What Makes an Above Ground Pool Salt Compatible?

By selecting a pool that is designed for use with a salt system, and following these easy tips you can enjoy a salt water pool, without worry!.

 A growing trend is the use of salt systems for to produce the chlorine that sanitizes your pool's water.

In the past, it was common to retrofit regular above ground pools with salt systems, and in many cases this led to premature failures. As the use of salt has increased, pool manufacturers have found solutions to previously common issues with using salt systems with Above Ground Pools.

Using resin components (which do not rust) for the pool's frame is the first step in making an above ground pool salt compatible. Higher end above ground pool models also include hardware that is less likely to rust, and even stainless steel service panels to prevent rust around the skimmer and return ports.

It is important to check your skimmer and return on occasion for a snug fit to prevent leaking.

It is always recommended to have the pool bonded and grounded, this further protects the pool from rusting due to the salt water.

The latest innovation is the use of sacrificial anodes. This simple to use accessory will assist in protecting the metal components of your pool.


Learn even more! Here are our most commonly asked questions when buying an Above Ground or Semi-Inground Swimming Pool. 



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