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Health Benefits of a Saltwater Pool

If you’re considering building an inground pool due to all the health benefits it can offer, you may want to learn more about saltwater pool options. Building and owning a saltwater pool in your own backyard can be the perfect oasis for those with skin or eye sensitivities or individuals who just need a way to decompress after a difficult day. Saltwater is even known to help people suffering from arthritis or injuries, as it contains a mineral called bromine, known for helping treat muscle and joint aches, pains and soreness.

Read below to learn more about the health benefits of a saltwater pool from the experts at Anthony and Sylvan Pools.

Soothes, Exfoliates and Moisturizes Skin

Have you ever gone for a swim, only to realize later than your skin feels dry and itchy? Chlorine may keep bacteria out of your pool, but it can also really dry out the skin, removing moisture and natural oils. Saltwater, on the other hand, is actually good for the skin, and works to smooth and soften skin while acting as a natural moisturizer and exfoliator. In fact, it can be great for those who have skin conditions like eczema, acne, and psoriasis.

Perfect for Those Sensitive to Chlorine

If you or someone in your family is sensitive to chlorine, a saltwater pool can be a great option. Chlorine can irritate the lungs and make it difficult for sensitive individuals to swim and breathe. In some cases, chlorine can irritate asthma, allergies, and other breathing problems. Owning a saltwater pool helps alleviate some of these concerns with chlorine.

Gentle on Eyes

Chlorine can make your eyes water, irritating those with sensitive eyes or individuals who wear contacts. Chlorine and other chemicals in the pool can make your eyes burn, leaving you with red eyes at the end of the day. Saltwater pools have a salt concentration very similar to that of human tears, making it less likely to irritate your eyes.

Easily Relieves Stress

Saltwater pools can be a great stress reliever. Salt water helps promote our body’s natural relaxation process, leaving us feeling refreshed after each swim. It also reduces inflammation – great for people suffering from conditions like arthritis – relaxes muscles and relieves pain and soreness.

Clean and Sanitary

Saltwater pools use salt as a disinfectant and convert common salt into chlorine, which neutralizes bacteria and algae, meaning it’s just as clean and sanitary as a traditional chlorine inground pool.

Safer Alternative to Chemicals Like Chlorine

Since you’re not actually adding chlorine to a saltwater pool, a saltwater inground pool can be safer than traditional chlorinated pools. Chlorine can be poisonous and corrosive. When stored improperly, chlorine can even be a fire hazard!

Build a Saltwater Inground Pool with Anthony and Sylvan

If you’re interested in a saltwater pool for your backyard, Anthony and Sylvan can help. Even if you already own a traditional chlorine system pool, Anthony and Sylvan Pools offers saltwater conversions for current pool owners to upgrade the way their pools handle chlorine. Or, you can build your inground pool with one of our saltwater systems.

Get started building your own saltwater pool. Call Anthony and Sylvan Pools at 1-87-729-7946 or request a free consultation with one of our expert pool builders to learn more about our pool and spa options in your area.