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Salt Water Pools, Greenville, SC

We’ll give you all the relative information about salt water pools so you can make an informed decision.

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.

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FAQs About Salt Water Pools

When you’re having a pool built, it’s important that it’s the right type of pool for your needs. Salt water pools are the right choice for many people, although few people have a clear understanding of what salt water pools have to offer and why they might be a better choice for them than chlorine pools. We want you to be informed before making a decision, so check out our frequently asked questions and their answers below.

Are salt water pools safe for people with allergies?

Salt water pools are the better option if you or a family member has allergies. High levels of chlorine in your pool can cause skin and eye irritation or even trigger asthma symptoms. In contrast, salt can actually be beneficial for allergies at times.

Do salt water pools contain chlorine?
Contrary to what many people might believe, salt water pools still contain some chlorine. There’s just less of it, and it’s added to the water differently than it would be in a non-salt water pool.
How do salt water pools work?
Salt water pools use a salt water or chlorine generator, which creates its own chlorine on site through electrolysis, meaning you don’t have to add store-bought chlorine to your pool. As a result, less chloramines are produced.
Why should I choose you to construct my salt water pool?
We have over 30 years of experience in the swimming pool industry, so you can trust us to construct your salt water pool and offer maintenance tips. We also do everything in-house and are dedicated to your satisfaction.

At Greenville Pools, we install salt water pools in Greenville, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Easley, Greer, and Spartanburg, South Carolina.