Clean and Clear 420: Rust in Filter Housing

dw886

Gold Supporter
Sep 19, 2016
220
ND
Opened pool on Friday, and when putting in the filters, I noticed some rust in the filter housing. Is this anything to be worried about? My water levels are all in good shape, and were at closing as well...

Levels:
FC: 2
CC: 0
TA: 90
CH: 150
PH: 7.6
Salt: 3200
CYA: 0

Here's the pictures:
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Texas Splash

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
We never like to see rust or any signs of corrosion, but I don't see anything extremely odd in your numbers that would indicate a corrosive atmosphere. Of course your CYA is zero from opening, so the chlorine is much more harsh, but I'm sure you're working that soon. Some parts in our systems are simply prone to corrosion. I have a metal e-ring under the lid of my Hayward filter that seems to corrode every 1-2 years and I can't see why. But keep an eye on the remaining parts of your system and pool. Hopefully this is just an isolated component (clamp, ring bracket, etc) that would have otherwise began to rust no matter what you did.
 

Jimrahbe

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
12,546
Bedford, TX
Derek,

My CCP filter looks the same way and I have seen several reports of those rust spots on this site.. I really don't see much of an issue with it.

Jim R.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
14,428
This tends to happen where the stainless steel is welded or physically stressed.

Heat or mechanical stress can change the steel at the molecular level and make it more susceptible to corrosion.

Other than maintaining good chemistry there's not much you can do.
 

dw886

Gold Supporter
Sep 19, 2016
220
ND
This tends to happen where the stainless steel is welded or physically stressed.

Heat or mechanical stress can change the steel at the molecular level and make it more susceptible to corrosion.

Other than maintaining good chemistry there's not much you can do.
I've seen this on welds before, and thought it was due to the additional metal added by the weld. It's the other side that has me a little more concerned - I'm hoping the insides of my other components (heater, pump) don't look the same...

My levels are always within range - I'm diligent in my testing and maintenance, so I don't know what more I can do if it's rusting when everything is within spec...
 

Paulette

LifeTime Supporter
Nov 10, 2015
105
Eagle Point Oregon
Thank you to all of you for the info. We had already cleaned and put it all back together before posting so did not want to take a part for pic, which I know helps. From reading these posts I am having the same issue so will take another good look when we clean again at the end of the season.
Thank You,
Paulette
 

Rocket J Squirrel

Bronze Supporter
Jun 7, 2018
388
Alamo, CA
I cleaned my 1-year-old CCP520 the other day and saw a little rust in exactly the same places. I guess the answer is "they all do that" but it doesn't make me happy.