Salt Water Pools

"Soft Water" Pools!

At Gary Pools we love salt water pools, we are one of the few pool builders that feel comfortable recommending them. But there are a few things to consider, because they are not right for every pool.

With salt chlorination, you don’t have to mix, measure, or mess around with liquid or tablet chlorine. Heavy chemical orders, itchy skin, red eyes and bleached clothes are a thing of the past. Salt chlorination satisfies 100% of your pool’s sanitation needs, leaving you with water that’s always clean, clear, and luxuriously soft.


A Few Benefits of Saltwater

1.  Gentle on Eyes and Skin. Chlorine levels are generally lower with a salt generator. People who are sensitive to chlorine often report fewer irritations when using these pools.

2.  Safer Than Chlorine. In tablet or liquid form, chlorine can be dangerous to store and transport. Studies have shown that chlorinated water may also pose a long-term health risk, which may not apply to salt water systems to the same extent (on the other hand, they do still produce the same disinfection byproducts as traditional pools).

3.  “Soft Water” Feel. If you have a water softener in your home, you know that the addition of salt makes water feel smooth and silky to the touch – like rain water. Most people prefer this to the sometimes-abrasive feel of chlorinated water.

4.  Less Maintenance. Pool maintenance is more “hands-off” with a salt water system, as the salt cell simply produces chlorine as needed. That said, you still have to monitor chlorine levels periodically to make sure everything is working okay.


Salt & Swim 3C

The Salt & Swim is a simple and clean peace of equipment that makes salt chlornation easy. We have been using it for over 5 years and our customers love it.


The AquaRite & Turbo Cell is a bit more professional salt chlorinator. The wearable parts have a longer lifetime, up to 5 years, imagine not buying chlorine for 5 years. It’s really the lowest maintenance option available.

Important – Consider the following:

Saltwater chlorination has some draw backs, so if you are considering it please note the following.

Saltwater is very destructive when in contact, even infrequent, with some materials. In our experience the following materials should be kept away from the saltwater and surrounding pool area. 

  • Stone & Rock – Flagstone, Lueders, Limestone, sandstone and other softer materials can deteriorate much faster
  • Metal – fencing, furniture or other metals will rust

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