Saltwater Swimming Pools: Frequently Asked Questions

At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, we understand that the installation of a swimming pool in your background is an exciting time for your family. We know that you’re looking forward to your backyard becoming the neighborhood hotspot, but you might have found yourself wondering a few different questions. For instance, how can you maintain your saltwater swimming pool so that it retains its natural, picturesque luster for years to come? Fortunately, the expert team at Honeysuckle has worked on inground saltwater swimming pool design and installation for over ten years. Here are a few frequently asked questions we receive about saltwater swimming pools.

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The expert team at Honeysuckle has worked on in-ground saltwater swimming pools and installations for over ten years. Here’s our top FAQ’s.

Saltwater Swimming Pools: Are They Salty?

Saltwater swimming pools are not salty! Each saltwater swimming pool has a salinity level that’s far less than half the salinity of swimming in an ocean. Saltwater swimming pools are a natural, family-friendly way to chlorinate a swimming pool without harsh chemicals for sanitizing. They’re called saltwater swimming pools due to their chlorinating method: salt is dissolved within the swimming pool, and the system converts the salt into soft chlorine. As a result, saltwater pools can feel cleaner and gentler on your skin. 

Are Saltwater Swimming Pools Expensive to Maintain?

Saltwater swimming pools can be more affordable to maintain in comparison to a traditional chlorinated pool. This is because the homeowner does not need to purchase chlorine and various chemicals to keep the pool clean. By investing in a saltwater swimming pool installation, you can have summers filled with your family creating memories to last a lifetime instead of worrying about how you’re going to afford your pool maintenance on an annual basis.

Can a Traditional Chlorinated Swimming Pool be Converted to Saltwater?

Actually, yes! More often than not, a traditional chlorinated swimming pool can be converted into a saltwater swimming pool. An on-site consultation is needed to determine whether your specific swimming pool can be converted into a saltwater swimming pool. To switch to a saltwater swimming pool, you’d need to convert your traditional chlorinated swimming pool system into an advanced saltwater swimming pool system. Reach out to Honeysuckle Nursery & Design for a consultation today!


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