For Flat Bottom Pools
Follow these step-by-step instructions to assemble your new Ocean Blue Pool Step. Each step comes with an image to accompany these do-it-yourself instructions.
Step 1: Using a funnel, pour 25 lbs. of dry play sand into each side panel of the Ocean Blue Pool Step. Shake the panel to settle sand to the bottom. Cap the fill holes using two white push plugs from the hardware bag.
Step 2: Lay one of the side panels down on a clean flat surface. Starting with the bottom riser, place the two tabs located on the end of the riser into the two slots located in the side panel and push down until seated. The air vent holes located on top edge of riser must face upwards.
Step 3: Position a pool step tread over the riser and into the slots on the side panel. With a rubber mallet, tap the tread down until it is locked into place. It will require several hard hits with a rubber mallet.
Step 4: Place the next riser into the slots on the side panel just above the tread and push down until seated. Air vents must be facing up.
Step 5: Place a locating tread into the slots and over the riser. With a rubber mallet, tap the tread down until it is locked into place.
Step 6: Install one more locating tread, one more step tread and two risers.
Step 7: Place the second panel over the risers and pool step treads, making sure to align all the tabs on the side panel. Using a rubber mallet, tap down on the side panel until all of the treads are locked into place. It will require several hard hits with a rubber mallet.
Step 8: Position a pool step foot pad over the round extension located on the bottom of the side panel. It will require several hard hits with a rubber mallet to force the foot pad over the extension. Repeat to install the three remaining foot pads. Stand the step upright.
Step 9: Using a 1/4” drill bit, drill two holes in each of the long posts and two holes in each of the short posts at the marks. To insure a straight hole, do not drill all the way through. Drill one side at the mark, then rotate to drill the opposite side at the mark.
Note: Only use a cordless drill for assembly and installation. NEVER use a corded electric drill in or around a swimming pool.
Step 10: Align the two holes in the short post with the two holes in the upper post location on the side panel. Push the two-2-1/2” bolts through the holes from the inside of the step to the outside. Thread on two of the ¼” x 20 hex nuts and tighten with a 7/16” wrench. Cap the ends of the screws using plastic acorn nuts.
Step 11: Repeat Step 10 to install the second short post on the opposite side panel.
Step 12: Using the same procedure as in Step 10, attach both long posts to the lower post locations on both side panels.
Step 13: If the Ocean Blue Pool Step is going to be attached to a pool deck, slide the two deck connectors over the two short posts before placing pool step handrails on the posts.
Step 14: Place handrails over posts and tap down into place. Attach the handrail to each post using a #10 x 1-1/4” self-tapping screw.
Enjoy your new pool step!
Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 @ 12:32 pm
Categories: How Tos, Pool Equipment.
Tags: Ocean Blue Pool Step Assembly, Pool Step Assembly Instructions.
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