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Why Saltwater Swimming Pools Are Considered Environmentally Friendly

Updated on June 1, 2015
Saltwater Swimming Pools and Its Benefits
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Saltwater swimming pools have gained in popularity in recent years as more and more people are becoming environmentally aware. Though they can be more costly, many people are willing to take on the extra expense of these nontraditional pools in order to avoid exposure to chemicals and other unpleasant side effects of traditional chlorinated pools.

The Differences

The difference is quite simple…with saltwater, salt is used as a natural deterrent against the buildup of bacteria in the water. It’s the same way the ocean is able to naturally clean itself. A swimming pool pump and filter can work with saltwater just as readily as chlorinated water. Saltwater pool conversion can also be employed, changing a chlorinated pool to one that uses saltwater.

The difference can be seen and felt. Saltwater swimming pools have softer water that isn’t harsh on the skin or the hair, or the fabric of your bathing suit. No more blonde hair turning green from exposure to too much chlorine. You can enjoy your time in the pool without burning eyes or skin irritation and you don’t have to worry about pets or children being exposed to chemicals either.

Preventing Effects on the Environment

Of course, the biggest effect on the environment is caused by evaporation. All water evaporates and no matter how effective your swimming pool pump and filter, when chlorinated water evaporates, it can leave behind some chemicals in the air. A saltwater pool conversion can help avoid this, since the only thing left after evaporation will be a layer of salt.


The Debate on Saltwater Swimming Pools

There is some debate about the environmentally friendly nature of saltwater swimming pools. Some people believe they are not saving as much as you think. But the simple fact is that with saltwater there is no need for chemicals and that means you can avoid exposing your family to the potentially hazardous effects of chlorine and other common pool chemicals.

But what about using a swimming pool pump to circulate water and clean it of excess chemicals? Yes, that can be done but even the best pump cannot eliminate all chemicals and keep your pool and the environment safe from them. Only a saltwater pool conversion can accomplish this goal completely and successfully.

Saltwater Swimming

Saltwater swimming pools may not be considered a pleasant alternative to those who equate saltwater swimming with swimming in the ocean. But most saltwater pools don’t contain nearly the saline content of the ocean, and therefore you won’t have that harsh, salty taste nor will the water burn when you swallow it.

For those who want to enjoy the experience of having their own private pool but don’t want to be a burden on the environment, a saltwater pool is the obvious answer. It’s the safe, comfortable, 100% natural alternative to traditional chlorinated pools that lets you have all the fun without the nasty chlorine aftereffects. Consider making the investment in a saltwater pool today and making a stand for the environment in your backyard!


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