What You Need to Know About Saltwater Pools

Here are some interesting facts about saltwater pools.

If you are interested in getting a pool, it’s important to weigh your different options.  One of the decisions you will have to make is whether you will go the traditional route, or perhaps try a saltwater pool.  Not familiar saltwater pool systems?  Here are some interesting things to consider.

1) Salt water pools use chlorine that has a positive pH.  This means that the pool water is less irritating to skin and eyes.  The main difference is that you don’t have to add chlorine directly into the water of a saltwater pool.  However, a potential downside is that chlorine loses its ability to sanitize at pH levels higher than 7.8 ppm.

2) The addition of salt into pool water makes it feel smooth and silky to the touch.  As many people describe chlorinated pool water as feeling harsh or abrasive, saltwater pools are a more gentle option.

3) Generally, saltwater pools require a little less maintenance than regular pools.  This is because the salt water cell simply supplies chlorine as needed.  You don’t have to constantly measure pH levels and manually adjust it.  That being said, you should still check pH levels occasionally to ensure that the system is operating properly.

4) Despite the name, saltwater pools aren’t super salty.  Don’t expect it to be the same as swimming in the ocean.  Saltwater pools have only about 1/10 the salinity of seawater.

5) While saltwater pools are initially more expensive than installing a traditional pool, the amount you will save on chlorine means that saltwater pools are often cheaper in the long run.

Consider these interesting saltwater pool facts as you decide what kind of pool will be best for your needs.  Regardless of the type of pool you select, it’s important that you take the proper measures to keep your pool clean and pristine.  For assistance with maintaining your pool, contact the professionals at Clean & Clear Pools.  Located in Danville, California, we serve the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Alamo, and Danville communities.

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