fired red brick for ladder weight?

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Aug 14, 2013
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south east Arizona
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?
 

Luckimom3

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Jun 22, 2016
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Birmingham, Al
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.
 

Pv2

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Aug 14, 2013
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south east Arizona
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.