Asked by: Argelia Schmeink
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th June, 2020

Is it cheaper to maintain a saltwater pool?

A saltwater pool requires less than $100 a year in salt and chemicals if it is consistently maintained. A chlorine pool, on the other hand, will cost between $300 and $800 per year in maintenance chemicals. These factors may mean that the cost savings for a saltwater system will be less dramatic.

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People also ask, is it easier to maintain a saltwater pool?

Yes, a salt water pool is easier to maintain! There's no need to purchase, store and add chlorine to your pool. While all pools require chemicals to maintain clean, clear water, salt water pools are more stable than traditional chlorinated pools, so they require fewer chemicals.

Likewise, what are the pros and cons of a saltwater pool? Salt Water Pool Advantages

  • Because they have lower chlorine levels, salt water pools are much gentler on the eyes and skin.
  • Research indicates that salt water systems may be safer than chlorine pools, which force owners to store and handle unsafe chemicals.

Correspondingly, how much does it cost to maintain a saltwater pool?

A salt water pool typically costs $50–$100 per year to maintain. Compare this to traditional chlorine pools, which cost $250–$300 per year.

Do I need to shock my saltwater pool?

How to Shock a Saltwater Pool. Just like any other chlorine pool, shocking a saltwater pool is no different. If using granular pool shock (Cal Hypo), use 3 lbs per 10000 gallons, for a complete shock that will kill anything in the pool. If using 6% liquid chlorine bleach, add 5 gallons per 10000 gallons.

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