Salty Summers Without the Beach
man dumping salt in a Saltwater Pool

There’s something about saltwater that just screams summer. Maybe it’s the memories of spending time with your friends or family at the beach all day with your toes in the sand. Maybe it’s the memories of smelling the salty air as you walked down the brightly lit boardwalk at night, eating French fries with vinegar. But did you know that you can soak in the sun and saltwater from the comfort of your own home with a saltwater pool?

Benefits of a Saltwater Pool

While it is initially the larger investment when compared to traditional chlorine pools, a saltwater pool has many benefits. One main advantage is that the water contains fewer chemicals than it would if it went through a pure chlorine sanitization. The fewer chemicals a pool contains, the easier it is on the skin and eyes of those swimming in it. No more burning eyes after swimming underwater with no goggles on! Using salt also frees pool owners from having to safely store and maintain harsh chemicals. 

Another benefit of a saltwater pool is that the water may feel softer than traditionally chlorinated pool water. However, you must ensure that you are using a water softening pool salt. Otherwise, you may stain your pool and deck. Using something as common as salt is also more cost-effective maintenance-wise as you don’t have to continuously buy chlorine.

People suffering from asthma or allergies may also find that swimming in a saltwater pool is more comfortable due to the lack of chemical smells. For many, a heavily chlorinated pool leaves a burning sensation in the nose and eyes when coming up from the water. Because the system uses salt to produce chlorine to cleanse the pool, there is little to no chlorine smell.

Disadvantages of Owning a Saltwater Pool

As with anything, there are some disadvantages as well. One of the most common is that the presence of salt usually ends in corrosion. Whether it be the metal pool ladder in the deep end of an in-ground pool or the metal tray around the top of an above-ground pool, the salt is most likely going to damage it over time. Saltwater pool owners need to check their pool’s salt level, alkalinity and watch out for calcium buildup or deposits. While any pool has its own unique maintenance needs, your saltwater pool will require the expertise of a trained professional. Luckily, our team at Aqua Leisure can handle it all.

Let the Pool Professionals Help

Whether you decide to invest in a traditional pool or choose to go with a saltwater pool, the pool professionals at Aqua Leisure Pools & Spas have the skills and experience needed to help you create the backyard oasis of your dreams. Contact us today!