Understanding 2205 Stainless Steel for Pool Fencing
2205 stainless steel is a type of stainless steel alloy that is commonly used for pool fencing. It is a duplex stainless steel, which means that it is composed of both ferritic and austenitic microstructures. This unique combination gives 2205 stainless steel several advantages over other types of stainless steel including 304and 316, such as increased strength and corrosion resistance.
High Resistance to Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking
One of the main advantages of using 2205 stainless steel for pool fencing is its high resistance to chloride stress corrosion cracking (CLSCC), which is a common problem in outdoor environments like pools. The high chromium and molybdenum content in 2205 stainless steel provide excellent corrosion resistance in environments that are high in chlorides, such as saltwater or chlorine. Additionally, 2205 stainless steel has a higher yield strength and tensile strength than other types of stainless steel, which makes it well suited for use in structural applications like pool fencing.
Choosing 2205 Over 316 Stainless Steel
The alternative to 2205 duplex grade stainless steel is 316 stainless steel. This is also a commonly used type of stainless steel that is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, particularly in marine environments. But like 304 stainless steel, it is not as strong as 2205 duplex grade stainless steel, and as such, we at Affordable Glass Pool Fencing only recommend use of hardware made from 2205 Duplex Grade stainless steel.