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    Can/will copper scuppers cause a metals issue in my pool chemistry?

    I'm going to be doing 3 scuppers. I like the look of the copper but don't want to cause any metal issues in my pool chemistry. What do you all advise?

    And if I go this route, do they corrode or will they hold up better than the stone ones?

    Thank you!
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    Re: Can/will copper scuppers cause a metals issue in my pool chemistry?

    Or what about brass?
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    Re: Can/will copper scuppers cause a metals issue in my pool chemistry?

    Brass is a good choice for appearances, copper would also look good.

    Think about this: I see you have a pool heater, the heat exchange coils in it are most likely made out of copper, or a copper-nickel alloy.
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    Re: Can/will copper scuppers cause a metals issue in my pool chemistry?

    Manage your pH by keeping it within the TFP guidelines and the metals will not go into the water.
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    Re: Can/will copper scuppers cause a metals issue in my pool chemistry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_R View Post
    Brass is a good choice for appearances, copper would also look good.

    Think about this: I see you have a pool heater, the heat exchange coils in it are most likely made out of copper, or a copper-nickel alloy.
    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Manage your pH by keeping it within the TFP guidelines and the metals will not go into the water.
    perfect!

    Any my advice on which would be better to go with?
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    Re: Can/will copper scuppers cause a metals issue in my pool chemistry?

    Which one is prettier????????? LOL

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