Part # 38503-1833-RESKIT
38503 Resin Stabilizer Upgrade Kit for 18' x 33" Oval Pool
Tired of replacing rusting stabilizers? This kit has everything you need to upgrade your rusting steel stabilizers (Part# 38502, 38512, 38513, 38511) to resin. Resin Stabilizers WILL NOT RUST -perfect for pools that use a salt chlorine generator! Please note that this Resin Stabilizer Upgrade Kit for 18' x 33" Oval Pool is only compatible as a replacement for Steel Stabilizer Part# 38503, 38512, 38513, 38511.
Can you explain why there are 44 different pieces in the list below?
When I count on my pool 18x33 Oval, I see 10 Straight Sections and 12 Rounded Sections.
Also, why does this kit not indicate that it includes rounded / curved stabilizers vs straight?
Just my ignorance I'm sure, but I'd like to understand better before I order. Thanks!
Hello Lance - 14 of those pieces are connectors. Those connectors are not used with the steel stabilizers. The other quantities should match up.
4 to 8 hrs
Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Pliers
I purchased this bundle to replace all of the stabilizer rails on my 18x33 oval above ground pool. The original steel ones were rusting out and dropping pieces of rusty metal in the pool. The process was long and tedious. It would have been nice if there was some kind of instructions provided, either in the box with the product or on this website as to the process/procedure of removing the old rails and installing the new ones. A video showing the process would have been great, but couldn't find one. It took a while to figure out which of the 42 pieces that we bought went where. But once we got that figured out removing the old rails, once the top caps, top rails, top plates, etc. had been removed, was not difficult, but not easy either. We had the most challenge with the ends (the curves). We found that when we removed the stabilizers on the "straight" sides of the pool the liner stayed in place and it was very easy to replace the rails. But on the curved ends the liner had a tendency to come off of the top of the pool wall, and in some places was quite difficult to get it pulled back over the top of the pool wall (Note: We did this with the pool fully filled) in order to get the new rail in place. It took 4 people, 2 in the pool, 2 outside the pool to make that happen in some areas. I recommend anyone doing this take that part very slowly and carefully. When removing the old rails, hold the liner down to the top of the pool wall (clamping it if necessary, being careful not to tear the liner) and pull the old rail off pulling towards the OUTSIDE of the pool. The liner has a tendency to stay on top of the pool wall better that way. If you pull toward the inside of the pool wall it pulls the liner off of the pool wall. If I had it to do over again I would probably order the top plates for all of the curved section columns as well as the top plates for the uprights as mine were pretty rusted out on one side especially. Now that I have it all back together I'll probably wait til next year to do that, but had I realized that they were rusted out (not all of them were, so check yours first) it would have been nice to order those and get it all done at once. Now I have to take it all back apart again to put those in place when I order them. All in all, the job took us about 4-5 hours and that was with 2-4 people working on it almost constantly for that time.