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I know this thread is older but I didn't want to start a new thread for this question so I am hoping someone can help me with this, and, as of today I decided I am going to donate to this site because I have found it to be invaluable to me over the past 2 months as I have had my pool built.
My question.......We are at the end of our pool build, they are putting the interior Ultra Poz finish on either today or tomorrow and filling with water at that time. When we first ordered the pool from the builder, they never asked us if we were going to ever switch to SWG, so I am assuming they built it with traditional chlorine in mind and we will start with traditional chlorine start up by the pool company but my doctor has recommended I use a SWG because I have MS and very sensitive skin, so we ordered the Hayward automation with SWG and Aqua Connect to be installed next week. We can just not use the SWG part of it, but we want to use it because of my medical condition. My concern is that we are having acrylic lace and acrylic faux flagstone put on the concrete in about 2 weeks from now. Will the salt water affect the acrylic coating we put on the concrete? If so, how long will it normally take before we need to have it re-coated due to salt damage? Also, should I request them to put on a certain type of sealer?
I live in AZ and with my solar heater, I will be using the pool year round so if we go with the SWG, we will use it year round. It will only be for me and my husband, no children, and we will rarely, if ever, splash the water around much, lol, so I don't know if that matters at all. I read somewhere that the salt would deteriorate my house and everything, which I find very hard to believe.
Other than the acrylic coating on the concrete, are there any other worries or things I should take into consideration before installing the SWG? We will have concrete decking and landscape rocks in the yard with the pool, no live vegetation at all, typical Phoenix, AZ hard landscaping, for obvious reasons.