- Aug 31, 2001
- South Bend, Indiana (near)
- Power Trac PT425 2001 Model Year
I know salt is hard on metals. And I know a salt water pool costs more in electricity to run VS a chlorine pool because the salt water chlorine generator pulls amps. However, chemical usage is way, WAY less with a salt water pool, so I don't think that guy knew what he was talking about.I use to have a hot tub and used bromine. When I got out it was very itchy on my skin. My skin has never been itchy, or had funny feeling on my skin with chlorine.
Reason I always stayed with chlorine is..A local guy that has installed inground pools for about 50 years told me once, that he only recommends chlorine, even though he would make more money selling the chemicals and generator, etc, for the salt system.
He also said that the salt was worse on pump seals than chlorine.