Salt Water vs. Chlorine Pools

Niños en piscina sobre colchoneta fucsiaSalt vs. Chlorine

Salt-water pools have become very popular in the last couple of years. While salt-water pools may bring up thoughts of taking a dip in the ocean, they are actually complete the opposite. In fact, salt-water pools still use chlorine to disinfect your pool. Salt-water pools use a chlorine generator, which uses a brine, salt, in order to produce chlorine to keep your pool clean.

When deciding on which pool option will work best for your needs, there are many factors to consider, including:

  • Price tag – salt-water pools tend to cost a bit more than traditional chlorine pools. The special generator that is needed for salt pools costs about $1,000, and you will have to spend about $20 a month on salt. However, keep in mind that you will not have to spend any money on chlorine since the salt will generate its own.
  • Comfort – the level of salt that is in a salt water pool is around the same level of salt that is found in tears, making it much more comfortable for your skin and eyes. As an added bonus, it will also keep your bathing suits looking newer, longer.
  • Handling- with a chlorine pool, you have to handle the chlorine chemical, which is a corrosive chemical. In general, the less corrosive chemicals you have to handle, the better.
  • Landscape – salt-water pools can have serious effects on any landscaping that is close to the pool, since the salt will rob soil of nutrients and kill any nearby plants.
  • Maintenance – salt-water pools require much more maintenance and upkeep compared to chlorine pools. Metal parts in the filter system will have to be replaced much more frequently since salt corrodes metal.

For all of your pool maintenance and pool service needs and to ensure that your Northern California pool stays looking its best, no matter if it is a salt-water or chlorine pool, contact Clean and Clear Pools in Danville, California.

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