Keep in mind that salinated pools do produce chlorine, but in a different way and in much lower levels. Salinated pools utilize a salt chlorine generator, whereas the traditional pool system has harsh chlorine added directly to the water. Because of the way a salt system functions, there are no chloramines which are an undesirable byproduct of typical chlorination.
Salt water pools provide the following benefits over traditional chlorinated pools:
- Maintenance of a salinated pool does not require toxic chemicals to be bought, stored, or handled.
- Salt water pools do not provoke the scent of chlorine bleach in your nose as you swim. Some people report allergic reactions to chlorine but not to salt.
- Saline pools are easier on the eyes and do not cause the redness or stinging that chlorine is known for.
- In general salt water pools require less manual maintenance.
- The water simply feels better on the skin and hair in a salinated pool - it is less drying and you feel cleaner after you swim than with chlorine.
- Some people believe they float in salt water better.
- A salt water pool is much clearer than a traditional chlorinated pool.
- Swimsuits fade and break down quickly in a chlorine pool.
- Salt water systems cost less overall to run.
- Traditional chlorine pools can contain copper which is known to turn blonde hair green.
- Salt does not evaporate from a pool like chlorine does, and salt recycles itself.