Why Having A Saltwater Pool is WorthEvery Penny
These days we are all looking for ways to save money and reduce our carbon footprint. Unfortunately, operating a pool has traditionally been a drain on both. But now it's possible to be energy efficient and cost effective while still experiencing superior luxury and convenience.
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.
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.
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.
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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