OK, a little background: we bought a foreclosure in September with a salty swamp, which the bank drained and filled but did not add salt. We have been using BBB for the past ~7 months, on and off considering putting salt in the pool and giving the SWG a try.
Attached below are pictures of the cool decking around the steps of the pool. A coworker of mine has a salt pool with destroyed cool decking, and blames it on the crystallization of salt from splash-out. With our pool, the damage is only present around the steps and the solar cover reel - locations that obviously correlate with lots of pool water on the deck.
I figure this is the result of some combination of three things:
-actual salt damage that would not occur without high salt levels
-normal deterioration/weathering of cool decking
-crappy application of the cool deck coating
The pool/decking are at most 5 years old, probably more like 3 or 4. What is the normal lifespan of properly applied cool deck? What are my options for fixing this and increasing the lifespan of that fix? I would like to use the SWG, but without side effects like this.
I know there are several threads already concerning the potential for salt damage in improperly sealed stone, concrete, etc. I don't want to resume the beating of those dead horses, just looking for some opinions of those with experience and a solution to my issue. Thanks!