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Old 10-01-2017, 02:56 PM   #1
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Steel Post Corroding By Pool

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got a client with an open beam over-hang right by the pool
the wood ledger is supported by 2-1/2 inch steel posts , cemented into the pool curb .
all of them are severely rusting out at the bottom because of the chlorine .( I`m sure most of you have seen this)

she wants them replaced with stainless steel posts .I`m thinking its over-kill.
she has one replaced with galvanized ,but its rusting a bit too.

any thoughts of installing the steel or galvanized , but first " sleeving "it with a typical pvc pipe to prevent the rusting ?
that sleeve could also go right into the cement .

or will I be able to put a rust-proof primer and paint that will actually hold up over the years

I don`t think I`ve even seen metal posts by a pool that weren`t rusted out on the bottom

any ideas?
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Old 10-01-2017, 04:46 PM   #2
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Re: Steel Post Corroding By Pool

overkill if the h.o. is willing...sounds like she educated herself a bit,she probably has a friend or 2 that had the same situation and that's how their contractor fixed it..hmm..


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Old 10-01-2017, 06:59 PM   #3
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There are specialty coatings, but as soon as there is a scratch, it starts corroding. If she'll pay, put in the stainless.
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