Part # 4600-3045
Manufacturer Code V50-202
Dimensions Approximately 2" OD
Alternate Part #'s 283045, 43-402-1050, VAL-401-6000
Zinc Electro Balls prevent electrolytic corrosion. They also prevent plaster from fading due to electrolysis. Zinc Electro Balls can also weigh down the pool skimmer baskets.
How long does it typically take for a zinc ball to get completely rusted? Just looking for a ball park SWAG. One hour? Two years?
There is no way of knowing. The ph of your water can hugely affect how long it takes. The electrical charge in the water from voltage leak and static build up can quickly de-plate the ball. The ball is made of an Iron core and thru the electroplating process that Zinc that is outside is removed molecule by molecule into the water. # months to 2 years is a best answer