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Stainless Steel in Swimming pools

Stainless Steel in Swimming pools

Stainless Steel in Swimming pools

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Hello ,

We are being asked to install a grab rail for a retirement village.
Only thing is they want it below the water level in their pool for when they do Aqua Aerobics.
I'm aware that 316 doesn't like chlorine is there an alternative alloy ?

RE: Stainless Steel in Swimming pools

Consider 2205 or AL2003.  They offer better pitting resistance and much higher strength.  And these days they also have favorable economics.
For fully submerged service 316 would probably be OK.  The real concern is for places where the material is at the water line.  You get some wet-dry concentration effects there and attack would be worse.

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RE: Stainless Steel in Swimming pools

Aluminum is a great water material, (6063).

RE: Stainless Steel in Swimming pools

Argh.  Pool chlorine (hypochlorite) will corrode aluminum rapidly.  And the 50xx alloys are much better at resisting marine environments than 6xxx alloys.

RE: Stainless Steel in Swimming pools

How about a plastic? Most are chlorine resistent.

I seem to recall shower/tub grab rails (for the elderly, disabled, etc) that were plastic. Maybe call a tub manufacture and see what they use.

If it is transparent, maybe lucite? Strictly guessing here.

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