With over 1.3 million salt water pools in the U.S. today, what is the benefit of converting to a salt water pool? Before we can answer that question, we need to dive more into how do salt water pools work. Contrary to the name, salt water pools just like traditional pools, use chlorine to sanitize the water. The difference is a salt water pool uses a chlorine generator to produce natural chlorine by breaking down the salt into chloride and sodium. Once the salt is converted into chlorine, it sanitizes and oxidizes the water within the generator. The chlorine then turns back into salt once it goes back into the pool. This is a continuous process, so the pool is sanitized, and the water balanced. With a traditional pool, someone is routinely responsible for adding the necessary chemicals including chlorine. This is necessary as chlorine levels naturally diminish in order to sanitize the pool.
There are several benefits to owning a salt water pool.
If you are interested in converting your swimming pool into a salt water pool, feel free to contact Executive Blue Pools at (469) 340-2757.