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A saltwater pool system works with water that is slightly salinated. The saltwater contains sodium chloride, and when it passes through a chlorine generator cell, the chloride is turned into chlorine and released into your pool water. This continuous but low-level stream of chlorine is great for pool health because chlorine is constantly dissipating from the water. Many pool owners are embracing the growing trend of pool salt systems.
Using a salt system doesn’t mean your pool will taste or feel salty; it simply means that, instead of adding chlorine directly to the water, you use a salt-based generator that makes its own chlorine. Some people even say the saline water feels softer on skin and is more welcoming to swim in. With this method, your pool will have a constant flow of chlorine without having to constantly add chlorine. However, it is still important to maintain a good pH balance because water that is too acidic or too alkaline will disrupt the chlorine’s effectiveness. You will need to check the pH balance and chlorine level of your saltwater pool about as often as a conventional chlorine pool to make sure your water is safe, but with the constant output of chlorine from a saltwater pool system, you will have to do less upkeep.