Serving Central Texas
27 Jan 2017

Installing an Elite Pool Ladder

If you were to install the P-421-LP3 pool ladder at 6-1/2″ from the pool wall face instead of 7-1/2″, the gap between the horizontal side rails and the pool wall would increase to 7″ as opposed to the 6″ shown in the diagram below. Although an extension to the bottom bend might enable proper resting of the bumpers against the pool wall, the increased space between the pool ladder and the wall (7″ instead of 6″) would be large enough for a child’s head to enter – and possibly get trapped. An arrangement such as this would not pass code for good reason. We have no extensions that we could provide, but even if we could, we would not do so for safety reasons. I strongly recommend you install the ladder as was intended by the manufacturer even if this might require moving and straightening your anchor sockets. A possible alternative to this would be to use SB-3 surface-mount bases that could be installed over the current anchor sockets (See: http://www.innovativepoolproducts.com/pool-ladder-surface-mount-base.html ). The added aggravation at this stage of the game will be well worth the peace of mind that it will give you afterwards.
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27 Jan 2017

Buy a Pool Lift and Become ADA Compliant

We carry all of S.R. Smith and Aqua Creek ADA Compliant Pool Lifts. The deadline to comply with the new regulations by the United States Justice Department is January 31, 2013. With tax credits available to essentially offset the cost, complying makes sense for your pool or business. A tax credit of up to $ 5,000 is available. Give us a call so we can help you understand your options. 

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27 Jan 2017

Swimming Pool Rails, Ladders, and Handrails

Innovative Pool Products sells Saftron pool ladders, pool rails, and handrails for the best price. In fact, we guarantee it. If you find a better delivered price anywhere, we will beat it by 5%. The summer season is quickly approaching and summer fun is just around the corner. Whether you want to upgrade your existing pool ladder with our refurbishment kit or buy a brand new inground pool ladder, Innovative Pool Products will not be beat. On top of our great prices we also provide excellent customer service. We look forward to a fun and safe pool season!

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27 Jan 2017

Saftron 3 Step In Ground Pool Ladder

Saftron Pool Ladders are made of 1/4" thick hard-shell composites that are not affected by pool chemicals (chlorine, acid & salt) and reinforced internally by Schedule 40 Galvanized Steel that adds strength and rigidity. The hard-shell nonconductive composite ladder material meets applicable USA codes in all states without need for bonding (grounding), thus making it the pool ladder of choice for retrofit installations because the pool deck will not have to be dug-up to install grounding cables.

Product Features:

  • Ladder color is an integral part of the material and not an after-coat. (Unlike powder-coated steel rails, the finish will never chip or flake).
  • Non-metallic composite material does not get hot in the sun.
  • Immune to the corrosive effects of Salt Water Chlorinator Systems.
  • Non-conductive ladder material conforms toNFPA and building codes without having to ground (bond) the rail.
  • Maintenance-Free Material and Finish.
  • Made in *U*S*A*
  • 5 Year Non Pro-Rated Manufacturer Warranty.

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27 Jan 2017

Are Pool Rails Removable?

Question from a Customer: 
 
Hi, I have ordered the above referenced rail and looking forward very much to receiving it. I do have these questions. 1. Since this rail is removable should I do so in the winter up here in Michigan? 2. If so, should I grease the mounting base so that I will be able to do so? Thank you, Linda
 
Our Answer:
 
The P-326 rail is removable only if you install it using either Anchor Sockets or Surface Mount Bases
 
The reason for using removable rails is usually so they can be taken out in winter if this is needed to enable covering the pool.  The cold won’t hurt them.  They don’t have to be removed unless you want to.  If you are going to remove them, however, do not use grease or other lubricants.  As these rails are non-metallic, they are not susceptible to galvanic corrosion which leads to seizing but if you lubricate them, the wedge on the anchor socket may not grip properly and cause the rails to slip or swivel.
 
Regardless of the installation method you choose, I recommend you read the relevant installation instructions here: http://www.innovativepoolproducts.com/installation_instructions.html
 
I hope this was helpful.
 
Best Regards,
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