Caring For Saltwater Vs. Freshwater Pools

Having a backyard water feature is great but taking care of them can be tricky. If you are buying a new home with a water feature or are looking to install a new one, it is always better to weigh your options and that means deciding what type of pool works best for you. 

A salt water pool might be appealing to those who prefer a low maintenance system but there are disadvantages to these pool types as well. When deciding between saltwater and freshwater, it is important to look into what sort of maintenance you are looking at. 

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Pool Type

Cost: One of the biggest things property owners will notice about saltwater options, is that they are much more expensive up front. This is largely due to the chlorination system and all of the mechanisms that go into making your pool run. Freshwater pools require less investment up front but do require regular water testing and chemicals, which are consistent costs. 

Maintaining Condition: Salt is a corrosive material. This means that, if left unattended, a saltwater pool can damage different parts of your pool system and even the hardscaping around it. Everything from pool accessories to furniture can be damaged by saltwater splashing. Following along with a strict maintenance schedule is necessary to avoiding unexpected expenses associated with repairs and replacements. 

Keeping It Clean: Saltwater pools provide constant chlorination. This means pools are always at the ready to be used, but they require water testing, in the same way that chlorine pools do. Chemical adjustments need to be made to both pool styles but they should always be done by a professional. 

Trial & Error: Even if you have had a pool for years, you may not have the right level of experience to switch from one pool type to another. When it comes to a feature as large and as costly as a swimming pool, even one mistake can lead to a lot of damage. From water balance to filtration systems, there is always something that needs your attention. If you are unsure of the best way to handle this, consult a professional. 

Choosing Your Puddle Pool Pros 

If you are unsure of the best way to handle your pool, it is always better to contact a professional. Expert service can help to protect your pool and its surrounding areas. Each member of the Puddle Pools team is highly trained and ready to handle any type, size and style of pool. Fully insured technicians can bring peace of mind and expert results. 

Caring For Saltwater Vs. Freshwater Pools
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