5 Advantages of Salt Water Pools
Saltwater or chlorinated water? That is the question! Even though personal preference is a factor, listed are 5 great advantages of owning a saltwater pool:
1. Low Maintenance
Saltwater pools require much less maintenance when compared to traditional, chlorinated pools. This is because the salt cells produce enough chlorine, as needed, through electrolysis. The salt cells convert salt into active chlorine for a lower cost as compared to the traditional form of liquid or solid chlorine. It’s surprising to know that salt water pools are not as salty as you think they are! They are not anywhere near as salty as seawater; in fact, they only have about one-tenth of the salinity. Also, they are not chlorine-free, instead, as mentioned above, electrolysis is used to create chlorine, which disinfects the water. There is no need to shock your pool or buy harsh chemicals for cleaning day.
2. Softer Water
One of the most desirable advantages of salt water pools is the softer-feeling water they produce. In addition to softer water, there is no smell of chlorine lingering in the air. So instead of a headache from the chlorine-smell, you get silky-smooth skin and a breath of fresh air.
3. Health Benefits
Studies have shown that the salt water can be beneficial for your skin and health. Since salt water pools have lower chlorine levels, they are much gentler on your eyes and skin. Chlorine pools can leave your skin dry and itchy, however, studies have been done that prove how salt water can help with skin disorders like eczema, acne, and psoriasis. It also helps your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
In addition to your skin, salt water pools help promote our body’s natural relaxation process leaving us more refreshed.
4. Better Workouts
Not everyone loves going to the gym, but you can have your own exercise routine in your pool! Swimming is an awesome workout and allows you to get in shape with the least amount of pressure on your joints. With every stroke, you are resisting the flow of water and becoming stronger. The salt water also contains bromide, a mineral that helps relieve aches and pains in joints and muscles. Therefore, those recovering from injuries, or who need to modify their workouts, find it easier to move within a saltwater pool.
It is believed that salt water pools are safer because owners are not forced to store and handle unsafe chemicals. In addition, studies suggest that regular exposure to heavily chlorinated swimming pools could pose long-term health risks.
There are certainly many advantages to owning a saltwater pool, however, do your research and make sure the initial investment is within your budget. They are pricey in the beginning, but worth it in the end. Call the experts at Pleasure Pools today if you need help deciding which pool is right for your home. We are always here to help, 985.626.1283 or 504.888.6660.