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Thread: Rust

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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    eastern washington state


    Hi everyone, I have not posted in awhile because everything is going great. But i do have a question about rust. I do see a little rust forming on the ladder right about the water line.. And also i see a little forming on the screws on the skimmer plate above the water line... My ladder is a stainless steel with plastic steps. Here are my numbers, I think everything looks pretty good but the TA is a bit low... thanks for the advice....
    FC 5
    CC .05
    TC 5.5
    Ph 7.6
    TA 50
    Ch 280
    CYA 50
    temp is 90
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Rust

    There are a lot of different grades of "stainless steel". Most probably the pool ladder mfg used the cheapest grade they could get by with, so therefore they rust over time. You can try cleaning it with a magic eraser. If that doesn't work try some fine stainless steel or bronze wool. I'd just replace the screws in the skimmer with some 316 grade SS. You can replace them one at a time.

    You can have the ladder parts plated but it's probably not worth it.
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