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Salt Water Swimming Pools

Sep 3, 2008
It may not burn your eyes, your skin may feel softer, and your hair will not turn green. Although it would seems that a salt-water pool system would be a natural way to go that might not necessarily be the case. The chemical name for the salt used in salt-water pools is sodium chloride. Sodium chloride is the raw ingredient used in making chlorine. The only difference is that the salt-water pool makes the chlorine itself with a salt-water chlorinator instead of you buying the chlorine and adding it yourself.

The backsplash water from salt water pools can kill any vegetation that happens to be near the pool as the chemicals will splash out with the water. Those harsh chemicals can do terrible things to your pool equipment and any decorations you might have near the pool as well. Decorative rock formations near salt water pools have been known to deteriorate and decay from the abrasive chlorine and salt chemicals used to treat salt water pools.

Other common issues that a salt-water pool has are that the salt can crystallize and clog or damage the filter. It has also been found that in large pools that the salt-water chlorinator cannot keep up in the hotter weather. The water from the salt-water pool is not good for plant life or grass around the pool. It may be better than a chlorinated pool but the salt level are too high and can kill the grass and plant life. It has also been said that salt water pools attract bees and other bugs to the area.

With all the cons and problems of a salt-water pool and the salt-water chlorinator, it does not seem to be the perfect choice anymore. Just because the salt-water works in the ocean does not mean that is should be brought into your swimming pool. There are much better and chemical free ways to produce the crystal waters of the ocean in your own swimming pool.

There are more natural cleaning systems so that you don't have to rely on harsh salt and chlorine chemicals in salt water pools. An ionic water purifying system using copper ions and including a natural oxygen oxidation process is one such method that cleans your pool water. Water cleaned naturally with such a purifying process is sparkling clear and the water remains cleaner for a longer period of time, regardless of how many bathers use your swimming pool.

The best salt water pool systems are designed to be a safer, healthier option for consumers. However, keep in mind that there is still chlorine in the pool and, thus, there are still problems even with the very best pool systems. The backsplash can kill plants surrounding the pool, and is still potentially harmful to swimmers if you do not regulate the water's chemical levels. The systems are still not free from chemicals.
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