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    Rust starting on intex ultra

    I noticed today while I was installing my skimmer that a small amount of rust was starting to form on some of my T joints. I also noticed some forming on my ladder. Could someone lead me in the best plan of action. I read on some threads about lighty sanding then spraying some por15. Hoping I could beat this so I could at least have this pool for 2-3 years.
    24x54 Saltwater 8000 (thepoolfactory), Hayward 23" Sand Filter, 1.5Hp 1-Speed Power-Flo Matrix Pump, AQ-TROL SWG, AquaBot Pura 4X

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    Re: Rust starting on intex ultra

    precisely why i'm not using the SWG any longer. rust completely destroyed my intex ultra frame inside of 3 years and i'm convinced the salt did it. i'm now using the BBB method to care for my new 18x52 ultra frame and it is working great! no more salt for me!
    18x52'' intex AGP, 6981 gal, 2650 intex sand filter,
    thru wall skimmer, SWG, 52'' 20G overlap liner, intex pool light

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    Re: Rust starting on intex ultra

    It makes me wonder why intex would even sell/market their intex swg if that is the culprit. I have read that some pools that do not even use the swg have rusted as well.
    24x54 Saltwater 8000 (thepoolfactory), Hayward 23" Sand Filter, 1.5Hp 1-Speed Power-Flo Matrix Pump, AQ-TROL SWG, AquaBot Pura 4X

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    Re: Rust starting on intex ultra

    Salt water + metal. What could go wrong ?!

    Kidding aside, that is why I decided against a salt water generator for my Ultra Frame. It's not that big of a deal to pour a little bleach in every day or so.
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
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    Re: Rust starting on intex ultra

    Salt may or may not be contributing. Water + metal = rust. Intex pools are inexpensive, to say the least and I don't think they put a lot of rust inhibitors on these pools. Also, the salt concentration in a salt water pool is pretty low. Take care of the rust spots the same as you would on anything else. Sand it, paint it, repeat as necessary.

    John
    Intex 22 x 52 Ultra frame, 10,400 gals
    Intex 2600 gl/hr sand filter

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    Re: Rust starting on intex ultra

    I just pulled my down a few weeks ago and had major rust (luckily not through it just surface) so we sanded all the T Joints and painted them with Rustoleum Primer before putting it back together yesterday...

    If I can get another year or 2 out of it I will be happy then I can Upgrade lol


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