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Jan 10, 2015
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Rusty AG Pool-Salt Water
by: Wanda (Louisiana)

Can anyone advise me on a certain brand of Above Ground pool that will withstand salt water? We bought a steel wall AG pool in 2010 and I informed the people when ordering it that I would use salt water. They assured me the pool I ordered was compatible with salt.

Well, I don't know how my pool is still standing up right now because it is so rusted. I am looking into Asahi resin pools, would love to hear testimonies from people with this pool and salt water use.

If anyone out there can confirm use of salt water with any kind of hard wall AG pool for more than 5 years, please pass this info to me :-)




Thanks for the question Wanda

Sorry to hear about your situation. In know from experience that salt pool do have only 2 benefits. The first is the salt makes the water feel better. 2nd, you don't need to manually add chlorine to the pool, just keep an eye on the salt level. Other than those, there's no redeeming value in having a salt pool.

An above ground pool should be a resin pool or a PVC vinyl pool when using salt water. Most above ground pools only have powder coated metal. The salt corrodes the metal parts and shorten the life. Most of the time the liner is only 20 mil.

Some pools to look into are Vogue Oceania, Vogue/Zodiac Dynasty, and the Vogue Zodiac Royal. I believe Splash Super Pools and Doughboy make resin and PVC models as well.

Last would be Intex pools.

This question will go on my blog page which is viewed by thousands of visitors. Maybe someone has another viewpoint.

If you would like personal assistance, I do phone consultations for a donation of your choice. It makes things go much faster and many people have found it extremely beneficial. All your questions will be answered. I have nothing to sell you so you know I'm not bias. If you choose to not go that route, we can correspond by email but it will slow the process down.

Hope this helps and have a great Summer.

Robert

Jul 18, 2016
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Easy Salt Water Pool
by: Jack

I have an Intex pool bought reasonably priced, my son and I set it up in about 2 hours, 18'x 42", about 7,000 gallons. A breeze to take care of because I bought a 100 lb. sand filter with a 2,850 GPH output 1 hp pump. I bought the pool in early July when retailers where discounting merchandise, got the pool for $350, filter and pump $150, water cost $200. I never drain it, just at end of season, clean it well, backwash, add a qt. of algaecide and a double dose of chlorine, let it circulate, then shut it down, cover for winter, in spring just vacuum, schock, dose of algaecide, vacuum, backwash, shock and then run filter 24/7 from open to close. Replace sand every other year. Intex has horrible customer service. To the point though, salt water is just like filling your pool with water from your water softener. You can achieve the same result by adding 20 mule team borax from Walmart. But then you have to monitor chlorine closely. Borax effects ph, baking soda alkalinity, and bleach the chlorine level.

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