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    Intex rusted horizontal beam

    Any suggestions on a quick fix until I can get replacements from intex or make my own from metal conduit (replacement will involve drainage of pool). I was going to tape them with gorilla tape or screw a support metal plate into existing beam and t section.

    When pool is full, do these horizontal beams provide much support. It one broke, would pool collapse?

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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    Is only one spot rusted through?
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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    I had one rust through like that once. No, it won't collapse immediately. But you need to support it somehow. I wrapped it with duct tape. You could also wrap a sturdy piece of thin metal or something in there with it to serve as a splint.

    But get the replacement ordered. Don't rely on this long term.
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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    Three ends are bad on a 15 foot Intex metal frame pool. This winter I grinded the rust off lightly and repainted with rust white paint. I think taking the rust off weakend them significantly.
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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    Does anyone know what the thickness of the standard intex pipe is. I'm thinking of picking up some 15/8 fence rail, drilling two holes, and painting with white rust paint...
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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    for a quick fix I would go to auto parts store and choose the smallest diameter muffler clamp and install,and wrap with gorilla tape
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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    Ok, you have another thread where your 8 year old liner is failing. This thread shows that your 8 year old frame if failing.

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But it this pool is going to keep failing here, and failing there. Dont buy a new liner and new frame parts... Buy a new pool!

    Look at it as a chance to upgrade! I bought my 18x48 ultraframe for under $450. You already have all the extra accessories that make these pools end up costing a lot more than the initial price like upgraded filter and such...
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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    Made new horizontal beams today. Better than intex. Use fence rail as it is painted and cheap.

    Patched my little leak. I am hesitant to buy another as my liner is all cut perfectly for additions.

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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    I am inclined to agree with Scuba_Steve, BUT... I love your fix and I am pleased to know these things can last 8 years! LOL

    I was thinking probably 3 hoping for 5. Looks like I should be able to pull off the 5 jsut fine. my problem won't be rust, it will be sun rot on the vinyl on the top edge. I need to find a cheap but decent looking fix for that. that also repels bees. now that would be PERFECT!
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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    My space is very limited so I cant get a bigger one, and other than the rusted horizontals it is pretty good. The seam itself wasn't leaking in the end. When I emptied pool to fix beams, I found a leak in the centre of the floor - patched both sides and good as gold... Anyhow, for others, the fencing rails are a good fix while waiting for replacements from Intex. For me, I'll leave it like this.. the green standard fencing rail actually looks pretty good.
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    Re: Intex rusted horizontal beam

    I have a 7 or 8 yr old ultra frame 16x48 and need to repair or replace the beams at least 7 of them. The best part is they are discontinued. Whats the best repair or replacement idea????

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