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    Steel Wall AG Pool Rusting

    Hi All,

    I have a 12 year old, 21' round AG pool with 52" walls. Closing pool discovered that the are several (NEW) rust spots on the outside wall. Closer inspeciton shows that there are two spots where the wall has rusted thru and and there are multiple smaller spots that look to be the start of more rusting. All these spots are just below our normal water line. We found a tear in our liner that coincides with the rusting so the rusting is all being caused by the liner tear. The area we are talking about is about 4 foot (maybe more) in horizontal length by about 3 inches high (maybe more). I drained pool thinking we may have to replace it but will probably peel back liner and see what we have but I really am concerned about the walls integrity.

    Can you epoxy repair such a large area?

    Would welded repairs be okay or too costly?

    Is it safe to repair such a large area of damage or is this pool done????

    Should I put water back in just in case we can repair?

    Thanks for any help you can give.
    Pebble 63kL - Waterco S602 (Zeolite) - Hurlcon EVO P300 3 sp 1KW.
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    linen's Avatar
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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Steel Wall AG Pool Rusting

    Welcome to tfp, coozman

    Sorry about the late response to your topic

    Pictures might help give us a better idea of what you are dealing with.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Steel Wall AG Pool Rusting

    Sorry. Here a couple pics of one of the damaged areas. Put measuring tape in there to show where damage is relevant to the top of the wall
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    Pebble 63kL - Waterco S602 (Zeolite) - Hurlcon EVO P300 3 sp 1KW.
    Watermaid SWG QT150 cell - Polaris 280 Cleaner.
    Spa - spill over (no heater at the moment).

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Steel Wall AG Pool Rusting

    I would epoxy and/or pop rivet a thin sheet of steel or aluminum over the areas after it's cleaned out, and then bondo and paint over the exterior.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Re: Steel Wall AG Pool Rusting

    I like Bamas idea.
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    Re: Steel Wall AG Pool Rusting

    +1 more on bama's suggestion.
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