I just removed a security fence around my in-ground swimming pool. It has a
concrete and brick deck with two problems now:
(1). studs in metal inserts used to secure the square steel fence posts for
the gates now protrude (four in each leg) -- I tried double nutting them and
backing them out, but they snap off or strip the nuts. The studs are
threaded into what looks like steel inserts, and I guess they are rusted
(2) series of 1 inch round holes where removable fence poles were inserted
now surround much of the pool.
For the studs, I think I may try cutting them off with a cut of saw, try
driving them into the concrete deeper and then patch with something. The
problem here is the pool decking is quite nice, is part of my patio and is
just a few steps from the livingroom, so I do not want it to look shabby
when I am done.
For the 1 inch round holes, I think I can find plastic caps to cover the
holes, but would like a permanent solution if there is a good one (again,
they ring the perimeter of the pool and whatever I do will be quite
I would appreciate your suggestions and experience in similar situations.
Thank you very much.