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Does the salt in saltwater pools deteriorate stone copings and waterfalls?

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September 13, 2011 12:46AM

Salt water will cause damage to some stones including travertine, limestone and some marbles. Large filed stones used in waterfalls usually hold up okay, however they do need to be sealed periodicaly. As far as using Travertine or Limestone as your pool coping you should be okay because that material will not be in constant contact with the salt. I recommend using a solvent based sealer on the Travertine or Limestone coping and deck materials