Are you interested in switching to a saltwater pool from the more traditional chlorine system? Many pool owners erroneously believe a saltwater pool is akin to swimming in the ocean and are afraid to make the switch because of the perceived risk of eye irritation. In actual fact, the ocean has more than 10 times the amount of salt found in a saltwater pool, so you, your family, and friends can enjoy all the benefits without the traditional downside.
The Advantages of Saltwater
Saltwater pools are known to provide a safe and clean swimming experience. Contrary to what you might believe, the element of chlorine is not completely eliminated. However, you no longer have to worry about storing and handling the substance. With a saltwater pool, you will be using a generator that uses saltwater to produce chlorine independently.
You can expect the amount of fungi and algae in your water to significantly decrease, so look forward to less time cleaning and more time swimming! Normally, pool owners regularly use large amounts of chlorine to clean and sanitize the pool, which leads to irritation in the skin and eyes. After a chlorine shock, you can’t swim in the pool for days, so it also reduces the amount of time you can spend in the water.
Not only will the skin experience less irritation, it will actually be soothed and softened by the saltwater, which is much gentler than ocean water. The reduction of chlorine is also great news for swimmers with allergies, as they experience far less irritation in the water.
There is also a perception that a saltwater pool is more expensive than its chlorine counterpart. While there is certainly a relatively large initial cost as you make the conversion, you will actually save money over the course of time. Remember, there is no need to purchase chlorine anymore, and replacing the salt costs a fraction of the cost of chlorine.
You can adjust the saltwater generators to increase or decrease the amount of chlorine that is produced. This is great news, because you may need to make alterations based on factors like the number of people using the pool and changes in the seasons.
If you are interested in saltwater conversion, get in touch with us at Sparkle Pools. We have installed hundreds of saltwater pool systems in Arizona, and you can expect your new generator to last from five to seven years.