Pros & Cons of Chlorine & Saltwater Pools


KEN KING Pros & Cons of Chlorine & Saltwater Pools Nov 20, 2019

Pros & Cons of Chlorine & Saltwater Pools

What Is a Saltwater Pool?

Saltwater pools contain salt, but it’s in quantities usually undetectable by human taste buds. The concentration of salt won’t affect hair or skin and is more like saline than an aggressive solution.

A salt chlorine generator is used when creating a saltwater pool. This machine can use several different types of salt. Solar salt, mechanically evaporated salt, and mined salt are all viable options. No matter where the salt comes from, it’s almost always easier on the skin and eyes than the chemicals found in chlorine swimming pools.

Some of the benefits of a saltwater pool include:

  • Softer water texture
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Gentler water for those with sensitive skin
  • Fewer chemicals

Because of the clarity of the water, saltwater pools can be easily neglected when it comes to water testing. Compared to other types of pools, saltwater pools can be more complex to repair. Although saltwater pools frequently cost more to set up initially, they do cost less over time. If a saltwater pool is preferred because of an allergic reaction to chlorine, the consumer should understand that most saltwater pools will contain some amount of chlorine.

What Is a Chlorine Pool?

Chlorine pools are extremely popular in the United States. Chlorine is used in both spas and gyms because it can sanitize pools and keep harmful bacteria from disrupting health. Schools and community centers frequently use chlorine pools because they’re safe for most swimmers.

Chlorine comes in tablet, liquid, and powder forms. These three forms have an impact on how and when the pool is cleaned. Chlorine tablets generally clean the pool consistently over a longer period, while powdered chlorine may need to be used more frequently. Depending on the frequency of use, the pool may vary in terms of cleanliness and the need to use chemicals.

Here are some of the benefits of chlorine pools:

  • Inexpensive during the initial pool investment
  • Easy to use
  • Not damaging to pool accessories
  • Known for its ability to disinfect pools

You’ll need to do frequent testing with a chlorine pool. Eyes and skin can be easily irritated by the chemicals, and chlorine has a strong odor even outside the pool. Bathing suits have also been known to fade from exposure to chlorine.

No matter which type of pool you choose for your home, be sure to work with an experienced, highly respected San Diego pool builder. San Diego Pools has been creating award-winning pool designs for more than forty years, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers, our intricate eye for detail, and our focus on high-quality craftsmanship. Call us today at 888-707-7786 to schedule your free design consultation.