Salt vs. Chlorine
There are advantages and disadvantages with both chlorine and salt systems. The answer will be which choice works best for you and for your pool.
Chlorine may act faster to clean bacteria in the water. Chlorinated pools will recover from pH or bacteria problems quicker than the saltwater systems. Chlorine is not as harsh on the metal and chrome in the pool.
The advantages of a Saltwater pool system include:
- Less maintenance
- Less maintenance costs
- Softer feeling water – better for skin and hair
- Lower chlorine levels mean less burning and stinging of eyes
- Not as harsh on swimsuits, less fading
Most of the disadvantages of a saltwater pool come from converting from chlorine to saltwater as opposed to designing a saltwater pool. Salt can be corrosive. This will affect anything in the pool or anything that gets splashed by the saltwater. Salt doesn’t evaporate or leave. A white film of salt can develop. Although the maintenance of the saltwater pool will be easier, if the pool does have a problem it will take longer to return to normal.
To get the most from a saltwater system, design your new pool salt tolerant features. Call Elite Pool Services 205-490-1385 to discuss your new saltwater pool or conversion of your existing pool. We have the experience and knowledge needed for all your swimming pool needs in the Birmingham area.