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    Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    First wanted to thank everyone on this awesome site! I was on here last Year lurking when I had an intex pool.

    I just bought a 24' pool on Craigslist but just realized it doesn't have bottom rails. I asked the guy if it came with them and he said he wasn't sure. He apparently bought from someone else last Year. He said he put up for the summer and then took down. I dont know the brand name right now. I think i got screwed.

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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Every agp I've seen has bottom rails except soft sided pools.





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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    Are there some curved 1"X1"C-channel pieces about 4-5 ft long included with the pool?
    Post a pic of the pool wall,maybe someone can identify the brand possibly even the model.
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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    Heres the two pictures that I have at this point. I can get more tomorrow after work.




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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    Oh, and no curved pieces. Just the wall, and the posts from what I could tell. Ill look at it tomorrow when I get home.

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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    If you can find out who makes the pool you can prop get some bottom rails.


    Jeff
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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    It is hard to tell form the picture, but you might be missing at least the base tracks, and top tracks. Most agps have those plus base plates, uprights, and top rails.
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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    Well looks like its a Hayward pool. The skimmer it came with is from Hayward anyway. Some of the part numbers are 7774 and 7776. Ill call around to see what I can find out.

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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    I don't think Hayward makes (or made) pools...but they do make a lot of skimmers including aftermarket ones...that is probably what you are seeing.
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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    Thanks linen, Ill do some more digging. Is there a website to research part numbers?

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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    Maybe it could be a Wilbar pool. Do you have any idea how old it is ? Wilbar manufactures alot of pools. You could contact them and tell them what your problem is. They might be able to help you out.


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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    Well I contacted the guy and he is going to take it back. He changed his story from he had it up 3 months last year to the person he bought it from had it for 3 months but didnt see it up.

    Lesson learned, if buying from Craigslist I will make sure I take it down.

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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    Probably a good idea, it would have been hard and expensive to get parts.
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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    I'm glad he took it back! I see a lot of pools already disassembled and being sold on CL and I'd stear clear of them if I were buying an above ground pool. The best thing is going out and tearing down yourself. That way, you know that it's there and can see what you're buying!

    Keep searching! You'll find a great pool! The ads on CL for pools is astonishing! New ones in our area are being listed every single day clean up until the end of August! You still have time and you may even snag the deal of a summer with a free one if you're lucky! It can and has happened to some members here!
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    Yep, tearing it down is really helpful in addition to knowing if all the parts are there, even if its a bit of work. I am one of the lucky ones that got my pool free off CL, the owner just "wanted it out of the yard". It has worked great for us now going on our third (or maybe it's fourth now) summer with it.
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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    I did the same as Linen, got a "free if you take down". Took a couple of months searching on Searchtempest to find one that fit my schedule, and a full day of labor. Both Linen and I have threads about our experience, his was one of the things that gave me confidence that I could do it.
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    Re: Do all above ground pools have bottom rails?

    It seems in maine alot of people think their used pools are worth their weight in gold... if you shop around a new pool with all the accessories can be had online for around 2800$ if your willing to shop and buy from a few places...
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