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Thread: A good ladder for inground Salt water pool?

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    A good ladder for inground Salt water pool?

    Mine has rust on the plastic steps, most likely from the bolts on the steps. I have metal issues and this is my suspect. Can someone recommend a good ladder for inground SWCG pools? I found on especially for SW through google and can't seem to re-find it.
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    Re: A good ladder for inground Salt water pool?

    Any ladder currently sold in the US should be fine, but occasionally less expensive bolts that can rust are substituted for the proper rust free bolts. Usually the simplest thing to do is to purchase stainless steel bolts of the correct size to replace your existing bolts.
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    Re: A good ladder for inground Salt water pool?

    Yeah, I am going to have a good look at the bolts anyway. My brother in law is into sailing and they have issues with SS bolts anyways.

    I guess the follow up on my question is "Is there a place on the web that separates ladders especially for SWG pools. I found that on one of the major sites, but can't seem to re-find it. They had replacement steps and bolts in addition to coated SS ladders.

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    Hayward S244T Pro-series 300lb Sand Filter - vari-flo XL valve
    Goldline Controls Aquarite Turbo Cell SWG t-cell 15
    Hayward SP2607X10 Pump w/ Century Centurion .75HP motor (4th motor in 4 years all under warranty) Polaris 360

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    Re: A good ladder for inground Salt water pool?

    There's nothing with a Salt System that would require you to have to look for a Salt Specific Ladder.

    Having said that, there are PVC coated ladders and rails. I'll see if I can find a link.
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    Re: A good ladder for inground Salt water pool?

    I have no personal experience, but have heard a good review of the SR Smith "Sealed Steel" rails.
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    Re: A good ladder for inground Salt water pool?

    Thanks for the reply.
    40'x20'x8' to 3', Vinyl IG with brick coping, built/opened 04/2006
    Hayward S244T Pro-series 300lb Sand Filter - vari-flo XL valve
    Goldline Controls Aquarite Turbo Cell SWG t-cell 15
    Hayward SP2607X10 Pump w/ Century Centurion .75HP motor (4th motor in 4 years all under warranty) Polaris 360

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