I've been following TFP for awhile now and have been educating myself as a soon to be "first time" pool owner.
I'm interested in automation and ease of maintaining FC levels while keeping CYA in check.
I want to hear from the Stenner and SWG users.
We are in the DFW area. Most Pool builders are steering away from salt and pushing ozone. I know the opinion on ozone here so I don't need to be talked out of it.
My concern with salt is that we are planning to install honed travertine for our coping and have aluminum windows about 7 feet from splash out.
My issue with Stenner is that I still have to deal with liquid bleach, hauling jugs, reliability and maintenance of the pump and hoses, calibration, lack of support and convincing pool builder that I don't need ozone and to substitute it for liquid automation.
Am I overthinking this whole thing and should not be too concerned with the effects of salt for my area?
Has anyone used both methods and have a preference and why?
Can anyone provide evidence of the damaging effects on coping from a salt pool that has been in operation for 5+ years?
Honestly, making this decision is holding me up from starting my build.