Everybody has different swimming preferences. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available for your backyard in-ground pool in the Minneapolis area. One option is chlorine vs saltwater. Which one is better for you and your family? Royal Pool and Spa in St. Paul, Minnesota is ready to help you make that choice. There are many pros and cons to both pools. We will discuss the differences in the two pools as well as the pros and cons. We can also help you with residential swimming pool maintenance for your inside or outside pool.


Chlorine Pools

Chlorine pools have been the traditional pool for more than fifty years. Chlorine pools use chlorine tablets to keep the pool clean and disinfected. The tablets disinfect against germs, bacteria, and algae. Chlorine tablets also help keep the water’s ph balanced. Chlorine tablets are used on concrete, plaster, painted, pebble, vinyl, and fiberglass pools.


The chlorine tablets are dispensed in one of two ways. The first and most common way the tablets are dispersed is by using an external chemical feeder. The external feeder is usually located by your pool’s equipment. The second way of dispensing the chlorine tablets are using an in-pool floating device.


Pros of Chlorine Pools

●        Chlorine pools are easy to keep up.

●        The pools are stabilized to prevent the loss of chlorine due to UVA rays.

●        Chlorine pools are excellent for all pool types.


Cons of Chlorine Pools

●        You must fill the tablet dispenser every 1-3 weeks.

●        You must buy and store the chlorine tablets.

●        The stabilizer in chlorine tablets can build-up over time in the pool. This can cause extra maintenance.


Salt Pools

Salt pools are also known as chlorine generators or salt generators. These types of pools have become more popular over the last twenty to thirty years. The way a salt pool works is salt is being poured into the pool and is brushed into until the salt dissolves into the water. The chlorine generator is made of matching titanium plates that electrolyze the liquefied salt to make chlorine. This means that a salt pool is not chlorine free.


Chlorine is needed to keep the pool clean and sanitary. The same levels of chlorine are needed for the upkeep of the pool no matter what type of pool you have. The residential level is 1-3 parts per million (ppm) of chlorine. The job of the salt generator is to use the salt to produce chlorine for the pool.


Pros of Salt Pools

●        You do not have to buy and store chlorine tablets.

●        Soft skin from the salt water.

●        It is easy to adjust the chlorine production rate.


Cons of Salt Pools

●        Salt pools have a high upfront cost.

●        You must test and maintain proper salt levels as well as the stabilizer levels.

●        You must regularly add salt to the pool.


Pool Maintenance Services in St. Paul, Minnesota

Do you need your residential pool maintained in St. Paul, Minnesota? Royal Pool and Spa can maintain your pool for you regardless of the type of pool that it is. Give us a call today to schedule your pool maintenance. You can reach us at 651-779-7606, or you can message us at Rps55155@gmail.com.