Saltwater pools used to be the exception, but now they are becoming a very popular method of water treatment in swimming pools. Most builders are now making salt water systems standard on their new pools. The demand to turn ordinary chlorine pools into saltwater pools is at all time high.
Why have saltwater pools become so popular?
Traditional pools chlorine levels are between 3.0 and 10.0 ppm, while a saltwater pool chlorine level is between 0.5 to 1.0 ppm, making it more comfortable for swimmers. But the real problem is in packaged pool chemicals and the additives and carriers in those chemicals. Swimmers, who claim allergic reactions to chlorine, typically experience no problems when they are in a saltwater pool. The answer isn’t the absence of chlorine. Salt systems create their own chlorine. The benefit is that salt systems do not include of all the packaged chemicals and by-products which can cause skin and eye irritation.
What is the benefit of a saltwater pool?
Most people buy a Saltwater System for the increased swimmer comfort. Here is the best rationale for buying a salt water system: You spend $25,000 and up to build a beautiful pool, so wouldn’t it make sense to invest on the water quality. After all, shouldn’t the most important thing about the pool be the water? A little investment on the salt water system will allow the typical homeowner to enjoy their swimming experience much, much more.
What is the down side to a saltwater pool?
It is very important to be careful with regard to water chemistry. With Saltwater Systems it is still necessary to check and balance water chemistry. Not maintaining the chemistry properly will lead to high pH levels, and problems trying to keep the pH down. But in our experience it is simply a matter of keeping the water chemistry balanced.