Hey guys, Im a complete noob when it comes to pools so bare with me ha ha.
I just recently bought a house late last year and it came with an awesome 26ft diameter salt water above ground pool. Has the deck built around it and everything as you can see below.
Now the the warm season is upon us, my family has really been able to injoy it. We love it, but now im starting to see some potential issues.
I have notcied like these flakes in the pool especially after a good day of swimming so I started to invesitage. I discoverd that it was due to this metal railing under the top rail thats being rusted by the salt water. Part of its paint or something is flaking off. Im sorry I have no idea what the names of these parts are. This has me concerned so I would like to get it fixed or replaced but I have no idea what these parts are called. I wish I knew the manfacturer of the pool but I cant find a name anywhere.
I decided to go to a local company that sales above ground pools. I showed him the pics below and he said its a complete loss and that its very dangerous. Said the entire pool could colapse at any moment and that I should just buy a entire new rezin aboved ground pool for $4000. I find it hard to believe that this is comething that cant easily be repaired or replaced. I think the pools is less than 3 years old. I assume whoever installed it didnt realize the salt water would be bad.
This first pic is on the outside. you will see the support beams and how the top rail attaches to it. You can also make out that metal band thats starting to show a little rust.
This second pic is taken from the outside of the pool and is a close up on the metal band.
The last pic is take as if you are in the pool and looking under the rail to see the metal band. As you can see the rust is pretty bad and the outer coating of this band is whats flaking off into the pool.
So guys what are my options here?