Is Saltwater from My Pool Damaging My Deck and Coping?

Saltwater pools started to soar in popularity in the mid-2000s. Around the same time, reports of problems involving deterioration of stone copings began to emerge. Softer, more porous stones, such as limestone, were reportedly experiencing erosion on pool copings and deck areas where there was consistent saltwater contact. Some owners noted handrail and ladder anchor corrosion. However, saltwater pool owners love the less-rigorous maintenance routine and the greatly-reduced chlorine odor, as well as the lack of reddened eyes and less dried-out skin. While saltwater pools are undoubtedly gentler on the skin and eyes, are they tougher on your pool’s surfaces?

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