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    Ladder anchors

    Ok, after my seventh swcg pool and having issues removing ladders and handrails. I believe its due to what seems a calcium or salt build up locking them in better then any glue known to man! I got them all out after numerous struggles.

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    What can I put in these to ensure easy removal next year? Coat them in o ring lube or something similar?

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    Re: Ladder anchors

    The anchors are probably aluminum. Aluminum is a poor choice for pool use products especially since it's connected to the bonding grid which subjects it to accelerated galvanic corrosion because it's anodic to most other metals on the bonding grid. Brass anchors are a much better choice.

    If they are aluminum, it might be worthwhile to replace them with brass anchors.

    If you want to reuse them, a non-toxic food grade grease might be helpful.

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    Re: Ladder anchors

    They are all the same, I believe they are not aluminum but some other material. It would be a tougher job replacing them. Hoping someone has had this issue and used .... And they remove easily every time lol.

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    Re: Ladder anchors

    Are these in the pool or on the deck? If on the deck, maybe an anti-seize compound would help. Not sure you would want to put that in the pool though.
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    Re: Ladder anchors

    Sorry Jason, in the cement deck.

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    Re: Ladder anchors

    Here is the trick. Get some marine grade lube, next year pump an inch of it in each anchor. With rubber gloves on, stick your hand in and spread it around all over. Give another good squirt in the bottom then put the ladder in.

    I did that this spring after last fall struggling in the cold to get the ladder out. This fall, it literally popped out in seconds!
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    Re: Ladder anchors

    I have read that good ole coca cola will bubble away the corrosion.

    Thanks for tip on marine lube, it's going into my tool box ASAP.

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