Hi all. We are attempting to do some repair work on our AG pool that came with our house (pre-owned). Believe it's about 10 years old. We have noticed a lot of rust and corrosion around the support legs and the wall. I have several questions pertaining to this. I have included a few photos to show the type of pool & condition.
1. This is a salt water pool. Is rust common with salt water pools? Should we consider converting it to chlorine?
2. We are planning to replace the legs and due to this will be draining the pool. We've heard that if you drain the pool, the liner should also be replaced. Is this true and why? The liner is in pretty good condition. If replacing the liner is recommended, are they specific to the pool?
3. I'm hoping to use some "anti-rust enamel" on the pool wall per the instruction manual. Anyone successfully done this and have any product recommendations?
4. Based on the limited info we received on the pool, looks like the manufacturer is Wil-bar International. I have instruction manual "95-0444 02-06" however it does not state an exact model number anywhere. Looks like Wil-bar is now Sharkline. I have tried contacting them to get parts through mypoolwarranty.com (understanding that it is not a warranty issue), however multiple attempts to contact them have failed. Anyone familiar with this manufacturer or line of pools? Looks like I can get some of the parts from aftermarket websites but not sure if they are correct as the manual doesn't even have part #s.
Sorry for such a long post. Any help would be much appreciated!