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    Deck ladder

    I am considering adding a deck around my agp. But before I do I want to have a complete plan. I am fine with the deck design but its the entry ladder I am wondering about. I would like to have an entry ladder similar to the type at the deep end of an igp. Am I just dreaming or is there something out there I can use? I have attached a pic of an example of what I am referring to. Some pictures of examples would be great.
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    Re: Deck ladder

    Yes, we have a similar one, got it from the pool store. It's mostly plastic though. And it has a bottom step, not poles that attach to the wall. I'll see if I can find a pic.
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    Re: Deck ladder

    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Deck ladder

    Do you have an a-frame ladder now? My intex pool came with one, and looking at it, it seems really simple to just remove one of the sides and mount it directly to the deck. This is one of those blue and white ones with a blue plastic "deck/step" on the top.

    Could you do something like that with the current ladder?

    Or, if you're building your own deck, there's probably a way to mount one of the IG types and secure it so it wouldn't put too much pressure on the side wall. I'm thinking some sort of cantilever so that the force would be on the deck surface, not on the bottom of the ladder where it would normally connect to the pool wall.
    Richard
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    Re: Deck ladder

    The ladders I have seen and have in my pool are not connected to the pool wall. If you look at the picture to start this thread the bottom has rubber bumpers to keep it from marring the wall. The top is the only place connected.

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    Re: Deck ladder

    Quote Originally Posted by notvaporlocked
    The ladders I have seen and have in my pool are not connected to the pool wall. If you look at the picture to start this thread the bottom has rubber bumpers to keep it from marring the wall. The top is the only place connected.

    Terry
    But, doesn't the force on those bottom points get concentrated right against the pool wall? You would think that could possibly dent or worse the steel wall of an AGP, no? I was describing something were you created a brace at the deck level so the force is applied there more and minimized at the lower feet.
    Richard
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    Re: Deck ladder

    The questions you guys raised is the exact reason I started this thread.

    I do currently have an A-frame type ladder but plan on building a deck next year. I plan on steps up to the deck from the ground and was hoping for an inground style ladder to go from the deck into the pool.
    Thanks,
    Brian
    18' round x 52" vinyl AGP holding aprox. 7633 gallons of crystal clear sparkling water, most of the time. Hayward s166t sand filter, 1 hp pump and 2-2x20 Fafco panels is parallel. TF100 test kit and BBB!

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    Re: Deck ladder

    Quote Originally Posted by Macrosill
    The questions you guys raised is the exact reason I started this thread.

    I do currently have an A-frame type ladder but plan on building a deck next year. I plan on steps up to the deck from the ground and was hoping for an inground style ladder to go from the deck into the pool.
    It just occurred to me that you could use the deck itself to solve the problem. When you build the deck, you could run a support at the point where the lower ladder feet would hit. If you just ran a horizontal 2x6 across, then met the side of the pool with some built up 2x4's or similar, then the side of the pool would simply be sandwiched between the legs of the ladder, and the deck.

    It wouldn't be that hard to do, the hardest part would just be getting the build up right so you meet up correctly. If you've got an old piece of carpet or something, put that on the outside side to protect the surface of the pool.

    Heck, I hadn't even considered doing this, but I think I might now. I did a little mockup of what it might look like.

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    Richard
    Temecula, CA
    28,000 Gal. In-Ground plaster and tile, Total Control AutoPilot with SC-60 SWG and PH control, Pentair EasyTouch 8, EasyTouch Wireless Remote, Intelliflo VS+SVRS pump, Intellibrite lighting, Pentair Quad 100, Solar heating, Pentair Mastertemp 400 Gas Heater, The Pool Cleaner 4x, Aquabot Turbo T2 Robotic Cleaner, Water feature spillover from SPA.

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    Re: Deck ladder

    I would be surprised if the relatively small amount of pressure from the lower "bumpers" would do any damage to any surface if the upper mounts were put in correctly. On my ladder which is exactly like the one in the first post, the upper mounts carry the bulk of the load. Even with the leverage created when a person uses the ladder the force on each bumper is pretty small when compared to what it would take to dent a steel surface.

    Terry
    25k gal painted concrete, 1hp Pentair Wisperflo pump, Pentair Triton II TR100 sand filter, Stingl Safety vacume relief system. Pool Solutions PS232 FAS/DPD test kit.

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