We have a Salt Water pool and our stone decking is disintegrating. We used a stone called Mexican Creme and the stone guys in town and our pool builder advised us not to use it because they weren't sure it would work with salt. We loved the look and decided to take our chances on it. Sure enough it started flaking at the steps and other entry/exit points pretty quickly. We have spent thousands on sealing to no avail and it is still flaking away.
So...we are thinking of switching to chlorine in order to save the stone decking but we are a little unsure how to pull this off.
First of all, do you think it will stop the disintegration of our stone?
Can we just drain the pool, turn off the SWG, refill the pool, and begin with chlorine?
Is it okay to leave the Salt Cell in the line in an "off" position?
What should we expect for a weekly liquid chlorine usage?
What chemicals are we going to need to put in right away?
Is it a bad idea to drain the salt water into our yard and will it damage the trees and grass?
Thank you so much for any advice you can offer us. We have searched the internet but haven't been able to find much information on going from SWG to Chlorine. Thanks again!