i have , in its second year,a 24 foot doughboy, 52 inches deep above ground.i have the curve in pool step system.the directions told us to fill the Side walls with sand for weight.there are two plugged holes on each side chamber which we funnelled a bunch of sand into. the steps stayed down in the pool all year.however i started noticing small clusters of san in the bottom of the pool.this spring with the steps out i noticed there was a small open hole at the top of each sand chamber where i assume the sand was trickling out.i tried to flush out all the sand and just fill the chambers with water but the steps keep wanting to float up. can i use pea gravel in these chambers and if so how much do you suggest.can i fill the chambers with quickrete and mix with water to harden it.i can plug the two open holes so the gravel has no chance to get out.i just would like an altrnative to using sand. thank you ,paul
i wanted to post a pic of the steps but was unable to through your manage attachments link.i shrunk the jpeg down to 32 kb ,it appears to upload yet there is an exclaimation point next to the file and no thumbnail to put a checkmark in to select that image . there is just an old existing image that i can choose from an unrelated post .that image is 82 kb and it says i have up to 250kb so my new thumbnail shouldnt be to large a file.