I have never had a salt water pool in my backyard until I moved into this new home and I had no idea what types of options were out there. Rather than having the typical chlorine water, people are starting to move towards salt water because they are easier to maintain. The treatment of a salt water inground pool is automated through the use of an electrolyzer and the replenishment of the salt is much less frequent than chlorine pools. In addition to the benefits of easy maintenance, I have found that the water is less harsh on my skin after a swim since there is no chlorine. I find my time in the pool to be the most relaxing part of my day, and the waterfall feature definitely adds to that.
My boyfriend and I have been tossing around the idea of installing a salt water pool in our backyard because I hear that it is better for your skin than the chlorinated versions. My primary reservation is making sure the landscaping around pool is up to par so that it does not look junky or out of place. I really like how they decorated this pool deck because it flows very well with the beautiful lake behind the house as well as the remaining yard. The plants and trees that they planted around their salt water swimming pool are pretty basic but I think that the simplicity actually works really well to keep the entertaining area looking classic and elegant.
Our contractors have been trying to convince us to install a salt water pool rather than a chlorine pool. I really like how they look in pool pictures like this and the contractors say that, even though it is a bit more costly up front, they are much cheaper to maintain (roughly $100 per year). That is very attractive to me because I know how much chlorine and other chemicals add up to after helping my parents maintain their pool growing up. Not to mention, salt water pools are supposed to be much better for your skin and hair than those with damaging chemicals. Between the limited salt water pool maintenance and healthier for our kids, I am about to have them install a great in ground pool like the one in this picture.
As you can tell from these photos, we just installed a salt water pool in the back of our property. This is something that my wife and I have been talking about for years but we were initially intimidated by a salt water pool cost. After our neighbors had one put in they assured us that, despite the initial costly investment, it is actually quite reasonable to maintain. They have had both chlorine and saltwater pools over the years and apparently the upkeep to ensure that chemicals remain at adequate levels is far more expensive with chlorine. Us and the kids are absolutely loving the new underground pool and I could not be more please with the work that our contractors did.
I am hoping to add an inground pool to my backyard this summer and have been researching the options that are out there. There is a wide variety of pool designs to choose from, including circular, rectangular, infinity pools, and even a lap pool. I really like the simple rectangular pools, similar to this picture. In addition to the shape, we also need to decide between a chlorine or salt water pool. I have some friends who have salt water systems and they highly recommend it. They told me about all the health benefits to having this type of water, and the maintenance is easier and less expensive. After checking reviews, I found that the best salt water pool system to have in your home is the Pentair brand.
My husband an I currently have a backyard pool that is maintained through chlorine water. While I love having the pool, it is a lot of work and money to maintain. We have some friends that have salt water in their pool and we are considering making the switch. I have done a lot of research on the benefits of having a salt water pool, and in addition to reduced maintenance costs, there are also a lot of health benefits. For starters, the salt water isn't as harsh as chlorine on your skin, hair, and clothing. Additionally, salt water aids our body’s natural relaxation process and can be a great help in de-stressing. Who wouldn't love that. Despite what you may think, the process of salt water pool conversion very easy.