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Yes, if you are using just what is called an element type heater, that is not encased in glass.

The most probable cause for the water to "eat" your heater would be the water chemistry --low pH and/or total alkalinity -- not the salt. Most swimming pool heaters have a copper heat exchanger located over the burner box. Copper is highly susceptible to acidic or alkaline conditions.

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Q: Could a salt water pool system eat the pool heater?
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