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Are Saltwater Pools Salty?

Are saltwater pools actually salty? Most people, pool owners included, assume that having a salt water generator makes their swimming pool water salty. I think that they are expecting to swim in water that you find at the beach. I mean, who doesn’t love going to the beach, right? Unfortunately, though, this is a common misconception and a high expectation. Though it would be nice, salt water generators do not mimic the beach experience.

Salt water generators provide many benefits to your pool and pockets, however, making your water “beach salty” is not one of them. If your pool isn’t as salty as the water found at the beach, then how salty is your pool after using a salt water generator? (more…)

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Converting Your Pool to Saltwater

Converting Your Pool to Saltwater

When people find out that I deal with swimming pools on a daily basis, one of the most common questions I get is, “What do you think about salt pools?” to which I find myself going into a little sales blurb on what a salt pool is. I would say 90% of the people have heard of salt pools, but don’t really know how they work. Most know they are supposed to be nicer than chlorine pools and think that salt pools don’t use chlorine, but this is not the case. This article will explain how a salt pool works, if one is the right choice for you and then the process of converting your pool from traditional chlorine to salt.


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