Saltwater Pools vs Chlorine Pools for Annapolis Residents

There are numerous options when it comes to choosing salt water pool systems verses chlorine pool treatment for your Annapolis pool. While many people choose to focus on the cost and maintenance, it also important to factor health benefits into your decision making.


Saltwater pools vs chlorine pools: Which is right for you?

Saltwater Pools vs Chlorine Pools for Annapolis ResidentsThe Benefits Of A Chlorine Pool

Chlorine bacteria effectively destroys bacteria through a simple chemical process. The chlorine solution commonly added to pools breaks down into a number of different chemicals, including hypochlorite ion (OCl-) and hypochlorousacid (HOCl). Both kill microorganisms and bacteria by going after the lipids in their cell walls and decimating the enzymes and other structures within the cell. This renders microorganisms oxidized and harmless. One of the benefits of a chlorine pool is how effectively it kills bacteria.

Chlorine And Your Health

The use of chlorine raises certain concerns about health and safety. This method of pool treatment can result in gasses which can be inhaled by swimmers, and can damage hair, eyes, and skin. Many environmentally conscious and health conscious parents are concerned about exposing their children and immediate environment to these gasses.

The Benefits Of A Saltwater Pool

It is a common misconception that saltwater pool systems do not have chlorine in them, but this is not true. When the salt is electronically zapped through electrolysis, it naturally turns the salt right into chlorine. However, chlorine produced by a salt water generator is far less concentrated and less harsh than the chemically produced chlorine you can buy.

A Saltwater Pool System And Your Health

The type of chlorine produced by a saltwater pool system is mild enough to be almost undetectable. You cannot smell or taste it. It will make your skin feel softer, rather than making your skin and eyes itch and burn and leaving a lingering unpleasant smell.

Convenience And A Saltwater Pool System

Depending on the system you have, you may or may not need to add other chemicals and products for pH balancing. However, because salt does not evaporate, you do not need to continuously add more. While pools using traditional chlorine require constant monitoring and upkeep to keep the correct chemical balance, one of the benefits of a saltwater pool is how little it demands. This pool cuts your overall costs in the long run, as well as your impact on the environment from the packaging materials used to store and sell chemically produced chlorine.

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