Until converting their pools to salt systems, pool owners should weigh a number of positive and negative factors. Although swimming in salt water is considered to be more enjoyable than swimming in chlorinated pools, the costs of installation and maintenance can be prohibitive for some homeowners. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of switching to a saline pool scheme.
Upkeep is important
It is easier to maintain a saline pool than it is to maintain a chlorinated pool. You won’t have to keep adding chlorine to your pool because your salt system transforms the salt to the necessary chlorine. This makes upkeep a lot simpler. You must also check the chemical levels in your pool’s water, but you do not need to continually dump in buckets of chemicals to keep your pool clean.
Water that is softer
While chlorine is still present in saltwater pools, the water is much milder than in conventional pools. They’re also not as salty as you would think, with a salt content similar to that of human tears rather than ocean water. This makes swimming even more enjoyable because opening your eyes underwater does not hurt or burn as it would if you opened your eyes in a traditional pool system.
Costs of Chemicals
One of the major advantages of saline systems over conventional chlorine systems is the lower cost of the chemicals used to keep the water clean. Since salt does not evaporate as quickly as chlorine, you would not have to pay the high cost of replacing evaporated chlorine on a regular basis; instead, you would only have to add salt a couple of times a season (at worst).