Installing Anchor Sockets of Ladder and Rail - Holes must be made in the gunite - Any issues?

tfp_fan

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Today is the day for installing coping for my inground gunite pool. The gunite was poured about two weeks ago. I purchased anchor sockets (for my removable ladder and removable spa rail) and ask the crew to install the anchors in the coping. The problem is the height of the anchor sockets (4.25") are more than the thickness of the coping, meaning that a part of it must go through the gunite which is about two weeks old. I would like to know if it will be any issue to make a hole in the gunite to make a part of anchor socket go through it?
 

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cowboycasey

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What ladder do you have? Most ladders go past the coping into the deck.. This one is 18 inches from the wall of the pool after plaster has been installed.. You will install that piece into the deck before it is poured.. :)

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tfp_fan

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What ladder do you have? Most ladders go past the coping into the deck.. This one is 18 inches from the wall of the pool after plaster has been installed.. You will install that piece into the deck before it is poured.. :)

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Here is the picture. According to the dimension, the socket must be 7.5" from the edge of the pool.
 

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cowboycasey

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That type ladder will need to be installed into the coping and pool shell.. hope they do not hit rebar when core drilling into the shell... It is almost worth the extra cost to get a ladder that is installed in the deck...
 
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