Plastic gasket material coming off bottom of steps

goody222

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Feb 6, 2018
156
Chesapeake, VA
The attached picture is the bottom of my pool steps. The rubber has come loose - I was just going to clip it off at each end. Just curious if anyone knows what its there for. Decorative I hope.
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Chrissykr

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Jun 8, 2014
619
Rogers, AR
Mine is long gone. You need to scrub that strip with a brush. I use a toothbrush, you have gunk in there. I would rub a white rag over it first and make sure it is not algae. Every time I get an algae outbreak it starts there.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
4,510
NY
Following to find out about the strip that I also hate. Mine hasn’t pulled off but still is flappy and the first spot to get green if anything is off
 

Chrissykr

Well-known member
Jun 8, 2014
619
Rogers, AR
thanks! So did you just yank yours totally off? Or should I just cut it where it is still attached.
Mine was like yours and I pulled it off. You could cut it loose where it has already started coming loose.

Keep an eye on it and brush the whole strip and that groove underneath it. I guarantee you will get algae if not cleaned on a regular basis. Try to separate the flap and get in there as well. We don’t use the toothbrushes we get from the dentist so I use those. Check around your skimmer as well. You might have a flap between the faceplate and liner. Another popular spot for algae, the toothbrush works well there as well.