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    heard on a local Home improvment radio show this weekend

    Called asked about SWG, and was told they are NOT recommended.
    Reason, a friend of his had one installed, and it caused his patio furniture to corrode. And it was not cheap furniture.

    interesting that.
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    Re: heard on a local Home improvment radio show this weekend

    Sounds like cheap furniture to me.
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    Re: heard on a local Home improvment radio show this weekend

    What they did wrong was to not rinse the furniture after a swimmer had used it

    Here's the scenario - person gets out of the pool in a bathing suit soaked in ~3000 ppm saline water and sits on a chair. The suit drips, wetting chair. The 3000 ppm water isn't going to attack the metal quickly however, as the water evaporates, the salt doesn't and soon gets to be 2X + as salty and attacks the furniture. The solution is to either have swimmers rinse off before using the furniture or rinsing the furniture after everyone's done swimming/ using it. It also happens to diving board bolts and slide ladders. If you have a SWCG, keep a hose handy and use it after people swim
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    Re: heard on a local Home improvment radio show this weekend

    i agree
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    Re: heard on a local Home improvment radio show this weekend

    Waste is right,

    I could see myself forgetting to rinse things down. As stated, the salt doesn't start "destroying" the metal instantly. After everyone is done swimming, taking 2 minutes to rinse down the furniture etc would be more than enough to keep things in good shape.
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    Re: heard on a local Home improvment radio show this weekend

    Too funny. Wonder if the same people would complain about chlorine fading the cushions after sitting on the fabric-type outdoor furniture.

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