Perks of Converting Your Pool to Saltwater

Perks of Converting Your Pool to Saltwater

Gentle on the skin

Harsh chlorine chemicals irritate skin and eyes and cause tremendous discomfort after a day out swimming in the pool. Chlorine and the byproducts of chlorine are known to cause dry skin, rashes, irritated eyes, and if not properly maintained, burns. Converting to a saltwater system eliminates all of these irritants. Saltwater is saline, which is naturally biocompatible with our eyes and skin. Feel free to dive in without your goggles because a saltwater pool will be gentle on your eyes and skin and won’t irritate. Plus, you won’t have to worry about keeping harsh chemicals in your home away from your children.

Easier to maintain

Saltwater pool maintenance is as easy as lounging under the sun while your children play. All you need to do is install a salt chlorinator system (A professional here at ASP will take care of this step for you). Costs of converting to saltwater will tend to range around $1,700 - $2,500 and will require a replacement every five to seven years.

After the initial installation, maintenance is a breeze. Saltwater pools practically maintain themselves as the chlorinator system constantly breaks down the salt into sanitizing agents. There is no need to retool water and chemical levels which means no downtime for your pool. All you have to do is just sit back and relax by the pool while your system gently cleans and breaks down the salt particles into chlorine.

No more odor

Another perk of converting to a saltwater pool is that there is significantly less odor. A byproduct of chlorine is the pungent smell due to the oxidation of matter found in your pool water. These byproducts are called “chloramines” and are greatly reduced when you convert to a saltwater system. The only thing saltwater won’t eliminate are those pruney fingers we all get after staying in too long.

Of course, there are some drawbacks and limitations when it comes to deciding whether or not to make the switch from chlorine to saltwater. If your pool is finished with a plaster surface, the saltwater may corrode it faster and require you to refinish your pool more often. Any metal pool part components will also corrode more quickly from the salt and you will most likely have to replace them with salt-friendly materials.

Ready to make the switch?

Talk to your local ASP expert to figure out if converting to saltwater is the right move for you. At ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company, we want to help you enjoy your pool more! Let our dedicated pool professionals take care of your pool maintenance routine. We will also help determine if converting to a saltwater system would be the best route for your pool and guide you through the best solution for your setup. To find an ASP location near you, visit this page: