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    will these steps work with my ag pool

    I found these for sale and the lady said her husband thought these would only work for an inground pool but I think they look like they would work on my above ground pool. they kind of look like grand entrance steps
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    Those should work fine on an AGP as long as it doesn't have a dished bottom.
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    They should work BUT they are a magnet for algae! We finally gave ours away as there was nothing we did the stopped the algae.

    We took them out and cleaned over and over. We were having to take them out once a week to clean! That is a LOT of work!

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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    An electric drill and LOTS of 3/4 or 1" holes drilled in those steps are your friends. Did miracles on mine, and gonna get a few more the end of this season too.
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    And if yer gonna take woodyp's suggestion, a "step" bit, no pun intended is what I'd recommend you use for the holes. If you don't know what a step bit is, just ask the folks at your local hardware store. Irwin brand calls them Uni-bits. They, unfortunately, are VERY expensive(for a drill bit), but will make absolutely perfect holes in plastic with virtually zero effort.
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    We have similar steps for our AGP but have no problems with algae. Ours has holes in the sides and at the treads of each step. Our problem is that they float and need weights to hold it down.

    Kim, what kind of steps did you use to replace your previous ones?
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    Just the plain, boring straight up and down steps. We made sure they had no places for algae to hide.

    Our old wedding cake steps had holes in the side from the factory.

    BUT now that I think about it they were with my old pool where I was SO pool stored it is not even funny I bet we could have wedding cake steps with TFP.

    I think that I saw that some people used large PVC "weights" to hold their steps down. Fill them with sand and close it up and call it good.

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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    thanks I thought they would work since the bottom of my pool is flat , she said one of the steps is filled with sand to weigh them down and I will drill those holes that is a good idea ! thanks
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    I looked up the unibits and man are they pricey! Could I not use a new 1 inch bit and get the same results , the bit cost almost what she is asking for the steps! thanks
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    Here's one that won't break the bank. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000FZ2UO ... X110_SY165

    I suppose you could use a 1" spade bit, but if it binds up yer gonna have a less than pretty hole, or worse if the plastic has become brittle. The problem with using a "regular" 1" bit is you're not likely to find one with anything smaller than a 1/2" shank. The shank is the part that goes in the chuck of your drill. If you only have a 3/8's chuck, I highly doubt you'll find a large bit that'll fit it. Also, large standard bits are expensive. Most likely as expensive as the step bit in the link I posted.
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    A paddle bit would work, but a hole saw would work better. A Forstner bit would work too, but they're pricey as well.
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    Good thinking, Dave. Inexpensive hole saw sets can usually be found at Wally World, Lowes, HD, etc, for under $15. The end result will be the same, but not quite as clean.
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    Quote Originally Posted by gillsgonewild
    I looked up the unibits and man are they pricey! Could I not use a new 1 inch bit and get the same results , the bit cost almost what she is asking for the steps! thanks
    http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece...lls-96275.html Here is a cheap version from HFT if you have one local or could have it shipped.
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    Re: will these steps work with my ag pool

    A dang old wood bit worked just fine for me. That plastic isn't very thick. Nice smooth holes too.
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