Installing the Ocean Blue Pool Step into the Swimming Pool

Now that you have followed the assembly instructions for the Ocean Blue Pool Step, you are ready to install it into the swimming pool. Your pool step weighs 100 or more pounds with the required sand in the side panels. It will require two or three people to lift the pool step over the pool side wall.

Step 1: Remove the two white caps from the side panel fill holes. Carefully lift the pool step over the pool wall, being careful not to damage the pool liner or pool frame.

Step 2: The Ocean Blue Pool Step will float until the air is out of pool step components. To remove the air, tilt the step to the left until the fill hole in the side panel is under water. Keep tilted until all air bubbles stop, then cap the fill hole. Next, tilt the pool step to the right until all air bubbles stop, then cap the fill hole. At this time, the pool step should be sitting firmly on the bottom of the pool. If not, air is still trapped in components and the pool step will have to be tilted again.

Step 3: If the pool step is being used with a pool deck, rotate the two deck connectors to sit on the pool deck and attach, using two – #10 x 1-1/4”self-tapping screws in each connector.

Step 4: Attach the deck connectors to the handrail posts using two – #10 x 1-1/4” self-tapping screws.

Step 5: Apply the two safety labels on the upper handrail posts so they are visible when entering the swimming pool.

Winterizing Your Pool Step: Remove the two white caps from the side panels. Disconnect the pool step from the pool deck or outside safety ladder and lift it out of the pool water. Once out of the water, tip the pool step on its side to drain water. Tip the pool step on its other side to finish draining. Important: Sand remains in step — do not remove sand.

Enjoy your new Ocean Blue pool steps!

Posted: Thursday, August 16th, 2012 @ 12:34 pm
Categories: How Tos, Pool Equipment.
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