You’ve had a chlorine pool ever since day one of being a pool owner. But, after seeing and experiencing salt water pools you decide it’s time for a change. The big question is, can you change pool from chlorine to salt water? The answer is yes! But, if you think all salt water pools are free from chlorine, think again. Salt water pools have a salt water chlorinator that is used to create chlorine. Instead of adding chlorine to treat the pool, you add salt. This creates a slight saltwater solution that your pool filters. During this process, the saltwater passes through a salt cell and gets a small electrical current. This creates a pool’s own chlorine which helps to keep it clean.
So why switch?
People make the switch from chlorine to salt water because the presence of salt in the water lowers the eye and skin irritation you may get from swimming in a regular chlorine pool. Also, the chlorine produced by a salt water pool is of higher quality than that of the chlorine found in a regular pool.
There are many things to consider when switching from chlorine to salt water, the first being the type of salt system. This is determined by the size of your pool. You also need to take into consideration how much you want to spend on a salt system. The price starts around $400 and goes up from there.
The next big decision comes in whether to do it yourself or hire a company to do it. With such a big job, it’s best to spend a little more and hire a professional. Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance can help you make the switch as well as make sure you are choosing the right equipment.
Depending on the size of your pool and the equipment chosen, making the switch from chlorine to salt water can cost anywhere from $1,200 to $1,500.
When you’re thinking about changing from chlorine to salt water there are several pros and cons to consider. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of making the switch:
While there are several advantages of a salt water pool, there are some drawbacks as well.
Although you’re not changing chlorine tablets, there is still maintenance that goes into having a salt water pool. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Pool maintenance takes time whether you have a chlorine pool or a salt water pool. The easiest way to maintain your pool after you’ve switched from chlorine to salt water is to hire someone to do it for you. That’s where Flower Mound Pool & Maintenance comes in. Set a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule with us so the only thing you have to worry about when it comes to your pool is enjoying it.
For the past 14 years, we have proudly served Argyle, Carrollton, Coppell, Corinth, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lake Dallas, Lantana, Lewisville, Plano, McKinney and Frisco and continue to do so today. We have helped countless customers make the switch from chlorine to salt water pools and maintain them.