The first and most important consideration when choosing pool products is the type of Stainless steel that is used in the construction of the products.
Understanding that your pool may vary from being in a neutral state to being a little acidic or alcoline means that anything that is in the pool is subject to those varying conditions too, so we suggest that you use a grade of stainless steel that can "take the punch".
ISN'T ALL STAINLESS STEEL THE SAME ?
304, 316 - It's all in the numbers !
Stainless Steel grades offer differing resistance to discolouration which is normally assumed to be "rust" on the steel. Effectively the lower the grade, the more iron there is in the stainless steel and the more chance that it will become contaminated if it is in adverse conditions.
With the better grades there is a higher level of Chromium and Nickel in the stainless which makes them more resistant to external factors.
Generally 316 is used if the stainless steel is in a boating or harsh type environment close to the coast or where chemicals are being used, like in a swimming pool.
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