Custom Saltwater Pool in Tucson

Build Your Salt Water Pool

One downside of owning a pool is the presence of chlorine. 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 your skin. Over-chlorinated pools threaten swimmers’ health in many ways. If you switch to a salt water pool system, you will immediately see 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 is a great alternative to chlorine. You can remain fully relaxed in your backyard without having to worry about the damage too much chlorine can too.

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. Salt water pools produce chlorine naturally, so you don’t have to rely on buying chlorine and potentially adding too much of this chemical to your water.
A man pouring salt into a salt water system

What is a saltwater system?

The science behind a saltwater system can be a difficult concept to grasp. The simplest explanation is that you add salt instead of chlorine to your pool. The salt then reacts with salt chlorine generators to produce chlorine naturally, meaning your chemical levels are more balanced. This also leads to silkier water. Salt water 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.

A woman with smooth skin enjoying the benefits of a salt water pool


There are many financial benefits to using a salt water system, but there are even more health benefits. Salt water can be more gentle on both the skin 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 your health increases the appeal of a custom pool. You’ll save money on pool chemicals while simultaneously looking out for your eyes, skin, and hair.

A man paying for his new salt water pool


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 a traditional chlorine system.

Different types of pool salt

Type of Salt?

Of course, you cannot put table salt into a salt chlorine generator. You need a specific pool salt for it to work in your pool. Your three options 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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