Saltwater pools have been a Texas staple for some time now, but we have found that there are still many homeowners who are new to the concept. For some, saltwater conjures up images of a beautiful, turquoise ocean with waves crashing against the beach.
However, having your current swimming pool converted to a saltwater is not only possible, but a smart move. One of the main reasons people are opting for saltwater in their backyard pools is how it makes you feel. While not completely chemical-free, the side effects of swimming in saltwater are far less harsh than more heavily chlorinated pools. And because of this, they live you feeling fresh and rejuvenated swim after swim!
There are numerous other benefits to having a saltwater pool in place of a traditional chlorine pool, some of which we will go over below. If you would like to learn more about saltwater pools or are considering having your traditional pool converted to saltwater, please contact Pool Quest today. Our knowledgeable technicians would be happy to meet with you and discuss the pros and cons to having your pool converted to saltwater.
Why Convert to Saltwater?
Here is a look at some of the main pros to having your traditional swimming pool converted to saltwater by Pool Quest:
Continuous Disinfection. Perhaps one of the most talked about advantages of a saltwater pool is the way in which they are cleaned. Saltwater pools provide a constant delivery of chlorine through a process called electrolysis. This means that you are swimming in water that has been softened, which is better for you than harsh, hard water that has been overly chlorinated. While the salt levels in saltwater pools are far below the salt concentration in ocean waters, it still serves as a continuous source of chlorine and disinfectant.
Side Effects. As mentioned above, one of the main advantages of saltwater pools is that you will no longer have to worry about the side effects typically associated with traditionally chlorinated pools. With a saltwater pool, the days of irritated eyes and skin, redness, dried out hair, burning eyes, and the smell of chlorine will be gone. Additionally, long-term effects of swimming in highly-chlorinated pools such as lung irritation and asthma will be far less likely if using a saltwater pool.
The Bottom Line. There is certainly nothing wrong with traditionally chlorinated pools, but we believe it is important to be aware of the advantages of saltwater pools in order to make the best decision for your needs. One is not necessarily better or worse than the other, it is a simple matter of preference. Both saltwater and traditional pools cost about the same amount, truly leaving the decision up to you. If you are a frequent swimmer with kids and a family, saltwater may be the way to go for health reasons.
To learn more about saltwater pools in the DFW region or to set up a consultation with one of our technicians, please contact Pool Quest today.