I'm moving to a home with a salt water pool and will use it extensively for hydrotherapy for my German Shepherd. That means he needs a platform to stand on when not swimming. This might sound a little strange, but I have a coffee table that's the perfect height to keep his legs underwater when standing on it, but his upper body above the water line. I'm hoping to use the table as it would be tough to create my own platform with more salt-water-resistant materials given the specific height requirements I want.
My question is what type of damage might the salt water cause and how quickly (the table is heavy enough it isn't practical to take it in and out)?
Also, does anyone know of a wood treatment that might prevent, or at least slow down, corrosion but won't contaminate the pool?