Are you thinking about having a salt water swimming pool in your backyard, but concerned with how much it will cost and the maintenance it will require?
While Central Florida homeowners understand saltwater pools are better with allergies and easier on both the eyes and skin, when compared to chlorinated pools.
But many of them are asking, how does the maintenance stack up?
A huge misconception is that salt water pools are chlorine free. The fact is they do use chlorine. The difference between salt water and chlorine pools is how chlorine is incorporated into the water. When it comes to maintenance, this makes the biggest difference.
While not maintenance free, thanks to today’s technology, chlorine generators have made it pretty simple. As water goes through the salt cell system, chlorine is released from the salt by means of electrolysis. This eliminates the need to buy chlorine and continuously add it to the pool.
The salt water system has the added benefits of continuously disinfecting the water, neutralizing contaminants, kills germs, and slow the growth of algae.
Though there are a number of variables when it comes to the maintenance for a saltwater swimming pool, it basically includes, testing the pH level in the pool, monitor the salt level, clean the salt cell and the pool filter, and just like chlorine pools, regularly test the cyanuric acid levels, calcium hardness, total alkalinity, and chlorine levels.
Besides needing less maintenance and being healthier, overtime saltwater swimming pools cost less to maintain. They won’t cause your skin to itch, eyes to turn red, or quite a big dent in your wallet.
Before you dive into your new swimming pool, make sure you know what you are getting into. Dreamscapes Pools and Spas is here to help any questions you may have.
As a leader in the industry, Dreamscapes Pools and Spas is proud to offer quality construction at an affordable price. We have built our reputation on experience, quality and unparalleled customer service.
Our service area includes the Florida counties of Brevard, Hillsborough, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and Volusia. Also cities of Chuluota, Clermont, Daytona Beach, Edgewater, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Lake Mary, Montverde, New Smyrna Beach, Orlando, Oviedo, Palm Coast, Sanford, St Cloud, and Tampa.
If you’ve ever wanted your very own backyard pool, now is the time, contact Dreamscapes Pools and Spas today for more information.