Saltwater or Chlorine?

The primary difference between a saltwater pool and a chlorine pool lies in how chlorine is introduced and maintained in the water.


In a traditional chlorine pool, chlorine must be added regularly to maintain proper sanitation levels. The pool owner must monitor and adjust chlorine levels to maintain balance and prevent skin and eye irritation. This requires frequent water testing and ongoing expenses for chlorine products. Additionally, the use of chemical additives in traditional chlorine pools may contribute to environmental impact.


Saltwater pools use a salt cell to convert salt into chlorine gas, which sanitizes the pool water continuously. They require monitoring of chlorine levels, but the generator automates the process. Saltwater pools are perceived to be less harsh on the skin and eyes and require less frequent additions of chemicals. However, they have a higher initial cost and may require occasional maintenance. Saltwater pools are considered more environmentally friendly, but it’s essential to consider the overall environmental impact.

Ultimately, the choice between a saltwater pool and a chlorine pool depends on personal preferences, maintenance preferences, budget considerations, and desired water quality and feel. Both types of pools can provide clean and enjoyable swimming experiences when properly maintained.