We've talked about those and will be picking spots soon. I'd love to see your towel holder! Weird, but I've been obsessing over towels and storage.something to consider, if it has not been mentioned already.. Have them install some 6" bronze anchors where ever you think umbrellas make sense. (corners, on the baja shelf, etc). We had 5 of them put in including one of the deck to hold our in-pool table if we take it out. I even built a towel holder that will sit in the sleeve by the pool.
Standard response. No data to back it up, but the standard response.If I recall, the corrosion is the biggest issue, especially with local stones, etc.
It's a non-issue for us. I am fine with the system we have. If I felt that strong about a salt water system, I would have tried to find a builder who would put it in, but I don't. To clarify, most builders just won't build it at all and the very few who will, will ask you to sign a waiver. Again, non-issue for us. I appreciate all of the input though! You guys know your stuff!It's been said multiple times here that the main reason for the "ugh SWCG!" with the builders is the misleading information that came out about them back when they first came out. I still see people selling systems say that a salt pool isn't a chlorine pool.
Chemically it's the same as adding chlorine gas and is not really acidic at all. A pool isn't a set it and forget it system no matter what. But the fact that owners probably do less for the pool with a SWCG for "normal" people (i.e. "not us") I suppose I can see why they don't want to deal with it.
But to threaten no warranty is typical violation of federal law BS. (Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act - Wikipedia) The implication of this is that legally they would have to prove that the salt system caused the problem to legally deny the warranty (if taken to court or arbitration which is the rub here.) It also forced the allowance of using different branded parts with a product (not as an excuse to deny warranty). This applies even to "limited warranties" which is most of them, of course.
It is amazing that people don't remember this when a company says "you added something we didn't approve of so your warranty is void". Just using stuff with it they don't like-- that is patently false.
Here is the towel holder. I built it with the intent of holding four towels.We've talked about those and will be picking spots soon. I'd love to see your towel holder! Weird, but I've been obsessing over towels and storage.
It seems to me that there is very little metal exposed to the pool water, so why they would be concerned seems odd. In my pool, the only metal parts exposed to pool water are the stainless steel screws and shafts in some of the valves and in my filter tank.Standard response. No data to back it up, but the standard response.
Just be sure to leave a spot in the plumbing to install the SWCG. When you get tired of handling liquid chlorine every day next summer, you will reconsider.
I assume it is because many use cheap flagstone around the pool. That flagstone degrades regardless of what chlorination method is used. But, if they install a SWCG, their customers will point to that as the cause because 'they saw it on the internet'. So, it is less hassle for the builders.Why would only Texas builders be so worried but not elsewhere?