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Build Your Salt Water Pool

The negative downside of owning a pool is the chlorine factor. You want to be able to use your pool whenever you want; however, when you swim in a pool with chlorine too often, it can upset the skin. Over-chlorinated pools threaten swimmers’ health in many ways. If you switch to a saltwater pool system, you will automatically recognize the benefits. Pools by Design offers the option of installing a salt water pool system.

A salt water pool has numerous benefits for your skin, eyes, and overall health. The installation of a salt water system may be more expensive than going the traditional route, but the benefits of having a salt water pool will soon outweigh the price. If you plan on spending a lot of time in your pool, a salt water pool a great alternative to chlorine. You can remain fully relaxed in your backyard without having to worry about what damage chlorine is doing to you.

Contact Pools by Design to learn more about the installation and maintenance process of a salt water system in your future swimming pool.

Why having a saltwater pool is worth every penny

The aesthetic appeal of your pool is not the only thing you need to keep in mind during the design process. You also need to consider the safety of the pool water.

What is a saltwater system?

The science behind a saltwater system can be a difficult concept to grasp, but the simpler explanation of it is you add salt instead of chlorine to your pool. This kind of system uses a salt chlorine generator, resulting in the water to come out silkier than chlorine water. Saltwater pools work best with fiberglass pools, but it is still compatible with vinyl liner pools with polymer wall panels or concrete pools with a tiled interior. Due to their increasing popularity, you won’t want to skip out on a salt water pool system.



There are many financial benefits to using a saltwater system, but the health benefits may outweigh those benefits. The water is smoother, making it more gentle on both the skins and the eyes. You don’t have to deal with the strong chlorine smell, and the actual visibility of the water is clear and smooth. Getting great use out of your pool while not having to worry about the swimmers’ health increases the appeal to your pool. You’ll save money on pool chemicals simultaneously looking out for the swimmers' eyes, skin, and hair.



Annually, salt water systems are going to be more cost efficient. The original purchase of the salt chlorine generator may put a dent in your pocket. The average price ranges between $600 - $2,000, however many individuals who have purchased one have noted that they view it as an investment because they don’t need to buy chlorine continually. The generator lasts between 3-7 years. After all the finances are calculated, this system costs relatively the same as the traditional chlorine system.


Type of Salt?

Of course, you cannot manually put table salt into a salt chlorine generator. You need a specific pool salt for it to work in your pool. The three options you have to choose are solar salt, mechanically evaporated salt, and mined salt. Make sure the salt you are purchased is intended for swimming pools. The recommended percentage of salt purity is 99% or higher. The higher the rate, the less trouble it'll give you for both appearance and maintenance. Pools by Design can help you in deciding which type of salt will be best for you.


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