Most people have spent time in a chlorinated swimming pool. Pools are fun and refreshing, but a saltwater pool has an edge over the traditional chlorinated pool we are all familiar with. Saltwater pools have less salt content than a human tear, but they stay clean with natural resources while providing several important benefits for anyone who has one.
A swimming pool, even if it’s not a saltwater pool, is excellent for low-impact exercise. Water offers some level of resistance though, and saltwater pools reduce this drag. These are an excellent option for anyone who wants an easier swim, or for those who would benefit from less resistance in the water. Family members with arthritis or other health issues that make physical exertion difficult could enjoy a saltwater pool more readily than a chlorinated pool. Saltwater is also well-known for being good for muscles. Epsom salt baths have been a favorite of athletes for decades, but with a saltwater pool, you could just head to the backyard and take a dip to relieve muscle soreness. Plus, chlorinated pools are hard on your skin and eyes. Saltwater pools are much gentler on the body since they don’t use harsh chemicals to keep your pool clean.
It might sound crazy, but saltwater pools are excellent for mental health. Saltwater’s lack of resistance can make you feel kind of floaty, easing stress on your body and mind. In addition, physical health coincides with mental health. A saltwater pool is good for your body and for low-stress exercise, so it makes sense that it is also good for your mind. It has been proven that being outdoors can help relieve stress and create a sense of ease, so being outside in a saltwater pool where you can relax or engage in some physical activity can do wonders for your mental health.
The maintenance of a saltwater pool is actually more economical than a chlorinated pool. The salt needed to maintain the pool is significantly less expensive than the chemicals needed to maintain and treat chlorinated pools. This will save a lot of money over the course of many years of maintenance and upkeep.
Saltwater pools are environmentally friendly. Chlorine causes some air pollution and is a chemical that requires processing, making it a bit harder on the environment. Salt is a natural and abundant resource that does not cause any air pollution and does not require chemical processing, making it a better choice for the health of the planet.
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