Saltwater vs Chlorine Pools

Saltwater pools have become more popular over the years. There are some great advantages to saltwater pools that deserve consideration if you are installing a new pool or if your current pool needs to undergo repairs. 

The Saltwater Pool

True to its name, saltwater pools use salt! Contrary to popular belief, saltwater pools actually still contain chlorine. In fact, a chlorine generator is used to split the sodium and chloride in salt into parts through electrolysis. That process generates the chlorine that keeps the pool clean. The chlorine generator allows you to control the amount of chlorine added to the pool. 

The Chlorine Pool

As you may know, a chlorine pool requires weekly doses of chemicals and balancing agents in order to maintain the proper level of chlorine. Chlorine fumes are dangerous and must be stored and handled carefully. Most commonly, a pool company is used in order to keep the proper levels of chemicals. 

The Pros and Cons

Of course, there are pros and cons to both styles of pool systems. Below, we’ve included some of the items listed on

The Salty Summary

The initial cost to build a saltwater pool will likely be higher than a chlorine pool, however, the annual maintenance cost of the saltwater pool will be significantly lower. There are many health benefits of having a saltwater pool vs a traditional chlorine pool.

Keep in mind, your environment might also play a factor in which system is best for your property. We always suggest contacting a few local pool companies in order to get their opinion. We have a list of companies that our clients have used in the past that we’d be happy to share with you. Don’t hesitate to reach out at [email protected]

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