Ready to convert your pool? With the expected shortage of chlorine, it’s a good time to upgrade to a salt water pool. This can be beneficial because of the many benefits of salt water!
Many pool owners agree that swimming in saltwater simply feels better than a traditionally chlorinated pool. There is a cost to switch over (usually around $2000), but our salt pool owners feel the cost was well worth it.
Let’s look at why it’s a great time to convert your pool salt and the benefits from doing so.
It’s a Great Time to Convert
February and March are great times to take the plunge and convert your pool to salt. When you do it now, you are ready to go the minute you open your pool. For some pool owners, this is in March with a pool heater. For others it’s in April, and they want to be ready to go. If you’re interested, be sure and contact our pool service team today!
Now let’s look at the benefits of a salt water pool.
Maintenance is Often Easier
It is generally easier to maintain a salt pool than it is a chlorinated pool.
Why? This is because your salt system converts the salt to the chlorine your pool needs. This means you don’t have to constantly add more chlorine to your pool.
Because of this, it is easier to maintain your pool. It is still important to test your pool water regularly to ensure you have the right chemical levels.
Your Water is Softer
Salt pools have milder water than traditional pools. Yes, saltwater pools still have chlorine in them, but the water makes for a much more pleasant swim.
When swimmers open their eyes under the water, their eyes don’t burn like they would in a traditionally chlorinated pool. What’s more, your skin is less likely to have any irritation, and your skin won’t have any itchiness.
Chemical Costs May be Cheaper
Salt (saline) systems are usually cheaper when it comes to chemicals. This is because salt doesn’t evaporate like chlorine does. So, you aren’t having to constantly add evaporated chlorine. You just need to add salt a few times during the season.
Know Your Repair Costs
You do want to understand that you may incur repair costs with salt pool because salt can be corrosive. This means you might have to replace any metal parts of your pool more frequently than you would in a traditionally chlorinated pool. We are here to help, though!
Do remember that a salt water pool is a chlorine pool. It simply converts pool salt to chlorine for you. This way your pool remains clean just like a regularly chlorinated pool would. The benefits from a salt water pool come from water quality, easier maintenance, and cost.
Whether you decide to stick with your current pool system, or you decide to convert to a saltwater pool, our best advice is to partner with a reputable dealer in your area who sells the highest quality pool chemicals. These dealers can help you with your pool maintenance, free water tests, and the best pool chemicals on the market.