First time pool owner...
I have been reading a lot of helpful posts here on TFP - great job and very informative! I will be using the Intex recommended and supplied SWG setup for a recently purchased Intex 16x48 Utra. I have noticed some concern and some examples of the poles rusting on the Intex Utra pools. I realize a good end-of-season maintenance on the poles will be required (cleaning any rust spots and re-painting). I also read about the use of a silcone sealant to help prevent water from getting inside the hollow poles... interesting idea... I don't believe that should be too hard to take apart for winter storage?!?
Anyhow, to my original question. Would it be recommended to paint the poles on this NEW pool prior to the initial use? I know it comes with a powder coated, rust-resistant finish. Just curious if it's a good idea or just a waste of time?
Thanks for your help and answers!