I got this pool free back in 2006 from a family that was moving and the new people didn't want the pool in the backyard. I've had it up since then and just recently realized how crunchy it felt underneath the liner on the sides of the pool. I went under the deck to investigate and say some rust. I've already found a replacement pool that's about 3 years old so I started tearing down mine. I had no idea the rust had spread to this extent.
I find it very interesting that on one side of the seam, there's heavy rust, on the other side, not so much.
I would have figured the rust would have been evenly distributed, but it's definitely heavier towards one end of the wall.
You can actually see a hole in this part of the wall
I do have one question. When I was removing the liner from the "new" used pool, it stuck to the sides in some places and looks like it might have pulled some of the coating off. I was thinking of spraying those spots down with rustoleum before I put up a new liner. Is that a good idea or will that react with the liner?