Being a pool owner, I have personally seen the advantages of a salt chlorine generator in my own backyard pool. There is the cost savings, the time savings on maintenance, and you don’t have to store and handle potentially harmful chemicals.
During these economic times, who doesn’t want to save money? Over time, with a salt chlorine generator, you WILL save money. While it costs between $1200-$2000 to initially install a salt chlorine generator, you make up the cost in as little as five years. Chlorine is very expensive, while salt for swimming pools is inexpensive. comparatively speaking, you could spend upwards of $400 a pool season to buy chlorine for your pool. If using a salt chlorine generator, that cost goes down to less than $100.
Salt water pools are much easier to manage than a traditional chlorine pool, once you learn the system. All you have to do is pour the salt directly into the swimming pool. The salt will dissolve in the water and the water passes through the cell of the chlorine generator, which electrifies the water, thus producing a simple chlorine. The swimming pool is easier to maintain because there is a constant source of chlorine and you don’t get the ups and downs in PH as you would a traditional chlorine pool. With a salt water pool, you only need to check the chemicals once a week.
Salt water pool systems are designed to be a healthier alternative to traditional chlorine pools. They are a lot less harsh on the skin, eyes, hair, and even swimsuits. I personally feel the benefits of it on my skin. My skin is so much softer when I swim in a salt water pool. Plus, you don’t get the pungent chlorine smell, as with traditional chlorine pools.
If you are considering a salt chlorine generator, talk to your pool professional about all of the benefits. It’s worth the initial investment. We have not sold a pool without one in the last 8 years. The benefits speak for themselves.