Benefits of Using a Salt Water Chlorinator

This article addresses some of the benefits of using a Salt Water Chlorinator over the traditional use of chlorine and manually dosing the pool.

There are many disadvantages to manually dosing a chlorine pool with chlorine — sore eyes, smells, irritating skin and the affects on hair color.

However many people still debate about which is the better option when it comes to either a salt water chlorinator or manually maintaining chlorine.

Many people do not like using chlorine but many people have no other option and use chlorine because that’s what they have always done.

A salt water chlorinator maybe a large initial investment however over time it will be worth it because of the time saved, how good your spa or pool looks, and you will end up saving money on chlorine.

Eliminate Harsh Chemicals

While there is still chlorine present in a salt water pool, the level of chlorine in the water is not as high and there is no need to add other sanitizing chemicals.

The little amount of chlorine in the water is generated by the chlorine generator. This eliminates the need to manually handle toxic and harsh chemicals that are traditionally used in chlorine pools and spas.

Maintaining pools using a chlorinator is much more environmentally friendlier compared to traditional options. No more strong chlorine odor that many swimming pools have. The water will not irritate your skin because there is no high concentration of chemicals.

A chlorine generator will ensure that swimmers will not be subjected to dry skin, discolored skin, discolored swimsuits, and of course red eyes. There is total comfort in water because there are no harsh chemicals in the pool water.

Low Maintenance

One of the best benefits of a salt water pool or spa is the low maintenance that it requires. Salt water pools and spas keep looking good at all times — the water is normally crystal clear.

There is no need to add other sanitizers. However, it is necessary for the pool owner to do regular alkalinity, pH, and water hardness tests to make sure that the swimming pool or spa water is healthy.

A by product of the salt chlorinator process is actually producing a form of salt. This means that in normal operating conditions very low amounts of salt needs to be added to the water.

Healthier Option

Salt water is healthier for swimmers. Salt water is softer on skin, eyes, and hair compared to traditional chlorine pools.

High amounts of chlorine and additives are the reason for the irritation that some swimmers have when swimming. Salt water pools are a good option for people with allergies.

Cost Efficient

The upfront expense of a chlorinator maybe a little high, however it can be cheaper overtime. This is due to the cost of the chlorinator paying for itself as the price of salt is lower than the price of chlorine. Minimal quantities of salt is required to keep the correct levels of salt in the water.


A salt water chlorinator can be used in swimming pools (either commercial or residential), spas or hot tubs. Typically installation can be done DIY but be careful as some manufacturers will not honor their warranty if you install the chlorinator yourself.

For more information, please visit our Salt Water Chlorinator website.