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#36798 - 04/14/04 09:45 PM Pool question
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I am at a residence doing some work and noticed that around their pool the boxes, switches etc. are all seriously coroded. Is this do to electrolosis or chlorine in the air?
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#36799 - 04/15/04 06:03 AM Re: Pool question
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Probably due more to the airborne Cl than electolysis or "galvanic action" (dissimilar metal contact).

Unless you go to Haz Atmosphere hardware ($$$$$$$$$) it's probably just another "unexpected incidental cost" of having a pool.

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#36800 - 04/15/04 06:15 AM Re: Pool question
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Alternatives to Haz Loc material (which just might end up being aluminum, too) would where applicable be iron "FS"/"FD" boxes or nonmetallic boxes...S

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#36801 - 04/15/04 08:35 PM Re: Pool question
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I figured it was the clorine also but I don't recall seeing this before, of course I don't do pools so its probably normal.
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