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    fired red brick for ladder weight?

    I'm switching out my confer stairs to part of an old plastic/resin pool ladder for the inside of my pool due to algae problems. Back when I had this ladder in my Sears good pool (as opposed to better and best LOL) the instructions said to use a brick for the weight.

    Is that still a safe thing to do? I'm not really seeing a way to use a clorox bottle on this. The bottom of the ladder only has a brick-sized rectangular "cubby hole" to stash any kind of weight.

    Any other ideas? I could use two and leave one soaking in bleach water and change them out regularly to take care of the possible algae issue, but I was wondering about the other chemistry? Are they fired hard enough to be safe?
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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    Re: fired red brick for ladder weight?

    I'd just go find some river rocks that fit. You know they're nonporous and won't dissolve. Also nicely rounded so if you drop one, it won't puncture the liner.
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    Re: fired red brick for ladder weight?

    Oh, ok that sounds doable, and good idea about the corners too LOL.
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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    Re: fired red brick for ladder weight?

    In using about 3- 3" PVC pipes filled with concrete to go under my steps. I'll glue both ends once concrete has dried. I read this on another forum.

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    Re: fired red brick for ladder weight?

    I use the pvc filled with sand. Works great.
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    Re: fired red brick for ladder weight?

    There isn't enough room for anything like 3" unless I attach it to the back/outside. Which might be the best way to handle it as I noticed today my temporary "fix" really wasn't working and I was trying to think of some way to make a better base structure.
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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