There are pros and cons to every pool cleaning system. The trick is to get one with the most benefits that fits into your lifestyle and budget. Salt water chlorination and traditional chlorine are the most popular pool water cleansing systems. Let’s take a look at the benefits and negatives of each:
First let’s take a look at cost. The initial investment with a salt water system is more expensive than with traditional chlorine maintenance. However, monthly pool maintenance with a traditional chlorine system can cost more. So, the bottom line is that if you are going to keep your pool for several years, a salt water cell system could save you money in the long haul.
Now let’s talk health and safety. Chlorine can be hazardous to transport, handle and store. In fact, studies have shown that prolonged exposure to chlorinated water could pose long-term health risks.
Let’s also explore comfort. Salt water systems have a soft water feel, unlike the abrasive feel of chlorinated water. Chlorine can also irritate eyes and skin, and let’s face it…we could all do without that chlorine smell.
Finally, there are a few other issues you may want to consider. Salt water systems are more complex. With chlorine, if there is a problem, it is usually solved by simply adding more chlorine or another chemical. With salt cell systems, problems may require a technician. Outdated or improperly maintained salt systems can damage fixtures, heaters and liners. Salt content in a salt cell system can also be lowered by splash out and rain water dilution.
Although both salt cell systems and traditional chlorine systems are effective methods of keeping your pool clean, you have to decide which would work best for you. SE Pool and Spa, conveniently located on Dixie Highway in New Smyrna Beach, would be more than happy to answer your questions about all the swimming pool cleaning options available. Volusia County trusts SE Pool and Spa for reliable, affordable pool supplies and service. So can you.