I purchased a used 18' x 48" steel wall pool. When taking it down I discovered that many of the bottom plates and bottom rails were pretty rusted. I looked around and found replacement parts and ordered all new. They are galvanized metal (which I assume the original ones were too,) and I am wondering about painting them with a rust inhibitor type of paint before assembling the pool.
Any suggestions or thoughts? Basically I'm thinking it will slow down the rusting, especially if I go with a salt water system.