When the ladders are installed in an above-ground pool or inground pool, they are firmly fixed in their place with the help of screws and bolts, but still, they are attached to their spot so they can be removed frequently. They are supposed to be removed timely to be cleaned properly, or if they have got corroded, they need to be replaced. Another reason is that if anyone wants to remove a particular step for cleaning, it becomes necessary to remove it.
So, you need to check the ladders at the end of every three months in a year and accordingly do what is required; you can also check your pool ladders twice a year if you stay busy. It is a fact that everything needs maintenance to make it work properly. In this article, we are going to discuss how to remove above ground pool ladder.
Easy Step by step instructions to Remove Above Ground Pool Ladder:
Step 1: Drain out the water from the pool if you need to go into the pool to remove the upper section of the ladder. If you don’t want to drain out the water and waste it, then choose a day when the pool is already empty or unused, usually in winters or during the beginning of the swimming season.
People might think that they can also remove ladders during the end of the swimming season, but in that season, for the pool ladders to be cleaned during usage, it is advised that the ladders should be cleaned or replaced initially.
Step 2: You need to remove the shielding plate, usually made of plastic or resin, and found at the end of the mainframe or the handrails of the ladder. After that, you need to look for the screws underneath the removed shielding plate; unscrew it until you can easily remove it with your hand.
If you would face a problem in removing the screw, then you need to knock it down with the help of a rubber hammer.
Step 3: Repeat the similar steps on the other side of the ladder; after removing the screws, you have to lift the ladder gently to remove it from that spot. If the ladder is fixed in the ground from the bottom, repeat the steps for the bottom part. You should take a rubber-coated hammer if the ladder doesn’t come out and hit it gently.
If you strike it with force, the steel ladder might get a dent, and a scratch might appear in a plastic resin ladder. After hitting them gently, they would quickly come out of the pool wall. Now, you can clean the algae growing on the plastic resin ladder or remove the rusting from the stainless-steel ladder. Moreover, it is advised that change the corroded ladders as soon as possible because the water is not safe for the skin.
Did you see that? How easy was it to change the ladder yourself without taking the help of anyone or without calling the technicians? However, it is more complex to remove the inground pool ladders, and you might need help with using tools. Some points are required in order to keep in mind, such as rusted steel ladders have to be changed anyway, algae have to be removed from time to time to prevent excessive growth, and ladders used for above-ground pools should be washed frequently to keep them safe from any fungi and algae.