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Thread: Pool in construction - pool equipment to use? Salt? BBB? Mineral?

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    Cool Pool in construction - pool equipment to use? Salt? BBB? Mineral?

    The contractor wants to know what system I would prefer - salt or mineral (Frog). I've read some here and seems like the BBB is pretty straight forward. He is saying that people are having problems years down the road when using salt due to corrosion and buildup on stone surfaces...
    I'm thinking have the Frog system installed and use its filter but do the whole BBB for my water. It is concrete and going to have Pebbletec about 17x34 ft. Heater will be installed as well. Thanks -

    Pete

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    Re: Pool in construction - pool equipment to use? Salt? BBB? Mineral?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Skip the frog, you do not want the "minerals" which is actually copper which after a wild can cause nice stains on your pool and turn blonde hair green.

    Give us a little more information on your "stone" and we can give more information on the SWCG option.
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    Re: Pool in construction - pool equipment to use? Salt? BBB? Mineral?

    You definitely won't have saltwater issues with any concrete products around your pool. There is potential to have issues with natural stone but it isn't certain. We are 3 years in with flagstone and saltwater.
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