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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Certified Pool Operator and Technician Mike Sullivan