How is Salt Water Pool System Different from Traditional In-ground Swimming Pools?
A salt water pool system is not entirely different from any traditional in-ground pool system. The fundamental difference between the two lies in the way pools are sanitized in both the systems. Unlike traditional swimming pools in which chlorine is used in its physical form, a saltwater pool system uses a chlorine generator for sanitization purpose. And it is entirely down to your personal choice whether you want to get a traditional in-ground pool system or a salt water pool system.
In standard pool systems, a chlorinator is linked either offline or inline to the filtration system of the pool. In such systems, the user is required to fill chlorine into this system – the frequency of this job depends on the size of your swimming pool and how often it is used. This is how most people distribute chlorine into their swimming pools.
On the other hand, a saltwater pool system uses a salt generator. This generator has a salt cell having metal plates and a control box. The creation of chlorine, in this system, is done through electrolysis – the control box is responsible for creating an electrical charge and sending it through to the metal plates, resulting in the formation and distribution of chlorine in the pool. As pool water flows and reaches the salt cell, it results in the formation of hypochlorous acid. This is how chlorine is introduced into the pool water in a salt water pool system. The most significant benefit of this system is that it does away with the need of the user having to deal with chlorine in its physical form.