With so many myths and misinformation floating around the internet about saltwater vs. chlorine pools, we felt it was time to set the record straight for anyone considering installing a new in-ground or above ground pool. Here’s the straight story on the difference between saltwater pools and chlorine pools:

Saltwater Pools

The most surprising fact about saltwater pools is they do NOT contain zero chlorine simply because they use sea water. Moreover. saltwater pools have nowhere near the salinity of seawater, nor are they completely chlorine-free. The term saltwater pool actually derives from the electrolysis process used by these pools to keep the water minimally chlorinated while eliminating unwanted contaminants.

Saltwater Pool Pros

Saltwater Pool Cons

Chlorine Pools

These are cheaper and easier to install, and all you need to do is make sure you add chlorine on the right schedule.

Chlorine Pool Pros

Chlorine Pool Cons

The Choice is Yours

What’s best for your new pool and budget? Chlorine pools possess greater long term costs and financial commitment, while saltwater pools require more money up front and carry the risk of expensive renovations and repairs in the future. Need advice and an estimate? Contact Economy Pool of Florida. We’ve been the Oldmar go-to source for pool installations and maintenance for years. Let us help you choose the best pool for your needs and budget, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with getting the best value for your money whether you choose a chlorine or saltwater pool.