We’ve converted the pool from a chlorine feed to saltwater this offseason.
Salt water systems have many advantages over chlorine; chlorine levels are generally lower with a salt generator so it is gentler on eyes and skin, it is safer than chlorine, and it has a “soft water” feel. Salt systems still use chlorine as the purifying agent, but instead of getting the chlorine from a harsh additive (that has even harsher binding agents), it now gets the chlorine directly from salt. By passing a saline solution through a powerful electrical field, it rips apart the salt molecule (NaCl) into it’s components (one of which is pure chlorine).
For those interested in just the bottom line…. Salt is MUCH less expensive than liquid or solid chlorine and is thought to be better for our skin and health. Please enjoy!