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Thread: Decks and a salt water AGP

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    Decks and a salt water AGP

    So I'm putting up an AGP this summer and want to put a deck around it. The pool will be a salt water pool.

    What factors do I need to consider since the pool will be SW? Composite vs. Pressure Treated? Is one better than the other for salt water?

    I'm already familiar with the pros/cons of composite vs traditional decking. I'm just wondering if the salt water is should be a factor in what I choose.


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    Re: Decks and a salt water AGP

    Whichever you choose be sure to use stainless steel fasteners.
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    Re: Decks and a salt water AGP

    Thanks! I will definitely plan on that. From the research I've done it seems that it is ok to use traditional decking lumber with a salt water pool. Anyone out there have any experience with that?


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    Re: Decks and a salt water AGP

    I would be quite surprised if the salt water had any effect on the deck. The real wood may actually do a bit better as I could see the synthetic material perhaps showing the dried salt a bit more. That said, it should wash right off.

    I would go with the one that you prefer and disregard the salt.
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