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    Salt Chlorination for steel/aluminum body pool

    Hi All

    I'm working with a commercial client that would like to convert their present Bromine system to a Salt Chlorinated system. The pool is indoor around 25,000 gallons and a Steel/Aluminum body with a tiled floor. I'd like to get the general consensus if it okay to add this system to a metal pool because of the corrosion factor, any thoughts?

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    Re: Salt Chlorination for steel/aluminum body pool

    Assuming you mean that there is a significant amount of steel directly exposed to the water, that depends on the grade of steel used. It takes a fairly high grade of steel to be safe around salt water. Unless you are confident that the steel is a high enough grade, I would avoid using salt water.
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    Re: Salt Chlorination for steel/aluminum body pool

    We have a customer that we built his indoor pool. It is stainless steel wall cocrete floor(he does scuba diver training) and when we added the swg it started "rusting" the stainless. We didn't bond enough for the added stray current. The pool is bonded just needs more to be okay.
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    Re: Salt Chlorination for steel/aluminum body pool

    I have thought of adding extra sacrificial elements to the pipework but my fear is that the damage due to corrosion will be beyond repairs. I may pass on this project.

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