Love my wedding cake steps but they are a pain to remove and install every year. We were instructed to use a bag a sand at the base to help weigh down. Every year that sandbag is disgusting in my water and we have trouble getting it out at the end of season. I thoughts I would ask for alternate suggestions on here before we put the steps in this week. What about a hand weight? Or a brick? Would those items hurt my pool balancing?