OK, purchased home with 27ft above ground pool. Pool was put installed in 1997. Have been using pool all last summer and upon opening it this summer, we had to clean a bunch of rust from the bottom. Noticed the rust on what I believe are the rails (please correct as necessary as I am not completely familiar with pool terminology). It is all along the rails and as bad as the pictures get all along the rails.
Are these replaceable? Is a new pool in order? The pool functions properly, as does the new pump and filter, everything works wonderfully. There is just a lot a rust everywhere and I fear it is not only corrupting the pool water but, and hopefully not, damaging the pool itself beyond repair.
The old owners weren't much of the fix it with new parts kinda people, duck tape was their friend. It seems they may have let this go a little too long.