Salt Water Pool

Pool water sanitization is essential to keep your pool free from algae and bacteria. Two common methods are using expensive and potentially hazardous chlorine chemicals or a natural salt water chlorination system. Let’s compare the two options to help you make an informed decision:

Salt Water Chlorinator: A Growing Trend

  • Introduced in Australia in the 1970s, salt water chlorination has gained immense popularity over the years.
  • Today, approximately 70% of new pool installations opt for salt water systems, with over 1.3 million salt water pools in the country.

Advantages of Salt Water Pools

  • Enjoy the soft, silky feel of salt water, creating a more pleasant swimming experience.
  • Only 1 teaspoon of salt per gallon of water is used, making it virtually undetectable.
  • Gentler on eyes and skin compared to traditional chlorinated pools.
  • Continuous “shocking” of pool water by the salt water cell reduces the need for harsh chemical shocks.
  • Save an average of $400 per year on chemicals like chlorine and shock.
  • Easier maintenance, making pool care more convenient.

Those Who May Dislike Salt Water Systems

  • Some pool contractors who lack understanding or certification in salt water chlorination may discourage its use, raising concerns about their technical expertise.
  • Pool retailers may not favor salt water systems as they replace higher-margin chemical sales with low-margin commodity salt.

Interesting Facts About Salt Water Pools

  • The salinity of the human body is around 6000 ppm. A salt pool’s salinity of 3400 ppm is much lower than the ocean’s 35,000 ppm, reducing osmotic effects on our skin and eyes.
  • The reduced osmotic effect results in less irritation and discomfort for swimmers compared to freshwater pools.
  • The low salt level makes the salt virtually undetectable, preserving your skin and eyes without the typical effects of chlorine exposure.

Choose the Right Solution for Your Pool

At Southern Poolscapes, we are certified experts in salt water chlorination systems. We encourage you to explore the benefits of salt water pools, enjoying the gentle comfort, cost savings, and ease of maintenance. Trust in our expertise to provide you with a pool that meets your needs and enhances your swimming experience. Make the switch to a salt water chlorinator and enjoy the refreshing difference it brings to your pool.

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