I just ordered my AutoPilot RC52 SWG and am planning on installing everything in October once I close down for the summer, so Iíll be ready to go in the spring. When I spoke with my local pool company, they said I should use a zinc anode to help with corrosion. They use either the one that goes in the skimmer or the one that clamps to the ladder. I started researching these and, as you can imagine, found varying information everywhere I looked. From this, I have a few questions.
I read that the skimmer ones are useless because they are not connected to the bonding system. Would the same be true for the ladder clamp type?
I also saw the in-line ones that connect to the bonding system. Seems like a small price to pay if it helps Ė any drawbacks anyone knows about?
Iíve also read it should be buried in the dirt and connected to the bonding system, but I read somewhere else that this is only good for plastic walls. I have steel walls.
Anyone that has had a SWG for 5+ years share their experience with corrosion? Is keeping water balanced properly and hosing off rails, aluminum coping, mesh anchors and concrete deck weekly if thereís no rain all it takes?
Anyone has any knowledge/experience that would be willing to share, it would be greatly appreciated.