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Thread: Intex 26' pool first year, rust starting on many T-joints

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    Intex 26' pool first year, rust starting on many T-joints

    I'm not sure what to do about this, it hasn't been 90 days since I bought the pool and I just noticed rust starting on probably 10 out of 26 T-joints. Is this normal for intex pools? What can I do about it? I mean, I am really not prepared to take my entire pool down and apart to replace it right not but I also don't want to be left with a pile of rust next year. Has anyone had this problem? What is intex customer support's solution? Any suggestions?
    26' Intex 17k gallon above ground pool. 3000 GPH intex sand filter. Taylor Tech. k-2006 Test kit.

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    Re: Intex 26' pool first year, rust starting on many T-joints

    that's not good, its under warranty so I would call them and see what they are willing to do. that's a big pool to have to drain, refill and rebalance. might be worth sanding off the rust and applying a outdoor paint/sealant
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    Re: Intex 26' pool first year, rust starting on many T-joints

    Yea, I finally got everything with the pool sorted and am at that blissful point of just adding about 2ppm of FC each night and smooth sailing and now another problem. Bleh. It makes me worry about what is happening where I can't see if the materials weren't properly finished or treated. I will see what they say about it and if it's ridiculous I will try to sand it off and seal the rest of them. I know nothing about this, what kind of sealant would I use?
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    Re: Intex 26' pool first year, rust starting on many T-joints

    My husband has used a paint for rust on automobiles that turn the rust into hardened material. Will retry to find the name of it when he gets home.
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    Re: Intex 26' pool first year, rust starting on many T-joints

    For the price, I consider I've gotten my money's worth if I get three years out of one. I leave mine up year round, and I'm starting to get a little rust this year, its second. I'll take a rattle can of Rustoleum to it at the end of this season.
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