Saturday, May 31, 2014

Benefits Of Switching To A Saltwater Pool

You certainly understand how bothersome chlorine can be if you have ever taken a dip in a hotel pool, or in any other pool that is designed to accommodate a whole bunch of people. But these busy pools are not the only place where chlorine can be a nuisance; home pools can also have noticeably negative chlorine effects. Chlorine has a tendency to dry out your skin, and it can also hurt your eyes and damage your hair. On top of this, it can be difficult to maintain chlorine pools, and the levels can fluctuate depending on the weather, the pH, and even the number of people who have been using the pool.

Perhaps you have considered making the switch to a saltwater pool, but have held off because you weren't totally sure what the benefits were.

One of the first things to understand about saltwater pools is that they are not the same as swimming in the ocean, because the salt is not the same. Actually, the salt in a saltwater pool releases chlorine on an as-needed basis, all on its own. Not only does this prevent you from having to keep as close an eye on the levels and balance of your pool as you do with chlorine, but it also makes the water better.

The water in a saltwater pool feels softer as you swim in it, and it will also leave your skin feeling softer than chlorine does. What's more, a saltwater pool will not damage your hair, eyes, or swimsuit in the way that a chlorine pool can. Saltwater pools even prevent algae and waterline scum build-up, and they are better for people with allergies; overall, they are simply healthier for swimmers. And of course, with a saltwater pool, you no longer have to handle toxic chlorine when you are doing your routine pool maintenance.

Check out The Ultimate Guide To Pool Maintenance if you are thinking of changing your pool to saltwater; this book will help you begin to understand your "new" pool!

Once you make the switch to saltwater, you can swim feeling confident that your pool is safe and healthy, and you can do so with a lot less maintenance work than before!

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