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    The Advantages of Having a Salt Water Pool

    In recent years salt water pools have become increasingly popular, and for good reason. There are numerous reasons for this, from the health benefits to the way the water feels on your skin. It’s no secret that chlorine can be kind of harsh and isn’t really anyone’s favorite. This is why it should come as no surprise that more and more pool owners are looking at the different chlorine alternatives on the market – such as salt water. According to Aqua Magazine, salt water is the number one choice in America for chlorination in residential pools. There are many reasons for this, some of which we will get into below.

    Before we go any further, it’s important to note that salt water pools aren’t nearly as salty as you may think. In fact, they have about 1/10 the salinity of ocean water. So if you are considering having a salt water pool installed because you are feeling nostalgic about how sea water makes you feel, you may want to think again. However, even though salt water pools aren’t nearly as salty as the sea, they do carry some of these same characteristics and make your skin feel smooth and soft. It is also important to keep in mind that salt water pools are not chlorine free. Rather, these types of pools create their own chlorine with the help of salt. Salt chlorination is a natural and convenient alternative to it’s chemically chlorinated cousin.

    Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s look at why we are seeing more Texas homeowners than ever before opting for a salt water pool:

    • Cost – One of the top advantages of a salt water pool is that the monthly expenses are much less. At Mid City Custom Pools, we seal our stone around the pools and any salt water pool we install comes with this seal. We are one of the only companies that does this. With the seal, you won’t have to worry about staying on top of maintenance every single month, as we have built that in for you.
    • Cleanliness – Salt water chlorination is popular because it produces clean, clear water that is soft and smooth on your skin. This is a natural sanitization method, too, which is a great alternative for those looking to stay away from traditional chlorine.
    • Health – Salt water pools also offer numerous health benefits because there is no harsh chemical odor. They reduce skin and eye irritations and are a great alternative for those who suffer from lung irritation and asthma-like symptoms associated with chlorinated pools.

    These are just a handful of the top reasons why we are seeing homeowners make the decision to go with a salt water pool. Whether you are interested in converting your current pool to salt water or are considering having a pool installed this winter to be ready in the spring, please give Mid City Custom Pools a call today and schedule an appointment.