A common misconception is that having a salt water pool means no chlorine, but this is just not the case. High salt in the pool converts to chlorine and both are corrosive and have possible effects on health as well as the longevity of pool equipment and surrounds.
Perfect for asthmatics, psoriasis and eczema
Up to 50% savings on running costs
Good for surrounding plants and garden
Won’t damage outdoor furniture near the pool
No need to wash swimwear or shower afterwards
Less maintenance and better for equipment
No red eyes or irritated skin
Lowest levels of TDS
Like household tapwater
The difference is clear
So often we hear a pool owner say, “We don’t have chlorine, we have a salt pool”. It is a common misconception that people believe they are not swimming in chlorine because they don’t physically have to manage it via liquid drums or tablets.
The electrolysis process in a salt-water swimming pool is achieved by passing the salt-water solution through an electrolytic cell that converts sodium chloride (salt) in the water into chlorine gas. When dissolved in the water it becomes sodium hypochlorite (liquid chlorine). So you are in fact producing your own chlorine to sanitise the pool.
The chlorine produced then needs to be maintained at high levels in the pool and cyanuric acid is required to keep it there. You can discover more on our freshwater vs chlorine page.
A massive impact on the industry in more recent times has been the introduction of mineral salts opposed to direct salt. The thought process here was the minerals most commonly (magnesium and potassium) are absorbed through the skin and this transdermal method, can have powerful effects in assisting the body to build and maintain optimal levels of magnesium. This in turn is claimed to promote health and wellbeing, relieve stress and anxiety and provide your muscles with added strength. However, the fact remains that these minerals are still salt which in turn is producing chlorine and requires the same additional chemicals to maintain a healthy pool.
A Freshwater Pool uses an alternative to just salt, being nature’s minerals such as copper and silver. As the ancient Greeks discovered, algae would not grow in copper, and silver had purifying qualities in the water. These minerals remain in the water to constantly sanitise your pool as well as give you that rejuvenating feeling during swimming.
Combined with an oxidiser that destroys organic matter generated from bather load and garden surrounds, the hybrid solution is a constant sanitiser that requires much less running time and the need for additional chemicals such as cyanuric acid (now banned in some countries).
The end result is up to 80 percent less salt/mineral levels than its rivals, resulting in record low levels of chlorine produced but then not held in the pool water. (No more than what you drink from a tap or shower in every day). So not only is your water healthier and crystal clear, your equipment and pool surrounds will last much longer due to the freshness of the water. Even your garden will love it!