Why Saltwater Swimming Pools Are Perfect for Maryland Homeowners

Now’s the time of year that Maryland homeowners are beginning to think about what the warmer weather will bring. Perhaps this is the year that you finally feel ready to get a swimming pool installed in your yard. If this is you, you’ve probably seen a lot of buzz around the web about chlorinated and saltwater swimming pools. Today, we’d like to explain why saltwater is such an appealing option for your new pool!

Why Saltwater Swimming Pools Are Perfect for Maryland Homeowners

Are you curious about the benefits of saltwater swimming pools? Take a look.

No Smell

If you’ve ever spent any time in a typical chlorinated swimming pool, you’re probably all too familiar with the smell it can leave on your body and your hair. Most people would probably agree that this smell is unpleasant, and—in the case of indoor pools—it can be completely overwhelming. With saltwater swimming pools, you can say goodbye to the harsh and unpleasant smell of chlorine.

Better for Your Skin

Chlorine is a harsh chemical. In its pure, undiluted form, it can burn your skin and eyes. It is also a known respiratory irritant. Of course, these effects diminish drastically when properly diluted in your swimming pool. Still, contact with chlorine is not known to have any therapeutic benefits for your skin.

In this way, chlorine stands in stark contrast to saltwater. Salt is a far more naturally occurring substance than chlorine, and it’s much better for your skin. It will soften the water, and prevent your skin from feeling dried out after a dip in your pool. Saltwater swimming pools won’t cause the coloring to fade on your swimsuit so fast, either.

Less Maintenance

If you are one of the many Maryland homeowners who has had to maintain a chlorinated swimming pool in the past, you know just how much of a nuisance it can be. Not only do you constantly have to manage chlorine levels to keep the water’s chemistry in check, but handling chlorine in its manufactured form can be demonstrably unsafe.

Saltwater swimming pools require far less maintenance than the chlorinated alternative. Once you’ve invested in one for your Maryland home, you’ll be glad you did.

The Other Side of the Coin

As appealing as saltwater swimming pools are, it’s important to acknowledge the flipside of the coin. They aren’t for everyone. For one thing, you’ll have to pay more upfront to have one installed. Additionally, if you do have issues with your saltwater pool, not just any pool maintenance company will do. You’ll need help from someone specializing in saltwater pools.

Saltwater swimming pools may be more expensive. But here at Honeysuckle Nursery & Design, we believe they’re worth every penny.


At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of landscaping and hardscaping. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your new trees. Please be sure to visit our gallery page for unique, creative designs and inspiration!

Whether you live in Anne Arundel County or Northern Virginia, we can help you build your dream space. We specialize in Landscape Design & Maintenance, Swimming Pools, Hardscape, and Natural Stone, Water Features, Outdoor Living Spaces and more! Dream, Create, Experience with Honeysuckle Nursery & Design by calling 410-849-5119 or email us to schedule your free no-obligation estimate today. Follow us on FacebookTwitterHouzz, and YouTube!


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