IS A SALT WATER POOL FOR YOU?
Salt water pools have been growing in popularity in recent years, and not just at luxury resorts. People are putting salt water pools in their own backyards with increasing frequency. However, before asking your The Woodlands pool builder for a salt water pool – or converting your traditional pool to salt water – make sure this is the right choice for you and your family. Salt water pools, like any pools, come with pros and cons.
Advantages of Salt Water Pools
Salt water pools have lower levels of chlorine. It’s a myth that salt water pools don’t contain chlorine at all, but it is true that you do not have to add it manually. These pool systems convert the salt into chlorine with special chlorine generators. This lower chlorine level is gentler on your skin and eyes and is less likely to aggravate allergies or sensitivities.
In addition, while their name makes salt water pools sound like they are filled with ocean water, they actually contain much less salt than that. The amount of salt in these pools is about the same as your tears – meaning that opening your eyes under water is safe. A self-cleaning salt water pool also requires less maintenance than a chlorine pool, so you can go out of town for weeks without worrying about returning to green water.
Disadvantages of Salt Water Pools
A regular pool can be more economical to install, making it the best choice for many. Once installation of a salt water pool is complete however, you will spend less money on chlorine, meaning that in the long run, you can actually save money. The higher upfront cost remains a deterrent for some people.
Also, the wastewater or backwash from a salt water swimming pool may kill nearby plants. For this reason, you should be familiar with the ordinances concerning salt water pools in your area to make sure you are in compliance. Even though salt water pools do require less maintenance, they do use more electricity, which may be a concern for some.
It’s up to you to decide whether the benefits of a salt water pool outweigh the disadvantages. Ask your The Woodlands pool builder for more information.
About Regal Pools
Regal Pools is an experienced custom pool builder serving swimming pool owners in The Woodlands, Spring, and Cypress, Texas. From new pool construction in The Woodlands to Spring swimming pool renovation, Regal Pools is your Cypress pool design expert. Regal Pools is also proud to offer existing pool owners swimming pool service, pool equipment upgrades, and outdoor living consultation in The Woodlands, Spring, and surrounding North Houston suburbs. As an experienced custom pool builder we enhance your backyard living lifestyle by creating your dream outdoor living space. From your pool to your outdoor kitchen, it all comes together in one cohesive design for the ultimate backyard living experience.
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