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    rusty screws

    Hello,
    My pool is new last summer. This season I opened the pool w/o any issues; until most of the screws turned rusty around the skimmer plate and light. My pool guy says nothing he can do, it is caused from the salt system. Any ideas??


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    Re: rusty screws

    Have your pool guy get better quality stainless steel screws and replace them.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
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    Re: rusty screws

    Your PB isn't very bright , is he The screws are supposed to be stainless steel, however Hayward's suppliers have been giving the low quality screws for the past 3 years Remove one of the top screws from the skimmer and take it down to a decent hardware store and buy enough good screws to replace all the faceplate screws

    For the rust stains on the faceplates, rub some ascorbic acid on them 8)
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