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Thread: Rusty Skimmer Screws

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    Rusty Skimmer Screws

    Hi all,

    I just had my pool installed a few weeks back, and already all the screws (on the inside of the pool) that hold on the skimmer are all rusty. I'm thinking of calling the pool company to complain - but just wanted to check with you guys first to see if this is "normal" or not.
    21' Round (12k Gallons) AG
    Strong Pools Colosseum Riser 56", 1 hp Sand filter, 10'x12' Composite Deck,
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    It is wrong, but it is common enough. All the screws should be a reasonably good grade of stainless steel but some of them turn out to be something cheaper and inappropriate on a fairly regular basis.
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    Dec 2007
    Central New York
    No, they should not be rusty. If the dealer won't help, do a search for them.

    Like here: ... ?pagenum=3

    Replace them as soon as you can.

    20 X 40 foot vinyl Borates and Salt Pool
    Rolachem Chlorine Feeder
    Hayward 27 inch sand filter with 80 lbs of pea gravel
    Jacuzzi Splash Pak SP55 DE filter in parallel
    Pentair VF3050 pump

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    Skimmers, light niches, and ladders seem to be the most common areas where substandard screws are used and it seems to be equally common in both AG and IG pools.

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