Summer in America is grilling outside by the pool with friends and family. A pool has become an asset to the average home with it increasing property value in some areas by up to fifteen percent. Backyard pools have been around for decades, with the same structure and chlorine formulas being used for the majority of them. However, in recent years, a new trend is starting to evolve in swimming pools. The use of salt water pools is growing increasingly popular for both health and economical reasons.

Salt water pools areĀ  not filled with heavy chemicals that have a tendency to dry out the skin and turn a little girl’s blond hair into a green mess. While there are still a fair amount of chemicals in the pool, they are mild and limited, creating a less aggressive swimming pool experience. Proponents of salt water pools generally believe that the chemicals in traditional pool systems can prove somewhat dangerous over time, if used on a regular basis.

Another benefit to owning a salt water pool as opposed to a tradition chlorinated pool is the overall economic benefit. As many pool owners know, chlorine costs can add up over the summer, and can quickly become a major factor in the household budget costing hundreds of dollars in maintenance. On the other hand, salt water systems prove to be economical with salt costing a fraction of chlorine. Though the salt water system may initially be more expensive to install, it will pay for itself in a short span of time.

Perhaps the best benefit of salt water pools is the lack of frequent maintenance requirements. Though all pools must be maintained and tested for safety, a salt water system takes care of some of the daily work for the homeowner, making the experience much more enjoyable. A control box monitors the pool’s conditions and tests the water on a regular basis.

For those in the market for a new pool, the a salt water pool is a safer, healthier and less expensive option for most buyers. Because of its growing popularity, it is more likely to increase the value of one’s property. The salt water systems have truly revolutionized the pool industry, and American Summers too.