Above Ground Pool Top Rails

by Charlie
(Indianapolis, IN)

Where can I buy top rails for an above ground swimming pool? We purchased a home with an existing pool that is now in need of a new liner. Because several of the "Top Rails" (That's what I think the correct term is) are rusted through, they must be replaced also.

The pool manufacturer is out of business, so I'm hoping to buy something close to what I need, and then modifying them to fit. I removed one of the existing rails to get an idea of what is there. The only thing I can see that "must" be matched is the hole spacing to match existing holes in the frame itself.

I need to find one or more manufacturer's who will give me literature on their product, such as hole spacing, finished lengths, miter angles, etc. so I can make an informed decision on what product is easiest to modify. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Charlie Mac

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Top Rails For Above Ground Pool

by Pam
(South Bend Indiana)

Can you tell me where I can go on the internet to find top rails for our pool and hopefully the price will be better than a local dealer?

Hi Pam.

These stores were recommended by one of the visitors to this site. One of them might have what you need. Patiostore.com and Sardec.com.

Above ground pool parts can be ordered from the site linked to on this page Asahi Above Ground Pools. These would be somewhat generic in nature, unless of course you own an Asahi above ground pool.

Top rails are, however, fairly universal and can be adapted to many different brands of pool. Your best bet of course would be to order directly from the manufacturer of your pool. Then we are back to locating a store near you that sells the brand you own.

And if you have already found such a store, one that can order exactly what you need, but just don't like the price, my advise would be to pay the money and get the right parts.

Parts For Above Ground Pools

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Wide Above Ground Pool Top Rail

by John R Wheaton
(Gilbertsville PA USA)

I want to make the top rail on my above ground pool extra wide for easy cleaning and vacuuming. Is there any way I can do this?

Hi John.

The only way I know of to accomplish what you want is to install a deck that extends over the pool top rails.

Above ground pools with large top rails also have large top caps to support these rails. Just changing the top rail will leave a large portion of the rail unsupported and unstable, not something you would want to walk on.

The norm for pool top rails is either 6" or 8" so finding larger ones that might possibly fit your pool would probably be next to impossible.

The deck on this page Above Ground Pool Resin Deck shows an example of a deck built out over the top rails of an above ground pool. Although this is a prefab resin deck the idea is the same for a wood deck.

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Pool Railings

by Tammy
(Michigan)

I have an above ground pool. We are in the process of opening it up and we noticed the top railing is coming apart in some places. So we took the caps off and noticed the railings have broken where the screws go. We tried to put the railing back on, but it wont fit. Its about 1&1/2 inches away from the holes on the post bracket. It is like it's too short now.

Do they shrink after years? What can I do?

Hi Tammy

It sounds like you are talking about resin top rails. And it would also sound like you may be talking about an oval pool.

Oval pools tend to have pressure at the corners that resin rails won't hold up against. We never had a problem with steel rails, but the resin rails pull out too easy at the screw holes.

I never had a problem with round pools. If that is what you are dealing with you may have issues with the pool out of round or out of level. The pressure should be evenly distributed on a properly installed pool.

Whether it's round or oval to fix it will require taking some water out of the pool. Take just enough water out of the pool so that you can push the rails into place.

Now you can either replace the rails with new ones or you can reinforce the old ones. An easy way of doing that is by adding more screws. Instead of the two screws that hold it in place try six. Self tapping screws work good for this. Add some more screws and you have a good chance of the rail staying in place when you fill the pool back up.

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Top Rails Needed

by Amy M.
(Four Oaks, NC)

Older Pool Top Rails

Older Pool Top Rails

I have an 18 x 33 oval above ground pool that I inherited. Manufacturer is unknown. My top rails are rusting bad and I desperately need several new ones. The longest rail is 56 or 57" long by 6" wide and the short ones are about 35" x 6". I am attaching pictures in hopes that someone can tell me something comparable that will work with my pool. Thanks!

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Replacement Top Rails

by Stephanie
(Illinois)

Rails and Cap

Rails and Cap

I am looking for replacement top rails and top caps for my 24ft round pool. I believe the pool was purchased in 1998. I don't know the brand of the pool. I can send pictures if this will help.

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Mystery Pool Manufacturer

by Rebecca
(Mastic Beach, NY)

Hello - my husband and I purchased our home 5 years ago and it came with a semi-inground pool. The top rails ledges are terribly rusted with holes in them, rust is getting into the pool and its unsafe for the kids if they touch them. We have no idea who makes this pool the previous owners did not leave that info for us nor are we able to get in touch with them. We are trying to track down replacement ledges but are having alot of trouble, we gave up last year. Anyone know what size and/or brand of ledges we can get to replace them - my fear is that we wont be able to replace.

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Top Rails for Flipper Pool

by Donna
(Kemptville, Ontario, Canada)

Flipper Pool Rails

Flipper Pool Rails

I was looking for the top rail covers for my 21 foot Flipper pool. It is 18 years old. I have enclosed some pictures in hopes that this will help you. In my research I have discovered that the Flipper Company is no longer in business. I will keep my fingers crossed that you are able to help me out. Many thanks in advance.

Donna Code

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Sep 09, 2019
FOUND THEM!!!!
by: Donna

I just wanted to let anyone know who may have been searching for the same top rail covers that I was looking for that I found them! Perseverance paid off! I was so happy when I was able to purchase the EXACT cover (complete with the flipper name on them) from Mahon Pools and Spas in Perth, Ontario (phone 613-264-9948) - the same company that installed our pool almost 20 years ago! They were unable to supply them a while back when I had inquired, but have since been able to locate a new source! I don't know if this will be very helpful to the people from the USA, but if anyone from Canada is looking - it is worth a shot! They would probably even ship to you, if needed!

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Montgomery Wards above ground 32 ft oval 1994

by Dave B
(San Diego)

Wards Pool

Wards Pool

Not unlike others posting I need replacement steel top rails and rubber cover connector covers that cover the screw down areas.

I can live with close if available as can always re-drill holes.

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