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. 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 in ground pool you have there is metal somewhere in it. There is ample amounts of steel, aluminum etc in decking, plumbing and hardware. Reaction between dissimilar metals and salt is call galvanic corrosion. The salt will expedite the galvanic corrosion.
How to fix this issue
So, what can done? 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 galvanics. If done right, you can enjoy a harmless, easy to manage in ground salt pools for years to come.