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Want an Alternative to Chlorine? Learn About Salt Water Swimming Pools! December 8, 2016

Kihei, Maui
Want an Alternative to Chlorine? Learn About Salt Water Swimming Pools!, Kihei, Hawaii

Chlorine isn’t your only choice for swimming pool water treatment—salt water pools are a popular alternative for several reasons. As with any other option, there are a number of pros and cons to using salt water for your pool. Here, Pool Pro will discuss a few characteristics of this water variation, and whether or not it may be a positive decision for you.

Here are some of the pros and cons of salt water swimming pools, brought to you by Maui’s best pool service:


  • Easier Storage: Storing and moving concentrated chlorine, even from the store to your pool, can be a hazardous endeavor. While salt water disinfection systems aren’t completely chlorine-free (see below), you won’t have to use these chemicals in the same way, thus eliminating this potentially dangerous step in your maintenance routine.
  • Lower Maintenance: A chemical reaction called electrolysis occurs in salt water pools, creating enough chlorine in a more natural way to act as a pool disinfectant. Sale water therefore requires less chemical maintenance, although regular monitoring of chemical levels is still important.
  • Kinder To Skin & Eyes: If you often get irritated eyes and skin in the pool, you’d be pleased to experience the difference a salt water swimming pool makes. You may consider this alternative disinfection method if you swim every day, and struggle with symptoms such as red eyes, dry skin, and acne on a regular basis.


  • Complex Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting salt water swimming pool systems is a little less straightforward than with standard pools. If you ever run into problems, you will need a technician’s expertise. In Maui county, Pool Pro is the best authority to call for any salt water pool servicing you may need.
  • swimming poolInitial Cost: Salt water swimming pool systems are significantly more expensive than chlorine, but it’s possible to recoup those costs over time with the money you save on other chemicals.
  • Potentially Corrosive: If you do go ahead with a salt water system, it’s a smart idea to have pool experts inspect your pool before doing so. Older parts of certain pools can fall victim to corrosion.

Interested in getting a salt water swimming pool? Pool Pro can help. Offering pool services for both chlorinated and non-chlorinated systems, they’re available at (808) 879-3294. You can also reach the Kihei-based pool maintenance crew online.

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