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    Rusty Screws

    Need some help team. Had a new IG pool put in last July and opened early (March) for paver work to be done. I have 3 skimmers in the pool (thanks waste!) and found that all the screws holding the skimmer plate in that are typically above the water line have rusted. Its a small detail but annoys me to no end. Any board members have experience with any special types of screws that wont rust? It seems that all the ones that are submerged constantly dont rust but the ones that have contact with air are oxidizing Thoughts from the forum?
    25K Gallon IG Vinyl Liner w/ concrete walls True "L" 16X32X16, Hayward EcoStar VS pump, Hayward Swimclear C4030 Filter, Hayward 21104T Heat Pro Titanium Heat Pump, Hayward Aqua Plus SWG + Automation, 2 Hayward Color Logic 4.0 LED lights, Polaris 9300 cleaner. TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Rusty Screws

    Replace them with matching size stainless steel replacements.
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    Re: Rusty Screws

    Thanks Jason. Your a software developer?? How do you find the time and what are you working on? Not trying to hijack this thread.
    25K Gallon IG Vinyl Liner w/ concrete walls True "L" 16X32X16, Hayward EcoStar VS pump, Hayward Swimclear C4030 Filter, Hayward 21104T Heat Pro Titanium Heat Pump, Hayward Aqua Plus SWG + Automation, 2 Hayward Color Logic 4.0 LED lights, Polaris 9300 cleaner. TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Rusty Screws

    Hey, it's your topic, you can ask what you want to ask. Though if we go too far off topic we may need to move the thread to the coffee bar.

    Yes, I am a software developer. Swimming pool stuff is a (very large) hobby. My most recent product is a Tarot card application for iPhone and iPad.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: Rusty Screws

    definitely go with stainless steel, although a lower grade like 304 will eventually develop small amounts of rust, it's at a much slower rate and is well worth it.
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