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    Is this bad news?

    So we just bought our house, never owned a pool before and today I snapped these photos. The pool is a saltwater pool, I'm guessing this is flagstone and I'm guessing it's doing this cause of the salt water?

    Is there anything I can do to slow/prevent this? Anyone had to change out there flagstone? The pool was put in in 2007.

    Any advice is welcome?
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Is this bad news?

    Yes, that looks like salt damage. That kind of stone will do that eventually, salt or no salt. Salt just speeds up the process a little. You can greatly slow down the rate of flaking by sealing the stone.
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