I have just ordered an Intex Large Ultra-Frame Rectangular Pool Set like this one:
I currently own an Intex Metal Frame Pool like this one:
My current pool is rusting at the points where the top rails join with the T bar for the upright supports. It is actually rusting right through; you can see the hole on the second pic. This is particularly frustrating as I bought it less than 2 years ago (28/10/2012). This is why I am buying a new one before the old one just collapses at the joins.
At this point you might legitimately ask why I am buying another Intex pool? I have asked myself the same question and if I was back at home I definitely would not touch them again. However, I am currently living and working abroad in a very hot country, my kids want to swim and our choices for a pool are Intex and Intex. So I banged my head against the wall and ordered another (hopefully better) one.
Here comes the question. I would like to try and prevent the same thing from happening with the new pool. Obviously this is a better model and the website does describe the pool as "Rust-resistant", however it describes my other one as having "rust resistance" as well. In addition to this, I recently saw an Ultra Frame Pool Set at another house and managed to look at it briefly. I noted that this pool was also rusting at the joins on the top rail corners of the pool, though not as bad as mine. I cannot see the joins on the rest of the top rails because the are under cover of the laminated pool liner.
So my question is, is there anything I can do to try and prevent these areas from rusting? Can I silicon seal them when I erect it or put grease on them or something to try to prevent this rusting?
All help and ideas gratefully received.