My pool has been running for about a month now; everything's fine and I'm enjoying it. When I bought the house, I'd planned to remove the pool (it was really an eyesore, but it looks nice now that I've cleaned it up and pulled some trees out that were practically growing in it). Instead, I decided to try it since it was going to be a lot of work to remove (since it's 5' in the ground) and now I like it.
The pool is 16 x 32 and is in fairly good shape; however, it was installed in 1982, so it's 26 years old. It's got steel walls and the original liner, which is in very good shape. There are a couple of places along the liner walls where I can see roughness behind the liner. I'm assuming that the steel walls in those spots is rusting, pitting and puffing up. It looks like there may be some sharp edges back there that may someday put holes in the liner. Since I just bought the house, I have no idea how long this condition has existed, so I can't guage its progress. The pool guys said that when the liner goes someday, they can just install a new one for me. I assume that it will be a little more complicated than that.
The pool has a deck and fence built in. When the time comes, could I just buy some replacement panels for the ones that have rusted? Is there some sort of inner liner to coat the inside of the pool walls to protect the liner? Since the pool is partly in-ground, the steel walls are partly buried in the dirt. Is that OK, or should I do something different? I haven't had the installer out for a price or info yet -- any questions I should ask? Any special liner I should buy? Thanks.
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