June 15, 2021

Freshwater vs. Saltwater Pools - Which Is Better?

Let’s face it, we’ve all gone swimming in a saltwater pool and thought to ourselves that saltwater pools seem luxurious, but expensive! That’s actually quite the myth! The pros and cons of having a saltwater or freshwater pool vary greatly and can make the decision seem more difficult than it needs to be. Hopefully, with the right information to inform your decision, you'll be able to make an educated decision on which type of pool is best for you. Your trusted luxury pool construction company Bellareed Luxury Pools have weighed the pros and cons of having a freshwater pool vs a saltwater pool.


When it comes to maintenance, saltwater pools require a lot less maintenance than chlorine pools. This means that homeowners will spend less money over the lifespan of the pool making sure that it is swim-ready and in great condition. That being said, because saltwater pools do not use any significant chemicals that you have to add to the pool, you will have to add salt whenever there is an imbalance. This could be a tedious process if you consider that dropping chlorine tablets into a saltwater pool isn't quite easy to do.

Which is better for your skin?

The water in saltwater pools usually feels softer, which makes it much more enjoyable to swim in them for extended periods of time. They’re a lot more gentle on the skin and on the eyes because they have less chlorine in them. This means that if your family is sensitive to this chemical, saltwater pools may be the best option for luxury pools. On the other hand, freshwater pools use chemicals for cleaning. There have been some studies that have shown that chlorine may actually cause health risks when you are exposed to it long term. Additionally, chlorine is a dangerous chemical when in liquid or tablet form, but saltwater pools mitigate these concerns.

Making Sure That Your Pool Is Sanitary

These pools are incredibly affordable, and chlorine itself is not very expensive, which means that you can easily sanitize your pool. One of the most effective ways to prevent bacteria and algae from growing is to use chlorine. Chlorine will ensure that everyone who swims in your pool is safe and healthy. This is important if you have children, or the elderly using your pool or are concerned about compromising immune systems of any of your family members or friends.

Bellareed Luxury Pools

At the end of the day, both pools have their advantages and disadvantages so the final decision comes down to your personal preference. With an experienced luxury pool company such as BellaReed Luxury Pools, you can rest easy knowing that the pool system that you've installed is of the highest quality and at a competitive price. Call today and receive a free estimate on your new luxury swimming pool.

Bellareed Luxury Pools is a custom luxury pool, outdoor living design and construction company based in Atlanta, Georgia and Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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