Replace the Bottom Rail

by Sheena

When should I replace the bottom rail? I have a piece that is rusted through. I was told to wait until the liner needs to be replaced or until it gets worse.



Hi Sheena. I think that is pretty good advice. If the wall is in good shape you should not have a problem. Many times when the bottom rail on an above ground pool is rusted the wall is to. Check it closely and make sure it is sound. If the wall is rusted through I would drain the pool and make repairs.

There is a lot of pressure against the wall at the bottom of the pool. Almost every time a pool explodes it is from a rusty side wall down near the bottom. If you can see the liner through the wall the pool is not safe. If the sidewall is rusty and flakes apart if you pick at it drain the pool immediately.

Rust can be a serious problem and it can be a dangerous situation if it bursts while it is full of kids. I am not at all concerned about a rusty bottom rail, but I am about a rusty wall.

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May 07, 2013
bottom rails
by: Kim

I have a 24' vogue above ground pool. I have 3/4 by 3/4 rails to hold the pool wall in place. We took the pool down, because we lost the liner. We have about 9 rails that have rust and want to replace them, but can't seem to find a place to buy them. The pool wall are in excellent shape....where in the world can we purchase these. Thanks

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Replacement Bottom Rail

I have an 18' round Atlantic pool and I need to find a replacement bottom rail for it. Any idea where I can find it?



Hi. There are several ways to find a replacement bottom rail for an above ground pool. The first method is to call all the local pool stores in your area and see it they sell above ground pools. Stores that sell pools may have replacement parts on hand, in which case you can go to the store and try to match up your bottom rails with something they have. Most stores that sell above ground pools can order parts for the pools they sell. If there is a dealer near you that sells the Atlantic pool, that would be your best bet. If you need help locating a pool store near you selling your brand of pool you could try their web site. Many pool manufacturer sites have a store locator service on them. This would be a good way to find the store closest to you selling Atlantic pools.

Often times, when your bottom rails are rusted out, the bottom six inches of side wall is falling apart also. The footplates and bottom of the uprights could be eaten away as well. Replacement parts are not cheap and the cost could add up quickly if your pool is in bad condition. Used pools, still in good condition, can often be bought for a few hundred dollars. It is very possible the cost of a used pool would be less than the replacement parts.

There is website called Asahi Pool Parts, find the link on the pool parts page below, that sells parts for above ground pools. These parts are for the Asahi pools but bottom rails are fairly universal and these might be an option for you. With a little bending and prying just about any bottom rail would fit in your footplates. Make sure you buy the correct size as the arc is different for all the different pools.

The length does not need to be exactly the same as what you have. If the new rail is longer, use a hacksaw and cut it down to size. If it is shorter just allow extra gap in the footplate to make up the difference.

Pages related to replacement bottom tracks.

Asahi Above Ground Pools

Atlantic Above Ground Pool

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Swimmimg pool repalcement bottom rails

by Jennifer
(Louisiana)

I am looking for a 24 foot round above ground swimming pool, I need the bottom rail or track.

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SUN N FUN

by claudia
(Indiana)

I bought a used pool, we have discovered I need to replace three of the bottom Rims.

I have checked with local pool companies they do not have them. does anyone know where I can order?

please

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Elite Bottom Track

by Tiffany
(Crossville TN)

Hi I have purchased a used 24" x 48" above ground pool and I bought a new liner for it. After taking this down at users home I see that the bottom track the walls sit in is rusted bad and needs replaced. All I can find is that the bottom side of the wall says Elite on it. Where could I find parts for this. Thank you

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Nispco Bottom Rails

by Julie
(Huntington,indiana)

Looking for bottoms. Rails for 5 year old round 27' Nispco pool. Maybe St Croix model?

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Aquarian 200 Parts

by Dana
(NC)

Aquarian 200

Aquarian 200

We purchased an aquarian 200 from some one and they told us that we need two bottom tracks we have 16 top tracks but only 14 bottom ones. When purchasing this pool we were in the understanding that it wouldn't be hard. But I can't find any thing to this pool. I have found tracks to other name brands.

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Funky Looking Bottom Rails

by Joe
(Bloomville ohio)

end of rails look like this!

end of rails look like this!

I bought a used pool, did all of the work myself tearing down... now I have searched all over looking for these odd shaped rails. Any one know where I can get these? They are for a 24'. have no clue what the manufacturer is.



Hi It looks like a Doughboy brand to me.

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