(I posted this in a local facebook group as well, so this is a cross-post and forgive me if it seems somewhat impersonable toward this forum, since I'm speaking in pretty general terms)
We moved to Florida and owned this property since 2009. We had same issue, and eventually had contractors remove rust from our enclosure posts and have those painted (claiming paint job will make things more "rustproof"). But after renting our property out for 2 years and coming back, we still have this issue (this photo is a recent one). We have a pool next to those posts.
Is it possible to have this issue completely addressed somehow? Did we have a bad paint job? I'm hoping there's a way to address this completely, without worrying about our posts rusting up. My understanding is if this issue goes unaddressed, it'll eat out bottom of our enclosure posts completely, compounding our issues (possibly leaving us with an enclosure that has no supporting load due to rusted out post bottoms).
I'll address this soon obviously (having rust removed before issue worsens), but is this something we have to address on a somewhat annual basis in Florida, or is it possible to head this off for several years at least? Looking for suggestions/recommendations. Thanks in advance!