If you have decided to put a pool on your property, and you’ve also been working as diligently as possible to recycle, reuse, and generally help the environment in every way that you’re able to on a daily basis, you would be well advised to consider installing a salt water pool system.
There are many health and environmental benefits to a salt water pool system. These types of systems virtually eliminate algae issues due to the fact that the chlorine in the pool is not compromised by substantial stabilizer levels. Chlorine tablets can cause a fluctuation in stabilizer levels causing the chlorine to not work properly which results in yellow algae and undesirable sanitation levels.
Stabilizer is added only as needed and you will need much less of it to produce positive results with a salt pool system. You will also save on the water you use because salt systems keep levels stable which avoids the need to drain you pool when stabilizer levels increase too much.
There are a number of health benefits on top of conserving water when compared to a pool that uses traditionally harsh, manufactured chlorine tablets. Traditional chlorinated pools cause swimmers to experience eye irritation, possible skin rashes, dry itchy eyes, unusually dry skin and hair discoloration. The ratio of salt used in a salt water pool is very small when compared to the concentration of salt in water from the ocean resulting in a pleasant and healthy swimming experience.
On top of the benefits to the environment and your health provided by a salt pool system, research indicates that consumers find salt pools to be a more cost effective choice when compared to standard chlorinated pools. When compare to chlorine, salt costs less and the hazards of transporting and storing salt are small when compared to trying to safely transport and store chlorine in child proof containers. Read, research and educate yourself about everything you need to know regarding pool systems so you can make an informed choice.