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Why a Salt Water Pool is Better Than a Chlorine Pool

Salt water pool systems are becoming a popular choice for home pools. Such systems are considered by many to be a wiser option than the standard chlorine pool system. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of switching to a salt water pool system.

    WALLER, TX, July 01, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In the traditional pool system, chlorine must be periodically added to the water in tablet form in order for the water to remain healthy and safe to swim in. The chemical chlorine helps to prevent harmful bacteria and algae from congregating in the pool. In a salt water pool system, a chlorine generator is used to transform sodium chloride ("salt") into chlorine. In this method, there is constant stream of chlorine in the pool for sanitation, and the pool owner does not have to repeatedly place chlorine tablets inside the pool. So, a salt water pool system is not chlorine-free but it is safer and is not salty. The amount of salt in this type of pool is close to the amount of salt in the human body, and dramatically less than the salinity of sea water. So the water in the pool tastes soft and not salty.

The feel and taste of the water is a main advantage that people note when switching to a salt water pool. Because there are no chalky chlorine tablets thrown into the water, the water does not feel or taste like it is loaded with chemicals. Rather, the water is soft and better for the body. It will not irritate the eyes or offend the nose. Thankfully, water in a salt water pool system will not turn your hair green like chlorine pools. Another advantage is easier maintenance. You will not have to add chlorine to the pool often, because it is produced from the water. Buying chlorine tablets can be a costly routine. Owners usually say that not having to buy chlorine tablets is well worth the installation price of a new salt water pool system.

The initial cost to convert to a salt water pool may deter some pool owners. Salt must also be purchased and added to the pool. However, this is not a weekly or frequent task. Salt usually must only be bought every year, depending on how much is lost due to splashing and overflow. Careful and regular maintenance is a must for a salt water pool because if the parts of the chlorine generator become damaged they can be very expensive to replace. This includes the addition of cyanuric acid to reduce the sun's UV rays that affect the chlorine in the water. If properly maintained, a salt water pool can last for years without needing costly repairs. Switching to a salt water pool is a wise investment with many pros that outweigh the small number of cons.

We are your number one source for residential and commercial salt water pool systems and salt chlorine generators. Our expertise assures that your pool salt system will enhance the enjoyment of your pool for everyone. If you are like many pool owners, converting your pool to a salt system is a simple do-it-yourself process. All you need is a chlorine generator, some common hardware, and a couple of basic tools.

Address: 40316 Hempstead Hwy., Waller, TX 77484
Phone: 936-372-1515

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Don Uhle
Salt Pool Systems
Waller, TX
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