I get questions about salt water systems all the time…
What is a salt water system? How does it work? How much does it cost? Does it cost less to maintain? What chemicals do I need with salt water? how is the taste of the water?
A salt water system provides the sanityzer/oxidizer (chlorine) necessary to maintain a safe and healthy algae-free condition in your pool.
When the salt is dissolved into your pool water, it is then put through a simple process of electrolysis and a very effective level of chlorine is produced by the cell, and then recirculated into your pool.
The cost of a salt system depends on the size of your pool, for a small to a large pool range is $1800- $2300 installed.
The cost to maintain a salt system is much, much lower due to the smaller quantities of chemicals used in a salt water pool ($3-$8 per month) compared to the large amount of chemicals used on a concrete non-salt, swimming pool ($15-$25 per month) just in chemicals!
A salt water pool is softer on the skin, gentil on the eyes, easy to maintain, very cost effective, what more can you ask for? The taste of a salt water pool is about 1/12 the salinity of the ocean, or 1/3 that of the human tear. There is another method you can try at home to taste for your self: Measure one teaspoon of salt and poor it into 1 gallon of water; that will give you an idea of the taste of a salt water pool.
Below I’ve added a video of a happy pool owner who converted from chlorine to salt water!