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How Salt Water Pools Corrode Aluminum Pool Fences

Competitor's Corroded Aluminum Pool Fence Post

Recently, the swimming pool industry has found that maintaining your pool with low levels of salt, rather than chlorine, is a more-user friendly method of sanitizing pool water.

While this is a great breakthrough for pool owners and swimmers, it can cause problems for aluminum pool fence posts.

Many mesh pool fences utilize aluminum support posts as their means of support. They are commonly installed within a few feet of the pool, so pool water frequently fills the holes where the fence posts are inserted. This leaves the posts immersed in the pool water, causing the aluminum posts to corrode.

While aluminum posts can corrode from standard chlorinated pool water, they corrode much faster from salt water. This process actually deteriorates the aluminum posts and weakens the fence—something to be avoided, especially since those posts need to remain strong when your child bumps into them. Corrosion also makes it very difficult to easily lift out your removable posts from your patio, taking away a once-convenient benefit of the pool fence.

The good news is that Protect-A-Child pool fences have fiberglass fence posts, which will not corrode from exposure to salt or chlorinated pool water.

Benefits of Our Fiberglass Fence Posts

Our posts are also the only posts guaranteed to never break or become bent and crooked. This provides you with a strong, attractive, and maintenance-free pool fence solution your family can trust, so you can enjoy your salt water pool.

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