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WILLIAM R. KEEN wrote:

> My experience has been that a glulam structure with galvanized steel
> connections performs the best. The roof deck should be wood as well. A few
> chemical composition ofr of the material is, it's been our experience that

> stainless steel does not perform well in a chlorine/pool environment.
> For what it's worth........
> Bill Keen
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Dewar On Behalf Of John Dewar
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 4:37 PM
> To: mail@ih {seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org}
> Subject: Swimming pools
>
> I have a project with an enclosed swimming pool at a collegiate sports
> facility, and I'm concerned about corrosion of the steel roof joists.  The
> joists will be around 20 feet clear above the pool, spanning about 100 feet.
> The area will be well-ventilated and air-conditioned.
> Will a plaster ceiling be required to protect the joists from the moisture?
> I'm hoping to avoid an expensive epoxy paint job or using concrete
> double-tees.  What type of roof framing has anyone else put over a pool?
>
> Thanks for your input.
> ...................
> John Dewar

Dear All;

Do not use stainless steel in a situation like this.  A Swiss engineer used
stainless steel wires to support a suspended concrete slab over the pool and the
chlorine ate the wires causing the slab to collapse.  The engineer lost his
license because of this.

Patrick Rodgers