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    Cleaning aluminum ladders from an inground pool

    Hello all,

    This is the 2nd year I will be closeing my 16 x 32 inground pool myself. Last year went well but this year when I removed my ladder and railing, the bottom of the railings that go into the holes in the ground are very dirty with a white residue and little spots of rust. Is there anything I can do or use to #1 clean the railings and #2 prevent the bottom from rusting?
    Any information would be greatly appriciated and thankyou in advance.

    Norbert
    26,000 Gallons; 16 X 32 w/ 4 X 8 Steps; Vinyl Liner; Hayward EC65A DE Filter; Hayward 2607X10 1 HP Pump; Hayward CL200 In-Line Chlorinator; LOOP-LOC Winter Mesh Safety Cover; Aquabot Supreme Automatic Robotic Cleaner; Bromine;

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    Re: Cleaning aluminum ladders from an inground pool

    Not sure if this helps but mine are stainless steel and had some light rust on them.

    I hooked up a wire brush to the end of my cordless drill. Stripped it clean. Worked great.

    I then polished it up a bit with some WD40 to help remove whatever else was there.

    Next spring I plan to put some vasaline on the bottom and once I have it in there, I plan to use some clear caulk to keep out any moisture. Then the caulk can be removed when I winterize it and that should take care of it I hope.

    I read some posts from Ted - Waste on here and that was informative as well.

    Hope that helps.
    Chad R.

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    Re: Cleaning aluminum ladders from an inground pool

    Exactly the info I needed,

    Thank you very much...

    Norbert
    26,000 Gallons; 16 X 32 w/ 4 X 8 Steps; Vinyl Liner; Hayward EC65A DE Filter; Hayward 2607X10 1 HP Pump; Hayward CL200 In-Line Chlorinator; LOOP-LOC Winter Mesh Safety Cover; Aquabot Supreme Automatic Robotic Cleaner; Bromine;

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