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FW: acoustical steel deck over swimming

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I would be very reluctant to use an acoustical steel deck over a swimming 
pool.  The air is going to be very moisture laden, and since chlorine is used 
in the pool water, the air moisture is also going to contain chlorine, making 
the vapor a mild hydrochloric acid.  Trapping moisture in the perforations 
will result in quick deterioration of the metal deck.  I have seen holes 
rusted thru flanges of steel building frames that were constructed over pools.

I would not count on moisture barriers to protect the deck from moisture as 
it is not uncommon for some modification to be punched thru the moisture 
barrier and the barrier not properly repaired.  Also, some moisture barriers 
do not also function as vapor barriers.


A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona