Saltwater pools are slowly starting to replace chlorinated pools for homeowners. The interesting thing about saltwater pools is that they actually do contain chlorine, but it’s created through an electrolysis system rather than by using heavily concentrated chlorine tablets. While there is obviously some salt in your pool, it’s less salty than you would assume. Saltwater pools have about 1/10th the salt concentration of salt water, making them a light saline solution. When the saltwater passes through the electrolysis system, it changes into chlorine. Now that you have a basic understanding of how saltwater pools work, let’s talk about some of the advantages to owning a saltwater pool.
- Less chemically harsh – This is the main benefit that people reap from saltwater pools. Less concentrated chlorine means a few different things. Your skin will thank you, since salt will leave it softer than chlorine does. It also causes less irritation to your eyes and hair. For those that suffer with allergies or asthmas, salt is also better than chlorine. You’ll never have to handle dangerous chemicals or worry about whether you’re adding too much chlorine or haven’t added enough; plus, the chlorine smell is gone!
- Low maintenance – Since you don’t have to add chlorine on a regular basis, saltwater pools are much lower maintenance than traditional chlorine pools. They will stay cleaner longer and don’t require any kind of stabilizer. You’ll also save a good deal of money over time by investing in a saltwater pool. Sometimes the upfront costs can be steep, but chlorine and stabilizers get expensive and add up quickly. The saltwater pool will save you money in less than two years.
- Versatile – Saltwater can be used for any pool or hot tub. Plus, salt is a eco-friendly renewable resource that won’t cause unhealthy reactions or make you have to deal with harsh chemicals. The versatility of saltwater bodies of water allows you to use them almost anywhere; you can actually convert chlorinated pools to saltwater pools pretty easily.
Saltwater pools are the pools of the future. Over time, more people will convert to saltwater over chlorine and this eco-friendly choice will become popular, if the current trends continue the way that they are.
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