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    To Paint or Not-Paint Bottom Rails and Plates

    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.
    Paul

    8000 gal 18' x 48" AG steel wall pool, 1 HP Hayward Perflex DE filter, SWG, Jandy Lite 2 Heater - 175K BTU

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    Re: To Paint or Not-Paint Bottom Rails and Plates

    It couldn't hurt. Good luck and post pics!
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    Re: To Paint or Not-Paint Bottom Rails and Plates

    I painted mine on my 20 yr old pool, also the uprights and top rails. May have been overkill but easy to do and looks good
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    Re: To Paint or Not-Paint Bottom Rails and Plates

    Thanks. I will add that to my "To Do" list then!!
    Paul

    8000 gal 18' x 48" AG steel wall pool, 1 HP Hayward Perflex DE filter, SWG, Jandy Lite 2 Heater - 175K BTU

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