Common FAQs about Saltwater Pools

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Got questions about saltwater pools, or want to know more? Not to worry! We have the answers. These are the most common FAQs about saltwater pools!

Common Questions and Answers


Saltwater pools normally require much less maintenance than their chlorine counterparts. The chlorine is produced naturally from the salt in the water through a natural process of electrolytic conversion.

Salt Concentration

The salt concentration in a saltwater pool is actually incredibly low. The “ppm” is the measurement of the concentration of salt in a body of water. The Pacific Ocean is measured at 35,000 ppm, where a pool falls between 2500 and 4500 ppm.


When it comes to price, a saltwater pool will save you the most money. You can expect the cost of this type of pool to be about a third less than a chlorine pool. Converting a chlorine pool to saltwater is not as hard as one would think. As a result, it can often cause less wear and tear on your existing pool system; saving you money.

Technically this type of pool is considered freshwater due to the low concentration of salt. Damage and corrosion from the salt will likely not be an issue. An unleveled PH balance will cause corrosion faster in any pool.


You’ll be disappointed if you’re expecting an ocean-like experience. The water still smells fresh, so don’t expect it to smell like a beach! However, this pool water is perfect for those with sensitive skin and eyes.┬áThe more natural chlorine production from the salt results in better skin and less irritation. In addition, your skin may feel refreshed from a swim in this water. The natural environment is not nearly as rough as the chlorine-heavy pool. Also, don’t stress if your hair is dyed. The low chemical levels will not damage your hair.

To find more common FAQs about saltwater pools, please visit Salt Industries. We are here to answer any of your questions and help you make the transition from a chlorine pool to a saltwater pool!

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