Hello Everyone. First time posting, so I hope I selected the correct forum.
I am having my liner replaced. When the old liner was removed, rust around the skimmer was revealed. I am horrified and worried. I attached a photo which shows the rust and a section that has been eroded.
Has anyone also made this discovery in their own pool? What solutions worked best for you?
Here are the options I think I have:
1. Use cold-clad paint to help reduce the spread of the rust. After properly preparing the surface of course.
2. Have the pool installers purchase and install a new wall over the existing wall (called a skin) and put foam padding over that to protect the liner. Not cheap
3. Have the pool installers purchase and install aluminum flashing over the existing wall and put foam padding over that to protect the liner.
4. Replace the entire section of wall. This is not really an option because it is extremely expensive (need to jack hammer the concrete, etc.)
I appreciate input or ideas. Thank you -Rachel