When was the last time you looked at your pool handrail? If it’s been a while, then now might be a time to take a look. The condition of your pool railing can determine whether you should remove it or not. If your pool’s railing needs to be replaced, this article will help you remove your old railing.
A pool handrail is a structure used to give assistance and stability to people getting in and out of the swimming pool. A pool handrail is usually made of metal and comes in different heights.
The depth of the swimming pool determines the height of the rail. A new pool handrail may be needed if there are any changes in the depth of your pool or any other factors that might affect its height, such as rainwater.
Most handrails can be removed without too much trouble. If you are planning on replacing or removing your pool handrail, you should know how it’s been attached to the wall. It’s usually bolted on the border of the pool handrail.
Before removing the pool handrail, it’s a good idea to remove the bolt under the escutcheon plate. We recommend using an Allen wrench or screwdriver, depending on the type of socket used for the rail.
Once you have removed the bolts, take out the handrails carefully. If any part breaks, use your tape to measure and determine which ones are still usable and store them properly for later.
After removing the handrails, you must examine all parts for any cracks, rust, breakage, or damage to ensure there are no problems when you put them back together.
How Long Do Pool Handrails Last?
Pool handrails are essential to make sure people can swim without any fear. They must be installed at the side of the pool, which is why some people wonder how long they last. It’s not easy to answer this question, but most experts agree that they should be replaced every ten years for safety reasons.
But if they are well maintained, they can last longer than that. This will depend on how often they are used, the type of material it’s made of, or if it has gone through other harmful conditions.
For some pools, the handrails are replaced every couple of years, while others have them replaced every decade or so. The maintenance team will work with their client regularly to determine the best time for a replacement.
The primary function of handrails is to prevent injuries and accidents. They help protect people from accidental slips, preventing severe accidents, such as a fall. Having a good set of handrails can help save from these types of accidents to children, and adults.
The use of pool handrails has exploded in recent years. Most people get them installed so they can get in and out of the pool without struggle or injury. However, they don’t always work as expected and can cause problems for people using them.
Replacing the pool railings is the best and most permanent solution to improve and modernize your pool. So if you are still using a handrail that you don’t trust, then it is time to replace them with new ones that would be better, durable, and easy to install.
Always take precautions while working on pool equipment and having a helping hand is always better.