What a fantastic and informative forum. We made the big decision to have a pool installed in our backyard. The big dig is planned for the first week of October and we are first time pool owners. I've been reading as much as I can over the last few weeks. I have one question/concern I would like to post: Will a salt water pool limit the life of the concrete surrounding the pool? Is it any harder on the concrete than chlorine is?
The pool company is going to enlarge the concrete surrounding the pool (more than the standard three feet) to accommodate a path to our shed and a sitting area at one end. I read a couple of frightening articles about salt water affecting patio furniture and brick close to the pool. This approach will save us a bundle in landscaping with traditional interlock. I would like to ensure this is a good and cost effective idea that I won't regret down the line.
Any information or advice you can provide is appreciated. Thanks.