The truth about


  • A saltwater pool IS a chlorine pool; a chlorinator turns salt into chlorine
  • Salt eats through metal and stone
  • Salt corrodes expensive equipment
  • A saltwater pool is not a low maintenance option

The Truth About Saltwater Pools

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A saltwater pool is a chlorine pool.

A saltwater pool isn’t better than a chlorine pool because it IS a chlorine pool. A saltwater pool system is the same thing as a salt “chlorine” generator/salt water chlorinator. Saltwater pools electrically convert pool salt into chlorine. It’s the chlorine that keeps pool water clean, just like the chlorine you buy in buckets.

Salt doesn’t kill bacteria

FROG Fresh Minerals plus a low level of chlorine kill bacteria 2 ways.

Fresh Mineral Water®∞ reduces chlorine use and conditions water. A FROG Fresh Mineral Water pool uses up to 50% less chlorine* and conditions the water so its Cleaner, Clearer, Softer and Easier® to maintain. Prefilled cartridges are easy. You never touch any chemicals!

Salt does what salt does. It corrodes.

Surfaces on or around salt water pools are susceptible to ugly brown stains, pitting corrosion, and eventually unrepairable damage.

  • Metal ladder or diving board
  • Chain link fence
  • Metal pool frame
  • Copper heating element
  • Light covers
  • Cement, stone or brick patio/pool deck

Saltwater damages surfaces and equipment.

Countless articles and first-hand accounts show and tell the damage that saltwater does to pools, decks, and yards. Want proof? Here are a few images dealers have sent to us that show saltwater damage.

Cut chlorine in 1/2 with FROG Fresh Minerals; it’s easier on surfaces

A saltwater pool isn’t a low maintenance option.

pH levels in saltwater pools tend to be higher and require increased monitoring. Regular doses of muriatic acid have to be added in order to clean your saltwater pools salt cells.

Salt Generator Cell

Saltwater systems are expensive.

Saltwater chlorinators cost from $600 – $2,500 on average just to get up and running and in 3 to 4 years, salt cells need to be replaced.

Saltwater spillover from your pool onto your pool deck, grass, shrubs and flowers can be costly.

Finally, a pool sanitizer that’s a better alternative to salt.

FROG Pools Saltwater Pools
Kills bacteria 2 ways Green Checkmark
Reduces Chlorine use up to 50%* Green Checkmark
Helps keep pH neutral Green Checkmark
Easy on surfaces, equipment and landscape Green Checkmark
Corrosive to heater, patio pavers and more Red Checkmark
Works well on any type of pool Green Checkmark
Needs electricity to work Red Checkmark
Resonably priced to install and replace parts Green Checkmark
Easy-to-use FROG Water Care App Green Checkmark
No smelly chlorine odor Green Checkmark
Regular maintenance to clean equipment Red Checkmark
Easier on skin with less chlorine Green Checkmark

FROG Fresh Mineral Water: the easiest pool water care system for Cleaner, Clearer, Softer water



A fresh approach to clean, clear water using mineral technology.

FROG’s unique delivery system makes water care easy


*Compared to the minimum EPA recommended chlorine level of 1.0 ppm for a stabilized swimming pool. ∞For pools and hot tubs.