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    AG Pool specs ok for salt?

    Hello everyone,

    I'd really like to go with a SWCG for my new AG pool but am concerned about rust. Most of the pool is resin, including the ladder. I'd love to hear from the more knowledgeable members of the board what their opinions are - especially any Aquasport pool owners. Here's a link to the pool specs: http://jerseychemicals.com/images/Gr...o-Brochure.pdf.

    Any Staten Islanders (NY) on here?

    Thanks!
    12x20x52 AG ~6000 gallons (2ft bury), Waterway PH2100-6 1HP 2 spd pump, Hayward Xtreme 100sqft filter,
    Pool Pilot Digital Nano Plus SWG 5/2014, Hayward Heat Pump HP50HA 8/2014, Wanda the Whale cleaner

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    Re: AG Pool specs ok for salt?

    Welcome to tfp, VladSI

    First thing I would do is check with the pool manufacturer on what using a swg does to your warrenty.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: AG Pool specs ok for salt?

    I gave them a call and they said don't do it. I'm pretty sure that's the standard answer they give to cover their butts. The place that sold me the pool said I would be fine, however, I'm not going to put much weight into their opinion. I'd like to hear from AG/SWG owners with pool materials similar to mine and their opinion/experiences.

    Losing the warranty doesn't really concern me all that much. I'm sure that regardless of what I do they'll always find a way to blame me if I were to make any claim. "What!? You put bleach in your pool? Claim denied - should have used trichlor tabs."
    12x20x52 AG ~6000 gallons (2ft bury), Waterway PH2100-6 1HP 2 spd pump, Hayward Xtreme 100sqft filter,
    Pool Pilot Digital Nano Plus SWG 5/2014, Hayward Heat Pump HP50HA 8/2014, Wanda the Whale cleaner

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    Re: AG Pool specs ok for salt?

    Well looking at the link you posted, I would think that you would be okay...but apparently your warranty wouldn't. The worst place I have with corrosion is the galvanized steel top channels, but not to be confused with the on mine...and it isn't too bad (3 years with salt, but pool is more like 12 years old). The other metal pool parts I have are bottom channels, steel wall, and various SS fastners...non of which appear to be having any problems.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: AG Pool specs ok for salt?

    http://www.autopilot.com/our-products/c ... l-Pilot-AG

    Operates at 1000 ppm of NaCl (salt) but works in conjunction with other ingredients to provide the proper conductivity needed for the power supply to operate properly. The problem with above ground pools is that any splash out water can collect at the rails, channels, etc. When the water evaporates, the remaining salt level will be elevated and increase the potential for corrosion.
    However, making sure you periodically rinse these areas where the pool water may splash out and collect will prevent corrosion issues.
    Areas of the country with regular rainfall, or if there is a sprinkler system hitting these areas will provide the rinsing off needed.
    Arid areas of the country will require you to hose it off.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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