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RALEIGH, NC, April 28, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- For pools with existing ladders, routine maintenance should be done to ensure the ladders are safe and reliable all summer long. The good news with ladders is that nearly all components are replaceable - everything except the actual railings themselves.
Hose off the anchor sockets to keep them clean of any debris or buildup. Ensure no bolts are missing and that all bumpers are still present. Check the ladder steps to see if any bumpers or treads are worn and need to be replaced. If a step is wobbly, the bolts can be tightened to secure it.
You can also add accessories to the ladder, such as grips on the railing that keep the railing cool to the touch and provide a non-slip surface to hold onto.
For pools that don't have a ladder, adding one at the stairs in the shallow end can safely help swimmers enter and exit the pool. Adding a secondary ladder in the deep end can provide an alternate way out and enhance pool safety. Now is the time to install a new ladder before the peak season arrives!
When installing a ladder, safety is, of course, paramount. The concrete that the ladder goes into should be a minimum strength of 3000 PSI, cured to the manufacturer's instructions, and in compliance with all local building codes.
Anchor sockets should be bonded to the bonding grid of the pool and in accordance with the NEC and local codes. These anchor sockets are available in aluminum, plastic, and bronze. Bronze can be used in all pools, commercial or residential, with chlorine or salt systems. Plastic can be used in residential pools with either system, and aluminum can be used only in chlorinated residential pools. Selecting the right socket and ensuring it is placed correctly (proper distancing, leveling, and setback) will help avoid damage to the pool equipment and injury to swimmers.
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