A pool in your backyard is a great way to keep you and your family cool in the summer without having to leave your house. If you are considering a new pool, you will have options to choose from. Chlorine pools can be found in many backyards, and they are a great pool to own. You also have the option of choosing a saltwater pool. Below are some benefits of this pool so you can make the best informed decision on whether it is right for you.
Chlorine is important in a pool because it controls the growth of algae on the sides of the pool, and it kills bacteria that may be in the water. Even though there is less chlorine in the saltwater pool, there is enough of it to perform the job it is meant to do.
A saltwater pool has chlorine just like a traditional pool. The main difference is that chlorine is directly added to a traditional pool via a tablet or liquid and must be added throughout the season as chlorine levels go down.
With a saltwater pool, a chlorine generator converts the salt in the water into chlorine. It then regenerates so it is constantly converting the salt to chlorine. It also saves you time, because your chlorine levels will always be correct. Your water will be algae-free, healthy, and safe for you and your family.
Some people have chlorine allergies, which can become worse if they spend a lot of time in a chlorinated pool. If you have this problem, you will likely have irritation to your eyes and skin. If your allergies are very bad, you may develop a rash and even blister. Because salt water pools have lower levels of chlorine, you will not have this problem, so you will be able to swim as much as you want.
One of the best benefits of owning a saltwater pool is that there is low maintenance because the chlorine is constantly being generated. This means you can spend more time swimming instead of taking care of your pool. If you go away on vacation, you will not have to worry about coming home to a pool full of algae in the water.
Talk with a pool contractor for more information on the different types of pools so you can determine which will work best for your home and needs.