Four Things You Will Want To Know About Using Salt Filtration With An Above Ground Pool

If you want to have clean water for your pool that is practically chemical-free, saltwater filtration can be a great investment. With an above ground pool it can cause some problems like corrosion of materials. If you know what to do, saltwater can be great and you can avoid some of the common problems. Here are some things that you may want to know about using saltwater filtration with an above ground pool:

1. Choosing The Best Frame For A Pool With Salt Water Filtration

Many above ground pools are made with wood and metal frames. These materials are prone to damage from the saltwater. Metal frames will corrode the fastest and probably should not be used with saltwater. A wood frame can be more resistant, but it has exposed fasteners that will eventually corrode with exposure to saltwater. You can look for a model pool that has a complete resin frame, which is like a type of plastic. These materials will not corrode with exposure to saltwater and will last a lot longer.

2. Improvements Before You Install The Liner For Your Above Ground Pool

Before you install the liner for your pool, many manufacturers recommend you cover screw heads with duct tape. This material will degrade over time and can be damaged when exposed to water, and can also tear a liner. You can get pond liner tape from any nursery or garden store that sells pond supplies. This material is more resistant and a better choice to protect the liner of your pool. It will also keep screws from being exposed to saltwater that can get in between the frame  and the liner. This is a good idea whether you use saltwater filtration or not.

3. Protecting Deck Materials From Any Saltwater Exposure

It is also important to protect deck materials from exposure to saltwater. If you are building a deck, you may want to consider using a type of vinyl decking with a hidden fastening system. This will help to protect the fasteners from exposure to the saltwater. Another option is to by a resin deck and stair assembly, which will be resistant. You can also use rubber membranes and lightweight pool deck surfacing materials to create a more resistant deck.

4. The Best Materials To Use For Liners And Filters With Saltwater

The filtration lines of your pool also need to have salt resistant materials. Things like clamps and connections can be made from plastics and resins to resist exposure to salt water. You will not want to use metal clamps, valves or connections with your saltwater filter. This will help to ensure that your filter lasts longer and that you do not have any problems with leaks due to these materials being eaten by saltwater.

These are some things that you will want to know when using saltwater filtration with your above ground pool. If you want to have the best pool for salt water filtration, a pool store, like Hallmark Pool Supplies,  have complete resin-frame pool toolkits.  

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