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    pool steps to replace ladder

    I bought a house with an fiberglass pool, 2 ladders that are starting to show rust.
    A set of steps would be great but wonder if I can use above ground steps. They seem to be less expensive.
    It is a matter of attaching them to concrete? And fitting flat on pool floor?

    IG, Fiberglass - 11,000g, cartridge Hayward 1100 -1.5 hp, at least 20+years old.

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: pool steps to replace ladder

    Welcome to tfp, julia2014

    It seems like that could work. You may want to put a liner protector (large shower mat) under to protect the pool surface. In my agp, I just weigh down the steps with rock and water filled bleach jugs. To anchor the railing to the concrete you may have to drill and put in anchors. Hopefully someone who has done it will chime in.
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    May 2012

    Re: pool steps to replace ladder

    I have an agp and I weighted my steps down with 5lb hand weighs from walmart that I had in my closet. They were gathering dust. My hubby zip tied them to the inside of the steps. works great. My weights are covered with plastic so they are perfect.
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

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    Re: pool steps to replace ladder

    hey thanks, I think that is what I am going to do. simple enough and easily removed.

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