It’s natural to think of the ocean when you hear “saltwater,” but saltwater swimming pools have very little in common with the briny environment except a bit of salt—and even in that there’s not much of a comparison. Saltwater pools have about 1/10 th the salinity as the ocean, but the little bit of salt they do have seriously cuts down on the amount of chlorine needed for disinfection and sanitizing. If you’re thinking about having a new in-ground swimming pool built, consider these benefits of choosing a saltwater pool and then talk with your pool contractor in Greenville, SC for specific cost and budgeting information.
Saltwater pools create their own chlorine through a process called electrolysis. This means you won’t need to add
“Soft Water” Feel
If you have a water softener in your home, you know what the addition of sodium or potassium (salt) can make water feel smooth, silky, and soft to the touch. Swimming in highly chlorinated water can feel rough and abrasive, whereas people who swim in saltwater pools often say it feels like swimming in rain water.
Another benefit of installing a saltwater system is that these pools typically require less hands-on maintenance than traditional swimming pools. This is due to the fact that saltwater cells simply produce chlorine as needed, eliminating the need to constantly monitor and add chlorine yourself. However, you will still need to check chlorine levels periodically to make sure the saltwater system is working properly.