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    rate of Rust formation

    I have an issue where a piece of rebar or whatever is rusting. I will get to it eventually.
    QUESTION : is the rust process either slowed or accelerated if
    - air can get to it vs.
    -being continually submerged vs.
    - sometimes under water & sometimes exposed to air depending on the water level,

    Or are all these factors negligible insofar as the rate/speed/qty of rust produced?

    Thanks
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    Re: rate of Rust formation

    It will be slowest when fully submerged and fastest when alternated between exposed and submerged.
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    Re: rate of Rust formation

    Cool, glad I asked & kind of what I thought. I have an option as to where I can keep the water level.

    Thanks for the help
    19,800 gallons (closed/winter 18,654 gal); plaster; 18x34 Ft kidney bean shape, Depth 3Ft-5Ft. Built 1992
    Pentair Whisper Flow Pump 1HP. Winter safety cover w anchors.
    Sand filter, Pentair Sand Dollar Top Mount Model SD80; Effective Filtration Area 3.5SF
    - FlowRate 75GPM, 8Hr 36,000, 10Hr 45,000, 12Hr 54,000; Pressure Weight 50PSI
    BBB (Hayward Chlorinator when leave town). Polaris 360 cleaner.

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