One of the questions we often get asked here at Greenville Pools is whether a vinyl-lined inground pool can use a salt water chlorinator system. Salt water pools are very popular because of the ease of maintenance and how much gentler the water is on your eyes, skin, and hair. In fact, because the chlorine that is created with a salt water chlorinator doesn’t create chloramines and thus a salinity that is close in composition to your natural tears, you can swim underwater with your eyes open without that annoying sting. Salt water pools cost less to maintain because fewer chemicals are generally needed to keep the water balanced. So, what does this all mean for your pool? Well, the vinyl liner rather loves it too!
High levels of chlorine are damaging to pool liners, so salt water pools can extend the liner’s lifespan, saving you from a premature liner replacement. However, if you do plan to use a salt water chlorinator system, that information should be factored in as we design your custom pool so that other factors of the pool construction can be tailored to this type of system, and we can advise you about the importance of resolving any leaks promptly, so the salt water doesn’t come in contact with any metal parts that could become corroded. We would rather you had accurate expectations about salt water pools before you make this decision, so you can count on us to provide you with the answers you need.
If you have additional questions about salt water pools or our pool design and construction services in the Greenville, South Carolina area, don’t hesitate to contact us.