Electrolysis in salt water pool

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V1q8hb posted this 15 March 2017

By mid summer my salt pool generates a slight electrolysis effect I.e., a very slight stinging sensation when touching the railing &/or coping.  Noticeable mostly to children or if one has a paper cut on finger. I am concerned for safety; what causes this and how to eliminate. 

InyoRob posted this 15 March 2017

Hello V1q8hb - They are feeling a slight stinging sensation because the metals around your pool are attracting small amounts of electricity from the salt water when the chlorine is produced. We would recommend using a Zinc Sacrificial Anode. The anode is an anti-electrolysis device. Basically, the zinc anode attracts the electricity and sacrifices itself. It will also help prevent other metals in the pool from rusting.

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