We just installed a Splash Superpool (bag-type pool) which requires a special ladder due to the taper of the membrane. The ladder does not have a latching/locking mechanism and state code requires one . Does anyone out there know where I can buy an after-market/universal locking mechanism that I can install on my ladder? I know a small lock with a chain accomplishes the same thing, but the state building code states "latching/locking" so I feel that it is requiring a combination unit (at any rate, having what the code calls for word for word will help me keep the building inspector in check). I'd need a unit that will latch when the ladder is swung into place, and then either locks automatically or has an integral mechanism to be locked with a padlock. I can't call the local building inspector because he's operating under the 6th edition of the building code (which did not allow this option), and the 7th edition is currently in effect (which does allow this option).
If you know of a manufacturer for something that'll fit this requirement, OR you were able to create something like this yourself, I'd appreciate whatever information you can give me.