Rusted Bottom Rails
by Joe Arsenault
(Vernon B.C. Canada)
Rusted Bottom Rail
Hi there, Just bought a used above ground pool and cannot find replacement bottom rails. Some were so badly corroded that the previous owner had thrown them away. I'm attaching a picture.
The top rails and bottom appear to be the same. Don't know the manufacturer.
The curved rails are 51" measured along the outside of the curve.
The shape is very similar to a Doughboy so they might make a good replacement. Any store that sells Doughboy parts can order them for you. When using rails from a different pool the most important part is the arc. They are all bent slightly different depending on the pool size and whether they are end rails or side rails. The length is not critical as you can cut them down to size.
A Doughboy pool would not have the same rails on the top and it would not have straight rails, so you have some other brand. Most other brands have the groove in the dead center, not offset like the ones you have that are similar to Doughboy. Wish I could see photos of the rest of the pool.