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    Stairs in pool or outside



    I'm trying to figure out if the stairs go into the pool from outside or the stairs are inside the pool to get you out.

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    Re: Stairs in pool or outside

    Those steps are for inside the pool.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Stairs in pool or outside

    Thank you.

    I'll search for some setup instructions.

    1) The size of your pool in gallons: 1
    2) The type filter you have (sand, DE, cartridge): DE
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground) or IG (in ground): Above Ground
    4) If it's IG, tell us if it's vinyl, plaster/pebble, or fiberglass: Vinyl
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump and the size (flow rate) of your filter: ???

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    Re: Stairs in pool or outside

    Those steps are built incorrectly. They are the same ones I have.

    They are for inside the pool. the handrails are on backwards, they should run from the top of the steps to the bottom.

    The short peices that you have sticking out over the stairs go the other way. They are used to anchor the steps to the deck. If you do not have a deck, then you have to purchase the exterior stair kit.


    This is how they should look.


    steps.jpg

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    Re: Stairs in pool or outside

    I have similar stairs. Here is a tip if you need to take them out for the winter. These stairs want to float. Instead of filling the frame with sand as the instructions state, I take 4 1 gallon jugs and fill them with sand and then water. Then I zip tie them to the frame inside the legs to weigh the stairs down.
    That way towards the end of the season I disconnect them and put them on the stairs and then it is easier to get the stairs out for the winter. I would also suggest drilling some more holes for water drainage. When the stairs are full of water they are heavy and take forever to drain.
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    Re: Stairs in pool or outside

    If you want to get all fancy-like, they sell a weight kit for the stairs as well. If you look closely you can just see it in my picture. It is two large plastic weights that you fill with sand (or in my case, pea gravel - it does not escape) and then they clip to the sides of the stairs.

    Used bleach jugs are a lot cheaper though.

    -dave
    27' Round ABG (17,000 gal) - +/- 11 hours of full sun per day
    Hard plumbed Hayward Perflex EC-40 DE filter w/ 1 HP pump (Got a new one June 2015)
    Filered 4 hours per day (on a timer)
    Pentair Aqualuminator - now working - and now dead once again, this time for good.
    Zodiac Wahoo

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    Re: Stairs in pool or outside

    Quote Originally Posted by phonedave View Post
    Those steps are built incorrectly. They are the same ones I have.

    They are for inside the pool. the handrails are on backwards, they should run from the top of the steps to the bottom.

    The short peices that you have sticking out over the stairs go the other way. They are used to anchor the steps to the deck. If you do not have a deck, then you have to purchase the exterior stair kit.


    This is how they should look.


    steps.jpg

    -dave
    I was wondering why those other steps looked a bit weird. Makes sense now, looking at yours.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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