Salt Water Conversion


Despite the name, salt water pools are not anywhere near as salty as sea water
(they have about 1/10 the salinity).

Strictly speaking, salt water pools are not chlorine free. Rather, these systems create their own chlorine using salt through a process called electrolysis.


Want to learn more?

Below you will find an interactive guide built to help you learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of salt water pool systems.

Please feel free to take a look and if you need further information or want to schedule a salt water conversion click the button on the right to get started!

Is it gentler on the eyes?

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Yes!

Chlorine levels are generally lower with a salt generator. People who are sensitive to chlorine often report fewer irritations when using these pools.

Are salt water systems safer than chlorine ?

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Yes!

In tablet or liquid form, chlorine can be dangerous to store and transport. Studies have shown that chlorinated water may also pose a long-term health risk, which may not apply to salt water systems to the same extent (on the other hand, they do still produce the same disinfection byproducts as traditional pools).

Does salt water feel more abrasive than chlorinated water?

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No!

If you have a water softener in your home, you know that the addition of salt makes water feel smooth and silky to the touch – like rain water. Most people prefer this to the sometimes-abrasive feel of chlorinated water.

Do salt water systems require more maintenance?

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No!

Pool maintenance is more “hands-off” with a salt water system, as the salt cell simply produces chlorine as needed. That said, you still have to monitor chlorine levels periodically to make sure everything is working okay.

 

Do salt water systems cost more upfront?

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Yes,

However, in most cases this cost is recouped over time. Contact Cousins Pool Service now for a free estimate!

Are salt water systems less complex than chlorine systems?

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No!

In most cases, the salt-water system needs little no maintenance, however, if you encounter a problem, you will need an experienced technician to diagnose and repair the issue. At Cousins Pool Service we guarantee our systems for 3 years.