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In-ground Salt Pools

October 11, 2016

Most consumers are aware of the benefits of in-ground salt pools can provide. Modern inground salt pools are beneficial because they manufacture available chlorine. A steady amount is the same as having someone stand beside the pool and manually add chlorine all day long…of course that is not an option! However, many consumers are not aware of the negative facets of an in-ground salt pool. The main disadvantage is oxidation in a few different forms. First, salt is highly corrosive in its own right. Everyone knows that salt and steel don’t get along, never have, and never will. Regardless of the type of in-ground pool you have, there is metal somewhere in it. There are ample amounts of steel, aluminum, etc in decking, plumbing, and hardware. The reaction between dissimilar metals and salt is called galvanic corrosion. The salt will expedite the galvanic corrosion.

How to fix this issue

So, what can do? Unfortunately, most pool builders don’t have extensive service departments. Most builders don’t have retail facilities and water testing systems on staff. Dissimilar metals on in-ground salt pools are not a priority. At Recreation Wholesale, we can add proper bonding and sacrificial anodes that will absorb most of the harmful galvanic. If done right, you can enjoy harmless, easy-to-manage in-ground salt pools for years to come.