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    rust prevention for a intex metal frame pool

    whats the best rust prevention for a intex metal frame pool.?

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    Re: rust prevention for a intex metal frame pool

    This is an issue that I am dealing with right now, I have some ultra metal bars that are rusted through near where the plastic locking button is at.
    when I put up my new pool next summer. I am going to get some clear bathroom caulk and caulk the seems of the pipe and where where the locking button is at. Anything to keep the water from getting into the piping and sitting there to create rust.

    It's funny half my frame is perfect while some of the pieces are rusted through.
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    Re: rust prevention for a intex metal frame pool

    i was thinking of Rust-Oleum maybe that will work.

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    Re: rust prevention for a intex metal frame pool

    I was thinking that too.
    I looked into undercoating rustoleum

    http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=364
    intex 16x48 AGP also 18x48 intex still in box(next summer)
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    Re: rust prevention for a intex metal frame pool

    The Intex pool is not made to last forever. You could just touch up the rust spots with paint after a couple of years. My smaller Intex went two years with no rust. I think that bathroom caulk may just make a mess and capture water and make it worse. If you keep your eye out for rust you should be able to keep it in check with a small bottle of paint or even white nail polish.

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    Re: rust prevention for a intex metal frame pool

    After reading several posts and looking inside the T-Joint I'm motivated to spray all the new frame parts - especially with an SWG filter. It's very easy to pop out the plastic spring loaded pins so your just dealing with metal. I got some silver Rust-oleum Cold Galvanizing Compound spray that boasts "superior corrosion resistance." But I'm not going to lightly sand the new glosssy surface. I'm hoping this will just be another protective layer.

    Did anyone on this thread or anyone else have any more thoughts on this. I'd definitely like to hear from anyone who preemptively sprayed and found it to be beneficial.
    14'x42'' Intex Ultra Frame AGP, 4000 gal, 1600 Intex Sand Filter & Saltwater System; Rookie year in 2012 with 12' x 36" Easy Set placed on grass without leveling - learned my lesson!

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