Salt Water Pool Systems Birmingham, Al

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 Pools

Chlorine may act faster to clean bacteria in the water. Chlorinated pools will recover from pH or bacteria problems quicker than saltwater systems.

Chlorine is not as harsh on the metal and chrome in the pool.

Saltwater Pools

The advantages of a saltwater pool system:

  • Less maintenance
  • Fewer maintenance costs
  • Softer feeling water – better for skin and hair
  • Lower chlorine levels mean less burning and stinging of the eyes
  • Not as harsh on swimsuits, less fading

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 (algae) it will take longer to return to normal.

Call Elite Pool Services at 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.


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