How do saltwater pools work?

In recent years, saltwater pools have become increasingly popular. Everyone is talking about these pools, but... do you really know what makes this type of pool different from the rest? At Mayrasa home, we are going to try to clear up any doubts you may have in this short article.

First of all, let's start by explaining exactly what a saltwater pool is, given that when we hear this name we usually think of sea water, although there are also this type of pools, in reality we are generally referring to those pools where the water in the pool is treated with special devices that work with salt. In this way, devices called salt chlorinators are incorporated into the pool.


It is necessary to add 5 to 6 g. of salt per litre of water in the pool. This water passes through electrodes installed in the purification system, turning the salt it contains into a powerful disinfectant for the cleaning and maintenance of the pool. Its consumption is quite low and therefore there is no need to change the pool water, as it remains in perfect condition.


If you are considering installing this system in your pool, here are some of the main advantages of these saltwater pools.

  • They help to take care of your health:  It produces less irritation and redness in the eyes, less dry skin, contributes to less wrinkles, helps to eliminate toxins from our skin. It also helps to improve blood circulation and improves respiratory capacity.
  • Savings in maintenance products and less work: You notice a considerable reduction in the consumption of chemicals, which is not the most favourable for our organism. On the other hand, by automating the process, you save time at the same time. If we stop to think about it, water evaporates, but salt does not... so you will only lose salt when you get in and out of the pool. If you use water without too much lime and you have a good system, the maintenance will be almost null.
  • They are totally ecological if you are one of those people who care about the environment, this type of pool will undoubtedly captivate you.


Not everything can be perfect, even if it has many enriching advantages.

Unfortunately, the main disadvantage is the price of these systems. A system with these characteristics can easily cost between 1,000/3,000 euros. Even so, it must be taken into account that in the long term, the savings are notable due to the reduction in chemical product costs, thus achieving a higher quality of water.

An important point to note is that, if you are going to install this type of system in your pool, you must also install a automatic pH regulation systemThis avoids having to measure water on a daily basis and saves you from having to add extra products.

We hope that we have been able to help you make up your mind and inform you about the subject, and that we have been able to be of service to you!