Last Updated on April 26, 2017

If you have recently bought a house with a pool, or if you have just had a pool put in, then you will want to learn how to care for it in the best way. You might have heard of all different things that you can do for the water in the pool, and you might wonder which way of caring for it is the best for your family’s health and for keeping the pool clean. And if so, then you should read on to find out some pros and cons of each type of water.


Salt Water:

Pros: Salt water does not have the smell of chlorine. It is much better in that way, and it is also much gentler on the eyes than chlorine is. The salt in the water is not too strong at all, and it just gives the water a soft water kind of feel. It is easier to care for a salt water pool than a chlorine pool, too, and that in another reason that it is a good thing.

Cons: Salt water is more expensive than chlorine, and it is not something that everyone can afford. The salt in the water may damage pool accessories, as well, and that is not something that everyone is willing to risk. Saltinators produce chlorine as well, however, this is 100% natural chlorine.



Pros: Chlorine is something that you most likely are familiar with, and that will make it easier for you to use. Chlorine is cheaper than other ways of keeping the water clean, and it also helps to kill germs in a better way than some of the other things out there.

Cons: Chlorine irritates your eyes, and it smells bad. It is a strong chemical . It can be a bother to carry it out to the pool all of the time, and it is a dangerous chemical, that dries your skin and can be bad for you to breathe in and drink it in large quantities (by accident).


Natural Pool Water:

Pros: There won’t be as much chlorine in the water, and that means that you will feel that the water is healthier. There won’t be salt in the water, and you won’t have to worry about that, either. Your eyes will not feel irritated, and there will not be a bad smell. It is also easier to clean most pools when they have a system set up for keeping it naturally clean than it is to dump chlorine into it all of the time.

Cons: The natural approach is often more expensive than other options that you have. It also may be difficult for you to get it set up in the first place, and it may not be worth the bother for your pool, especially if you have a smaller pool. Many community pool owners are required to put certain chemicals in their pools unless they drain the pool every day and filtering the water constantly.

So think about the pros and cons of each type of water. Think about what you should be doing for your pool, and what is most important to you about it. Do you want to save money when caring for it, or are you more worried about getting the chlorine out of there? Think about what you can do for your pool, and then make the right decision for it.