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    Default Best replacement ladder for Intex-type pools?

    Hi, I'm going on my 4th year of enjoying our 24x48 intex easy set. A very high fun to investment ratio!

    The tube of the ladder must have filled up with water over the winter and frozen, splitting the tube.

    It is too skinny for us adults. Not buying an OEM ladder.

    Has anyone a suggestion for a good replacement?

    Thanks,

    Brent from Lehigh valley, PA

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    Default Re: First post, first question. Easy set replacement ladder.

    I did some checking online, and this ladder seems to be the one people are most happy with:

    Confer Plastics A-Frame 7200
    But . . .

    + Read through the reviews on Amazon FIRST. You need to have some basic DIY skills to put it together.

    + If the ground where the feet rest is not leveled . . . the ladder will wobble.

    + Apparently, all available A-frame ladders (for soft-side pools) are somewhat flexible. If ladders make you nervous, you may not be happy with ANY available ladder.

    + Read the manual and watch the video BEFORE you buy.
    + Note that the cheaper #7000 and #7100 have many poor reviews.

    + Also, note that the ladder is intended to be attached to your pool frame. If you ACTUALLY have a Easy-Set (balloon) pool, instead of a frame pool, then you can disregard the info below. Your ladder will just have to be a bit wobbly.

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    But . . . if you have a tubular FRAME pool, you can still brace the ladder. It cannot be done directly on Intex type pools. But, if you are a bit handy, you can put these Ideal-Tridon hose clamps on diagonally to do the job.

    NOTE: Most so-called 'stainless' hose clamps sold these days are Chinese junk with low-strength stainless and a zinc plated -- NOT stainless -- screw. Do NOT use those; they will fail unexpectedly. Also, the link goes to a group of clamps. MEASURE the size, with a piece of string or something before you buy. Since you have to buy a pack of 10, using (2) clamps on each side, tightened lightly, would be better than 1 clamp tightened hard!

    Finally, hose clamps can CUT if someone slips and grabs against them. So cover them with something like white Gorilla duct tape. Again, off-brand stuff is NOT as good. In my experience, even the competing 3M tape is not as good!

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    Default Re: First post, first question. Easy set replacement ladder.

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    Default Re: Best replacement ladder for Intex-type pools?

    Thank You!

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