Building a pool can be an incredibly beneficial thing for you and your family. Not only is a swimming pool a fantastic place for you and your family to relax, spend time together, get exercise and entertain guests, but it can also boost the value of your home significantly. One of the most exciting things about custom pool construction in Los Angeles, CA is that you can design a pool that’s perfect for your needs. Among all of the other decisions you’ll have to make about your pool’s design and construction, you have to choose whether you want a saltwater pool or a chlorine pool.
Saltwater vs. chlorine pools
The most important thing to know about saltwater pools is that they aren’t actually chlorine-free. In fact, saltwater pools are a type of chlorine pool, but they tend to have much lower levels of chlorine. That’s because saltwater pools do not have chlorine added in the form of sticks or tablets, but rather it is produced by a saltwater generator as salt is added to the pool water. Another thing that’s worth noting about saltwater pools is that they aren’t as salty as some people anticipate. Saltwater pools have about the same concentration of salt as human tears, which is about one tenth the concentration of salt in ocean water. Here are some other things to consider:
- Health factors: One of the primary reasons why some people choose to install a saltwater pool is because of a sensitivity to high levels of chlorine. Saltwater pools are usually much gentler for people who have sensitive skin, and swimming in saltwater leaves skin feeling softer than swimming in chlorine pools. Another health benefit of saltwater pools is the fact that you don’t have to add any chlorine to the pool yourself, which means you don’t have to worry about breathing in chlorine fumes while you add it to the pool.
- Cost: It’s important to consider the cost of a saltwater pool system. Upfront, you will spend quite a bit more on a saltwater system than a chlorine system. However, you will also spend less over time on chemicals. You’ll spend about $100 in a year on salt once your system is set up, compared with the $300 to $800 that you would spend on chemicals for a chlorine pool.
- System health: A common concern with saltwater systems is the fact that they can be harder on your pool features. Your lighting, pool liner and masonry may deteriorate faster and be damaged by saltwater over time. These issues are most common with systems that are converted from chlorine to saltwater, so they can be prevented with proper new pool construction in Los Angeles, CA.
Learn more about pool construction in Los Angeles, CA
Whether you know exactly what you want for your pool or you have a lot of questions about design and function, the team at Avanti Pools, Inc. is here to help you. For nearly 20 years, we have been providing our clients with pool design and pool construction in Los Angeles, CA. We are proud to be a locally owned and operated company with a sincere commitment to the satisfaction of our customers. To learn more, give us a call today.