The Type of Pool Salt You Should Use and Why

Having a pool in your backyard is one of the best things about owning a house. Whether you moved in and it was already there or you are taking the time to build it, one thing you want to be sure of is that you know how to take care of it. Specifically what to put into it and what not to put into it. Today we’re going to go over what kind of pool salt you should use, what to avoid and, why it’s necessary for certain types of pools.

No one wants to swim in a pool full of a bunch of Potentially harmful chemicals, especially if you plan on diving underneath of the water or if you have babies or children that are going to be joining in the pool fun. In order to avoid those annoying eye burns and smelly chemicals, you can consider trying out a salt pool. It’s like having the beach at home and in your backyard. You will still get the soft skin and nice hair afterwards but you can say goodbye to all of the negative traits of a pool. (Except for sunburns, always wear sunscreen.)

First thing is first, salt for your pool? Yeah, I get it. It sounds extremely weird but it has it’s benefits and it’s a lot easier to maintain than a chlorine pool. And the salt you put into it is basically the exact same as the salt you use on food, it is literally just normal salt. But to make things more convenient you can get it in a bigger, bulk supply so you don’t have to worry about buying a ton of small kitchen salt shakers to fill your pool up. You can just buy the big gallon or so of the salt they sell at the store (most likely online but who knows, you might be able to check out a pool section in one of your local home hardware or garden stores.).

The salt you are putting into your pool is to help sanitize the water and to help get rid of anything that might be lurking below the water. In order for the salt to do it’s ob properly you are going to have to buy a filter to go along with it. You can get either a Salt Water Brominator or Salt Water Chlorinator. You can get those online too, and once you get that set up you should be all ready to poor in the salt and soon enough you will have the pool of your dreams.

There are also different types of salt pools. Some require more work, some have a lot more downfalls than the others, and some are really simple and easy to set up. As long as you are ready to buy bulk salt, some just require salt and the filter for it to go into. It’s one of the easiest types of pools for any homeowner to have and you will not regret setting one up when you are lounging out in the sun with a nice bar-b-q going and you have family over. Or maybe just a relaxing you day. Either way, salt pools are definitely the way to go.

If you don’t already have a salt pool, don’t worry. There are ways to convert your normal chlorine pool into a salt pool. It might take a little bit of work but once you get it done it will definitely be worth it.