The Truth About Salt Pools

Thinking about purchasing a saltwater pool or converting to a saltwater pool you may want to consider the pros and cons of a saltwater pool.


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A Salt Pool is a Chlorine Pool.

A salt water 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 the pool salt into chlorine. It’s the chlorine that keeps the pool water clean just like the chlorine you buy in buckets. Read an article about how salt runoff impacts the environment.


Salt Pool Corrosion

Choosing a saltwater pool is not 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

Expensive salt cells need frequent cleaning

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Saltwater Damage

Salt Water Chlorinators, Generators, and Cells are Expensive.

Salt water chlorinators cost several hundred to a couple thousand dollars just to get up and running

A saltwater pools salt cells need to be replaced every few years at an average cost of $500

Saltwater from your pool that spills onto your pool deck and grass can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage, not to mention the damage to your pool equipment

Common Salt Water Pool Problems: Water Chemistry Challenges

Difficulty maintaining chlorine levels

Low salt levels in your saltwater pool can cause equipment shut down

Salt Does What Salt Does. It Corrodes

If you have any of these surfaces on or around your saltwater pool, they 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

The Proof Photos

There are countless articles and first hand recounts of damage to pools, decks and yards attributed to salt-water pool systems. We have found through our dealers firsthand experience, that the pools with salt water chlorinators are much more likely to experience damage and at a much earlier rate than standard chlorine pools.

Below are a few images dealers have sent to us when explaining why they are no longer promoting salt water chlorinators and convincing their customers to switch to FROG products that provide Fresh Mineral Water for pools and hot tubs.

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