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Thread: Rust starting on intex ultra

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    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Marine City, Michigan

    Rust starting on intex ultra

    I am planning to buy another Intex pool for 2014. We previously had two inflatable ring pools, used chlorine. Now considering the Ultra Frame pool. Interested in SWG, but concerned about rust. We live in Michigan, very familiar with *salt* and *metal*. Would painting all the metal frame parts with a couple coats of Rustoleum and/or sealer BEFORE setting up the pool help at all?
    Plan to buy New for 2014
    Intex AG Ultra (metal) frame, 18 ft x 52 in, 7,000 gal
    Sand filter, Intex 56673EG 1600 gph, 1/2 HP

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    Join Date
    May 2013
    Janesville WI

    Re: Rust starting on intex ultra

    first year with Intex + SWG and haven't noticed any rust yet, but I will let you know when I do tear down if I see anything of concern. I suppose the more you slide the frame together/disassembly the more prone to removing paint which could equal rust but I haven't seen anything yet.
    Intex 18x48/2650 Sand/56601E SWG

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    Re: Rust starting on intex ultra

    I dont think thats a bad idea. Ive had mine for a couple months and starting to see signs of rust. Mostly on the ladder.
    But I be very happy if we get two years out of
    We hard on thi gs and live with the brutal florida sun
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' x 52"
    Intex 3000 gph Sand Filter Pump, Intex Salt Water System SWG
    Hayward Thru Wall Skimmer and stock return line
    Two Hayward I lets

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    Re: Rust starting on intex ultra

    I am on my 2nd year with an ultra frame, started seeing some light surface rust on the welds on the T's, this year i got the dremmel out and wire brushed it and sprayed with rustoleum, it's still holding up. I also left mine up last winter, not sure if that makes a big difference. If i had to do it all again, i would spray all the pieces that fit inside each other before putting it up
    Currently a big sand box with no pool, 18"x54 on order
    Hayward EC40 filter with Hayward 1HP pump, Wanda the Whale

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