With all of the different varieties of custom pools on the market, many people find it tough to make a decision about what will look best in their yard. They also often forget that some pool designs and functions will end up being less costly than others across the life of the pool. One of the great new additions to the world of swimming pools in this respect has been the saltwater pool. If you are curious about a saltwater pool and would like to know why it might end up being the most cost effective option, below are some of the ways that a salt water pool can save you money.
Cost over Time
One of the big things that dissuades some people from getting a saltwater pool is the initial upfront costs involved. The first time you salt your pool it will be more expensive than chlorine, but over time, you won’t have to add salt as often as you would have to add the chlorine if you had a chlorine-based pool. Getting over that initial startup cost is hard for some people, but you have to look at the big picture when you get a saltwater pool.
As a pool owner, you are going to have to maintain your pool, there are no two ways about it. Once you have had your pool installed and it is ready to go, the money and the work does not end. Some pools cost more than others to maintain. Saltwater pools are generally considered to cost less money to maintain throughout their lives, so again, that initial start up cost (which is more than a chlorine pool) will come back to you in the months and years to come.
A typical chlorine-based pool will cost you around $50 to $60 a month to maintain, whereas a saltwater pool should only cost you around $30 for the entire season. Keep in mind that all of the above maintenance estimates and requirements are based on the size of your pool. Obviously the bigger your pool is, the more money you are going to need to invest in its upkeep.
A saltwater pool is a great alternative to a traditional chlorine pool, and can end up saving you quite a bit of money in the long run, once you get over that initial startup cost. While they are certainly not free to keep and maintain, saltwater pools have saved a lot of people a lot of money and time.