When comparing salt water pools and chlorine pools two things normally come to mind- cost and health.
As salt water pools offer a few perks they also come with some downfalls. Some of the perks of owning a salt water pool are that salt water is easier on your skin. It also requires less maintenance in chemicals and less frequent maintenance visits. These pools cost more to install and use more electricity than a chlorinated pool. Salt water pools can also damage pool features, plants and soil that can become costly to replace.
Chlorine pools are less costly to install initially. These type of pools also cost less in electricity and do not cause damage to your pools features. However, they are harsh on your skin and more expensive as far as maintenance goes.
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With Arizona's high temperatures in the summer, the pool water tends to become too hot to enjoy. If you're finding that your pool is not refreshing due to the heat, we have few tips for you to follow.
Combat high temperatures in your swimming pool with the following pointers:
Let your pool get airflow. If your pool is surrounded by tall shrubs or thick trees the airflow is not being able to reach your pools surface.
Keep water moving with water features. Waterfalls and fountains help reduce heat by releasing it and lowering the temperature to your water.
Lose the pool cover. Pool cover help by keeping the debris out of the water but they also trap in heat.
Certified Pool Operator and Technician Mike Sullivan