Saltwater pools have been around since the 1970s. They contain chlorine, but it’s a much smaller amount that is naturally produced. Instead of harsh chemicals, saltwater pools convert salt into chlorine. They are easier to maintain, do not have the same scent as chlorine pools, and offer more benefits than chlorine pools.
How A Saltwater Pool Works
The pool uses a saltwater chlorine generator and it maintains its cleanliness without the need for chlorine or shock. The salt system will split apart the salt and the water causing it to sanitize the pool in a pure way. The purifier kills germs and other unwanted bacteria as it travels through the jets and plumbing. The salt is recycled throughout this process helping the pool will remain clean and clear. There is also much less salt in a saltwater pool than there is in the ocean so you will not notice the salt when you are swimming as there are around 3000 parts per million.
Benefits of A Saltwater Pool
- They are a better option for those with allergies or asthma.
- They are good for exercise.
- They do not irritate eyes or skin.
- The water feels softer and silkier, unlike abrasive chlorine pool water.
- This type of pool will not fade the color of swimsuits.
- It decreases inflammation in the body.
- It relaxes the body and aids it in detoxification.
- It is known to sterilize the skin.
- It calms the nervous and lymphatic systems.
- It prevents algae growth.
Cons of Chlorine
- Chlorine can be harmful to the skin as it requires harsh chemicals that cause itchy or dry skin.
- It can cause an itchy throat and a runny rose.
- It requires continuous testing which can be inconvenient yet necessary.