Forgive me for not having the usual "description," under my name, but I'm new here -- and i'm in the "research," process of building a pool. I've met with 6 pool builders (2 more highly recommended ones to go), and am just now trying to parse out what I want (and need). One pool builder (highly respected in the area in which I live -- MetroWest Boston suburbs), said that his company no longer recommends salt systems and are reluctant to install them. He cited equipment failure down the road due to corrosion from the salt. He was the only pool builder my husband met (as he came out on a Saturday -- all the others have come out during the week, when my husband has been at work), and once my husband heard about the "corrosion," issues with salt systems, he's said "Nyet," to salt ever since.
I've heard from all the other pool builders I've met that people love their salt systems, there is not widespread equipment failure down the road due to corrosion from the salt, and unless one is putting in a metal ladder (for example), rust or corrosion isn't a problem.
What is the consensus here? The pool builder who is recommending against salt recommends a "chlorine erosion feeder with Clear 03 Ozone and Ultra UV Purification System," and claims it feels just as good on the skin as the salt system.
Opinions? Comments? Help!
Thanks so much in advance.
(looking to build the best pool she can)