Foundation coating on AG pool prior to install & for backfill?


May 25, 2020
I have a used pool uprights and metal wall laid out in my shop (nearly 80' long!). I'm addressing a couple of rust spots then coating with a quality DTM paint. While I have everything laid out, is it worthwhile to coat the bottom inch or two (inside & outside) with foundation coating prior to installing? Also, I have to backfill about 1/3 of the pool roughly 6" high so I could use additional tar to coat the outside of the pool wall, following grade?


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Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Folks have tried all types of coatings to keep their pool from rusting. Give it your best shot. If you come up with a good process that lasts let us know.

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