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Thread: Ladder/Handrail cups with paver patio?

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    Aug 2012
    Clarksville, TN

    Ladder/Handrail cups with paver patio?

    I'm about to self-install a 20x40 IG liner pool and I'm wondering? Besides pouring small concrete slabs in the areas for my ladder and handrail, how can I adequately secure them if I plan to use pavers for the patio? Also, I am planning for umbrella sleeves. Anyone know of a good material to use for these? PVC? Bronze?
    34,000 gal., 20x40 Roman, IG Steel/Vinyl, 500# Hayward Sand Filter, 2HP Ecostar-VS, Savi Note LEDs, Autopilot Digital 220 SWG

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    Re: Ladder/Handrail cups with paver patio?

    Sorry you haven't gotten an answer, I do not have an answer for you either but im in the same boat as you. I am a DIY 18x36 with pave patio and cantilever coping. My plan for the ladder/handrail is to pour a 3 inch think slab the entire way around my pool but keep it down so my pavers sit flush with the top of the pool. The slab will allow me to mortar the pavers to keep them in place around the pool edge and will also allow me to drill into to anchor the ladder/handrail.

    I had hoped to start this year, but things keep delaying it.
    DIY 18x36 IG Vinyl Rectangle with 2 foot radius; Steel Walls. 8' steps w/t 2 step jets; 2 MD, 1 Skimmer, 2 returns; Hayward Pro Series 24 Inch 300# Sand Pool ; Hayward color logic 4.0 LED light; 2" PVC pipe 4 Jandy Valves, Hayward PL-P-4, SWCG

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    Jun 2012

    Re: Ladder/Handrail cups with paver patio?

    To both of you, you must also include provisions for electrically bonding the ladders and rails to the pool and electrical system. This is a safety issue, and must not be overlooked.

    You can get bronze ladder and rail cups that are long enough to be imbedded in concrete and extend through a paver deck. By the way the cups have to be installed in concrete of adequate size and weight to properly secure them. Otherwise they can pull right out and, potentially, hurt someone.
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

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