What Are the Benefits of a Salt Water Pool?

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The Chemical Difference in a Salt Water Pool

The salt content in a salt water pool is very mild and only a small fraction of what ocean water contains. This type of pool is not chlorine-free, but it is not necessary to add chlorine tablets directly to the skimmer or pump. In a salt water pool, the chlorine is generated without adding chemicals. It helps keep the water sanitary and algae-free, while also helping to regenerate until more salt is needed.

With a salt water pool, you’ll still need to test your water for chlorine and pH weekly. Every month, it is necessary to test:

    • Alkalinity
    • Calcium level
    • Salt level
    • Stabilizer

Reasons to Upgrade to A Salt Water Pool

If you’re contemplating investing in pool remodeling or new pool construction this year, there are plenty of reasons to seriously consider a salt water pool for your home or multi-family properties. It is truly a more natural, environmentally safer option. Other advantages include

Better for your body

Chlorine causes eye irritation, itchy skin, and the ever-popular “green hair.” The smell can be bothersome at best and even burn sensitive noses. Over-exposure to chlorine can lead to

  • Burning of the eyes, nose, throat
  • Blisters and pain to skin
  • Blurred vision/watery eyes
  • Coughing
  • Feeling of chest tightness
  • Fluid in lungs
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Shortness of breath/wheezing

Lower maintenance

– A salt water pool almost cleans itself. It naturally converts salt into chlorine to keep your pool sanitary and algae-free.

ROI (return on investment)

– It takes a couple of years, but you’ll not only break even, but also save money after investing in a salt water pool.

Health and Wellness Benefits

To say a salt water pool is “better” for you is an understatement. In fact, you can even gain health and wellness benefits. Salt is good for your skin; it softens and even “…helps the skin-barrier function,” says Florida’s Integrative MD Elizabeth Trattner.

“The calming and detoxifying effects of saltwater pools can support the immune, nervous, and lymphatic systems,” Dr. Trattner continued. “Salt is also antimicrobial; this means it can serve as a germ-blocker. We know salt water can kill bacteria and is soothing to our skin. It’s unproven, but some people say spending time in salt water can help clear acne.”

Contact Larsen’s Pool & Spa for More Information About the Benefits of a Salt Water Pool

If you’re considering a new deck and pool construction this year, discuss your options with the swimming pool professionals at Larsen’s Pool & Spa. We’re Tampa Bay’s top swimming pool builder, but we also provide remodeling ideas to upgrade your current pool area. Call Larsen’s Pool and Spa at 727.786.7665 today for more information and to schedule a no-cost consultation.

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