The Advantages of Swimming in a Salt Water Pool
A couple of years ago a decision was made to convert our chlorine based indoor pool to salt water. Once we weighed out the pros and cons, it was a ‘must do’ to make this conversion. You may wonder what lead to making this choice. Simply put; it’s a cleaner, safer and more soothing swim our guests now enjoy.
Let’s break it down a little more so you can understand how a salt water pool benefits your body during and after a soothing and refreshing ‘salt water pool dip’:
- No side effects from traditional chlorination systems
- Cleaner than Chlorine based pools by nature
- Chlorine may irritate the eyes and skin- salt water will not
- Creates its own chlorine using salt through a process called electrolysis
- Gentle on eyes and skin compared to chlorine
- Salt makes water feel smooth and silky to the touch
- No red eyes, itchy skin or discolored hair from chlorine
- A more natural option than chlorine
- Enjoy more swim time–less chemicals
How do Salt Water Pools Work?
Salt water pool systems actually create their own method of keeping a pool clean through electrolysis. As such there is no dangerous storage of chemicals associated with chlorine based pools. This cleaning process insures that the water is safe, bacteria free and always healthy. Sanitizing in a salt water pool is a natural process that requires no handling of dangerous chemicals.
You may think of the salt water oceans in our world as a comparison to a salt water pool. It’s not an accurate comparison as salt water pools only contain about 10% of the salt found in natural sea water. The type of salt that is used in salt water pools is the same as table salt—very gentle on your eyes and skin.
It was our conclusion that a salt water pool out-performed a chlorine based pool in every aspect related to health, cleanliness, and body benefits. These are the main reason we choose a salt water solution vs. Chlorine.