Salt Water vs. Chlorine?

Salt Water vs. Chlorine

Are you trying to decide between a salt water pool and a chlorine pool? Either way you decide we have the supplies to keep your pool refreshing throughout the swimming season. Check out some helpful information below on salt water and chlorine options.

Salt Water Pools

The benefit of a salt water pool is that it electrically converts the saltwater into chlorine -- and lower chlorine levels can be less harsh on your skin. With a salt water pool, you will also need to continuously monitor the ph levels and ensure they're at the appropriate levels. You can use a ph tester for monitoring, though, and they are fairly inexpensive.

Chlorine Pools

Chlorine pools are very popular due to their simplicity and ability to maintain sanitation over long periods of time. Chlorine kills bacteria once it is added to the pool and continues to kill bacteria when more people get in. Sanitary pools are incredibly important which is why chlorine has always been a top choice when considering the type of water to have in their pools.

Cleanliness is beneficial to both salt water and chlorine pools. A great filtration system is something to consider when reviewing different types of swimming pool equipment and supplies. A Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter is a great option as it cleans and filters finer dirt particles.

Another piece of equipment that's important for both saltwater and chlorine pools is a pump. A pump is used to capture large debris that collects in the pool such as leaves, grass, and bugs. The Dura-Glas II Pump is a great option! It's able to collect large amounts of debris without clogging the pump and it has the ability to move large amounts of water with small amounts of energy.

Keeping your pool clean and sanitary is important. Swimming pool equipment and supplies can really help you maintain a beautiful clean pool. Salt water pools and chlorine pools both have their benefits, but the most important part is that you find the pool that best fits your needs and purchase supplies that will last the longest. 

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