Is it safe to swim with rusty rails?


Aug 10, 2016
I have a 16" intex ultra frame with rusty rails. Most have minimal rust, but we finally filled the pool and now we can see a t-connector showing through a busted (from rust) top rail. The second worst rail is pictured on the right and seems to have more integrity then the worst, pictured in the left two photos. Needless to say I have three very pool hungry and unhappy children. I don't want to put them in danger of course. Any suggestions? Should I empty the pool and get new rails? Swim anyway? Thanks in advance.



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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
Don't take a chance.........that is ready to go and if your kids are in it when it goes it will not turn out good. I also worry about the kids getting cut by one of the rusty pieces of not worth it :(