Can You Switch Your Traditional Pool to a Saltwater Pool?

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Can you switch your traditional swimming pool into a saltwater swimming pool? Yes, and it’s actually pretty easy!

Backyard swimming pools continue to be a mainstay of comfortable suburban life as they have been for generations. Having a backyard swimming pool isn’t just a luxury anymore—they’re being installed by people from all walks of life for a variety of reasons, including a new way to spend family time, hosting events for family and friends, having a place for your children and their friends to play, and using swimming and water exercises to improve physical and mental health. While the traditional pool is still the most popular option, more and more people are hearing about saltwater swimming pools and choosing to make the switch. So, can you switch your traditional pool to a saltwater pool? The short answer: yes!

Saltwater Chlorine Generator

Basically, the main difference between a traditional pool and a saltwater pool is that a traditional pool requires you to add chlorine and shock to keep the water clean and clear. With a saltwater system, there is a saltwater chlorine generator that uses simple salt at a very low volume to create chlorine that keeps the pool in perfect condition. This might sound like you’re just trading one problem for another, but that simply isn’t the case. Since the chlorine in a saltwater pool is generated this way, it’s natural and therefore has fewer harsh side effects than chemical chlorine such as itchy skin, dry skin, rashes, and eye irritation. In addition, you don’t need to shock the pool, which is yet another cause of these various side effects. It’s a simple switch that can be done quickly, and it will save you a lot of time, effort, and even money.


While this switch is considered somewhat DIY-friendly, it does involve cutting and fitting piping that will be used for the saltwater chlorine generator. If you have someone handy around, you might be able to seek the help of a guide and complete the installation yourself.

However, it is important to remember that a pool is a piece of specialized equipment, so even the handiest person is capable of making a mistake while working on this project. If you’re not totally confident, or you just want to make sure it’s done right, call in a professional. They will have the experience, know-how, and the right tools and equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently. In most cases, the switch from a traditional pool to a saltwater pool will take less than an hour, and you’ll get to enjoy the benefits right away.

Do You Have More Questions About Swimming Pools? Ask Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC

If you still have questions about how to build a brand new swimming pool, Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC is here to help you. At Sunrise Pools, we can build and install your pool, spa, or hot tub and provide you with pool chemicals, services, and more. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call at 410-349-3852. To see more from us and for tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, TwitterPinterest, and LinkedIn.

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