“WHAT’S THE POINT OF A SALT WATER POOL?”

We’ve been asked that question more than a few times, and the answer begins with one word — chemicals. Consider that, while chlorine is used as a powerful sanitizing agent, it can potentially create problems. Bleached hair, eyes that have reddened, and skin that feels dry are just a few conditions that some people encounter and cause them to stay away from the pool.

There’s a better way, and it’s caused by a salt system. This creates purified chlorine that comes from the salt molecules found in water. A small electrical charge, that’s completely safe to swimmers, creates a natural chemical reaction, one that gets rid of bacteria and algae and oxidizes other organic matter. The end result is a swimming pool that’s safe, healthy, and clean. Maintaining and repairing the salt system requires specialized knowledge, and the smart move is to partner with Gold Medal Pool Service.

HOW DOES A SALT WATER POOL WORK DIFFERENTLY FROM A CHLORINE POOL?

A salt water pool utilizes the same sanitizing agents a chlorine pool does – just at a steadier pace. A salt water system uses salt to create a steady flow of sanitizing agents. This means the water isn’t as harsh as with the addition of chlorine and it also means less daily maintenance. The start-up, installation, and repair costs are more expensive with salt water systems, but it has lower daily maintenance requirements and lower daily running costs, meaning you’ll save in the long term with your salt water pool.

Unlike chlorine pools, salt water pools can recycle any left over salt in their systems, while chlorine pools need to have their materials changed out about once a week. Because of the ability to make its salt last longer in its system, you’ll save money on buying more salt and tests as the system can last a lot longer on its own.

Salt water pools need custom parts as salt water can corrode certain materials common in chlorine pools, like lights and pool liners.The good news is that the products made for salt water pools, once installed, don’t need to be replaced as often as chlorine pool materials. This is one of the major reasons that salt water pools have higher up front costs, but it’s an expense you’ll likely never have to worry about again.

At Gold Medal Pool Service, we know that a pool is a big financial investment, and installing a salt water pool is an even bigger version of that investment. That’s why our team of professionals is committed to saving you time and money with our installation of your salt water pool. We ensure that you will know how to take care of your salt water pool before we’re done and provide pool maintenance services to make sure your pool is running at its best or if something stops working.

We’re excited to get started on installing your salt water pool. Our team of professionals has over 30 years of experience, with pools of all kinds, and we guarantee high-quality pool service and installation with your new salt water pool. For more information or to schedule a free estimate, contact us today!