However a chlorine pool outweighs a salt water one in terms of longevity and maintenance costs.
Salt in pool instead of chlorine.
Concentrated chlorine bought from a local store is much more expensive as compared to salt.
The system uses electricity to turn salt into chlorine which cleans the pool.
The pool water is still sanitized with chlorine but the process differs from that of a.
In a typical summer expect to spend 20 to 30 total for the whole season.
A saltwater pool gets cleaned using a filtering system called a salt chlorine generator.
For chlorine you ll pay less than 100 because there is no installation involved.
The chlorine generator also known as salt cell salt generator salt chlorinator or swg uses electrolysis in the presence of dissolved salt to produce chlorine gas cl2 or its dissolved forms hypochlorous acid.
It does this consistently to keep free chlorine high and chloramines low.
Salt passes through a salt cell where it receives an electric charge breaking it down to chlorine.
Salt water chlorination is a process that uses dissolved salt 2 500 6 000 ppm or 2 5 6 g l as a store for the chlorination system primarily for swimming pools and hot tubs.
Then the generator runs salty water through two electrically charged plates converting it to chlorine.
Instead of relying on store bought chlorine saltwater pools create their own through electrolysis.
Chlorine has been the preferred sanitizing component in almost every pool for many years.
Instead of adding chlorine tablets you will simply add salt when needed.
Keep in mind that salt is corrosive in nature.
It s the cheapest and easiest to use pool treatment but it also became unpopular because of the strong chemical smell it elicits as well as causing dry skin red stinging eyes and allergic reactions in some swimmers.
This is after your saltwater system has already been established and you already have an initial base level of salt in the pool.
Salt is a very popular alternative to using chlorine and for good reason saltwater pools use salt to generate chlorine but do so in a way that does not irritate your eyes dry out your skin or smell.
The pool s pump passes a steady supply of water through a chlorine generator.
If we see the annual expenditure chlorine pool costs around 300 to 800.