer inventory *yikes*

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