When clients come to our facility and ask if we have a salt water pool, we are not quite sure what to answer. It’s not an easy question to respond to. We get what our clients are asking but the answer is a bit more complicated than you would imagine. Let me start by detailing what a “salt water” pool is.
A salt water pool uses a salt chlorine generator to make the chlorine for your pool, eliminating the need to buy chlorine. The generator converts salt to chlorine, which is made by passing electricity through water. This system will increase salinity and reduce the chemical smell while giving pool water a silky texture. So in reality, a salt water pool is a chlorine pool that uses a different system. That’s why it’s a hard question to answer. I think what our customers are requesting to know is if the chemicals that we use in our pool are safe on their baby/toddler’s skin. The answer is a resounding YES.
At Evolution Swim Academy, like many other indoor swim schools, we are experts at water chemistry monitoring. Our bather loads are very high in comparison to most commercial pools and even more important, our bathers are very young, with sensitive skin. For this reason, we monitor our pool chemistry every day and adjust daily.