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    Unhappy My Pool is slowly rusting away

    Please help anyone, my above ground pool is slowly rusting away.. Everytime I get in I look and more rust has acumulated..I know it's from the salt water, I rinse after using it, I even tried spraying rust oleums Never wet, didn't help....Any suggestions before my pool falls down! It's only been up for 5 month.
    I have a Coleman 16X48 above ground pool with a saltwater system and a Krystal clear 16in (410 mm) intex sand filter pump.

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    Re: My Pool is slowly rusting away

    I have a Coleman 16X48 above ground pool with a saltwater system and a Krystal clear 16in (410 mm) intex sand filter pump.

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    Re: My Pool is slowly rusting away

    That's certainly unfortunate. The only way to try to stop or slow it is to grind away all the rust, then paint with a few coats of paint suited for painting bare metal. I would take the pool down completely then grind and/or sandblast to clean metal and repaint.
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    Re: My Pool is slowly rusting away

    Maybe not worth it to try and save. I don't mean to sound snobby but that must be a pretty clunky metal and finish to start rusting so early.

    I also am not so sure much of that can be contributed to salt. It looks like the finish is just breaking down.
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    Re: My Pool is slowly rusting away

    Moving this to a PM
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    Re: My Pool is slowly rusting away

    Sand bad areas and use Spray Galv on it.
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    Re: My Pool is slowly rusting away

    I really don't want to take the pool down If I don't have to, I will try your suggestion.

    Thankyou
    I have a Coleman 16X48 above ground pool with a saltwater system and a Krystal clear 16in (410 mm) intex sand filter pump.

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    Re: My Pool is slowly rusting away

    Scrape off the loose paint and apply the POR15 or similar system. Sadly, I think this would happen regardless of the salt system.

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