Don’t be fooled, saltwater pools still use chlorine to stay clean, however, they use far less than a traditional pool uses. In result, you’re still able to keep your pool just as clean plus the water will feel even more refreshing! These pools convert the salt to chlorine by using a chlorine generator. Due to the lower chlorine levels, all of the negative impacts associated with chlorine are minimized. In the grand scheme of things, this will ultimately make salt water pools safer than any traditional pool that uses chlorine or a chlorine alternatives.
Since saltwater pools use less chlorine, there’s ultimately going to be less risks associated with these pools. Chlorine is obviously a kind of chemical, making it hazardous and potentially difficult to deal with. Since chlorine has to be bought, handled, and stored it could cause some unpleasant and serious issues if it’s mishandled. If you happen to get the chlorine directly in your eyes or store it in a place it’s not meant to be stored, the results could leave a lasting negative effect.
As many of you probably already know, chlorinated pools have a tendency of irritating your skin and eyes, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and itchy. Saltwater pools don’t use nearly as much chlorine as regular pools do, so the water will feel much more comfortable and refreshing on your skin. You’ll noticed that you feel much more relaxed and your skin will certainly be thanking you afterwards.
A saltwater pool is typically far less tedious to maintain than a traditional pool is. The chlorine generator will monitor and adjust your pool as need be. All you’ll have to do is check the chemical levels at a prescheduled date to make sure everything is as it should be and that your generator is working properly. The constant battle of checking your pool and keeping it balanced is simplified and almost completely eliminated.
The salt may make the water more comfortable for you, but it can be quite harmful and corrosive when it comes in contact with your pool equipment, plants, or soil. You’ll eventually notice that you’re finding yourself replacing your pools lighting, ladders, liner, and other equipment on a more frequent basis than you’re used to. On top of that, the salt also has a negative impact on the nearby plants and soil in the area, especially while you’re back washing your pool.
In order for the chlorine generator to be able to produce enough chlorine, it is going to have to be left on for an extended period of time. The generator will only produce chlorine while it’s on and leaving it off is not a very smart option. You’ll end up running into some problems if you’re pool doesn’t have enough chlorine or isn’t properly balanced. Since you’ll have to leave the generator on, you will unfortunately be forced to use more electricity. Ultimately, causing your electric bill to increase substantially.
Due to the fact that saltwater pools are seen as more valuable and are less common, installation costs could cost you a few thousand more than a traditional pool would. However, saltwater pools will more than likely send up saving you money in the long run. You won’t have to be continually purchasing buckets of chlorine or other chemicals on a weekly basis just to make sure your pool is clean. Assuming you don’t run into a bunch of maintenance issues, you’ll likely end up saving a pretty penny.
To go along with the issue of high installation costs, maintenance is also more costly and difficult. In most cases you will not be able to troubleshoot the issue on your own like you could with a traditional pool. Forcing you to call an expert to assist with your issue, which could end up being quite expensive if there are any major issues.