Before a pool owner decides to convert their ordinary water pool to that of a salt water system, they have to take both the positive and negative aspects that a salt water pool comes with. While most people will argue that swimming in a salt water pool is more comfortable and enjoyable than when one is swimming in a traditionally chlorinated pool, there are some other factors that one should take into consideration of the cost that one has to incur when doing the initial system installation and the constant repairs that they will need to undertake. In this article, we are going to look at the pros and cons of converting an ordinary pool into a salt water pool.
One can argue that maintaining a salt water pool is easier than maintaining a chlorinated pool. The salt water system that you will install will convert the salt into the levels of chlorine which is appropriate. This will ensure that you do not constantly add chlorine into the pool. This goes along way in ensuring that the maintenance process of the pool is easy. Even though you will have to be constantly checking the pool’s water, to ascertain that the appropriate chemical levels are maintained, you will not have to be pouring chemicals into your pool in an endeavor to keep your pool safe.
Taking into consideration that a salt water pool still contains some amount of chlorine, the water in such a pool is considered to be milder as compared to that which is in a pool that uses an ordinary system. Even though referred to like salt water pools, they do not have as much salt as most of us may be thinking, the salt content that is found in them can be equated to that which is found in a human tear. This ensures that one has a wonderful experience when swimming, it also ensures that your eyes do not experience stings or burns when you open your eyes while you are under water.
One of the major advantage that a saltwater pool has over this other ordinary pools is that the chemicals that you need to maintain it are considerably cheaper than those that are used to maintain the ordinary pools. Since salt does not evaporate as easily as chlorine does, you will not be faced with the frequent expenses that come with purchasing of chlorine for replacement. The only cost you will incur is that of adding salt which comes once in an entire season.
One of the major challenges that most individuals face when they want to convert their ordinary pools into salt water pools is the initial installation cost. Even though most of them find the cost manageable, it can be at times so high due to the other things that you may need to purchase. Additionally, you may need to make some other specific and unique adjustments before you entirely convert your pool. So before you commit yourself into converting your pool, it is advisable that you carry out some research so that you can establish the required amount. Before you begin switching your system, consult with a pool installation and repair contractor as they will give you the estimation.