Pros of owning a saltwater pool
- Minimal chlorine consumption
- Softer on skin, nails, and hair
- Doesn’t fade your swimwear
- Lower chemical costs
- Poses no health risks
Cons of owning a saltwater pool
- Higher initial installation costs
- Uses more electricity
- Harder to operate in areas where Calcium Hardness levels are high
In the Dallas area, we see a lot of saltwater swimming pools because our water is hard and many bathers enjoy the soft water swim experience. They are extremely popular because most brands sell consumers on the fact that they are maintenance free. But, they aren’t maintenance free in Dallas because the electrode plates will scale with our hard water and prevent them from generating chlorine.
With that being said, if you own one you’re going to need to keep your Calcium Hardness levels low. That’s why we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every two years with The Puripool Process. If you should have any questions about saltwater vs. chlorine please let us know. We recommend both types of sanitation and if you keep your hardness levels lower and pH within normal ranges it will definitely allow the salt system to work much better.