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Thread: Adding SWG to pool showing rust spots through cracked plaster?

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    Adding SWG to pool showing rust spots through cracked plaster?

    Hi all,
    I am considering the addition of a SWG to my pool, which is also in desperate need of new plaster. There are a few cracks with some rust staining. I am curious, am I going to drastically accelerate the rust and deterioration of the rebar in my pool by adding loads of salt to the water? I am a few years away from saving enough for the necessary repairs and don't what to cause even more damage. Thoughts or recommendations?
    15,000 Gal. IG, Hayward C17502S Star-Clear Plus Cartridge 175 sq. ft., Hayward MaxFlo VS Pump.

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    Re: Adding SWG to pool showing rust spots through cracked plaster?

    From my Navy days, once rust takes hold it's very hard to get rid of it. I know that ocean water is at least 10 times more concentrated with salt than a SWG, but if you have any rust now chances are it will get worse by exposing salt to it. Just my $.02, take it with a grain of salt.
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