Are salt water pools sanitary? | Kansas City Pool Experts

One of the most common questions we get from skeptics is “Are salt water pools sanitary?” and yes, they are! 

Here’s how salt water pools stay sanitary:

Salt water pools do have other chemicals to help them stay sanitized and clean. The difference is it requires less of these chemicals for proper maintenance. Your pool will have a chlorinator, and when you add salt to this device it produces the sanitizing solution for you! 

Salt water pools are more stable because of the salt, so they require less chemicals to maintain the same amount of sanitation. Salt chlorination can save you significant costs on maintenance. 

As another sanitary measure, salt water pools still need to be shocked. We have a handy blog article that can help you complete that process. 

How to Shock a Saltwater Pool

While you’re here, learn more about the benefits of salt water pools!

Save on pool chemicals and complete less maintenance.

They can go for extended periods with optimal levels to maintain cleanliness and sanitation levels. This gives you more time back that you can spend on relaxing in your saltwater pool. 

Salt water is naturally relaxing on your muscles and joints.

Salt water contains ingredients that relieve pains and muscle aches. This creates an ultra relaxing swim that can even lead you to feeling more motivated to use your pool for exercise!

Salt water is great for your skin.

Salt water is calming and healing on your skin. If you suffer from acne eczema, or just sensitive skin in general, you will benefit from swimming in salt water over a traditional chlorine pool. While chlorine tends to dry out your skin, salt is a natural exfoliant and moisturizer, so you will leave your pool with soft, hydrated skin. 

If you’re interested in a salt water pool, contact our Kansas City pool experts at Pools by York. Use our tool to get a free pool quote, or contact us today to learn more.