Thinking about swimming and establishing a spacious, healthy and luxurious swimming pool; yes it is possible. But it involves a heavy cost to have a high class swimming pool with fresh chlorinated water. The salt water pool cost has been estimated being lesser than that of the fresh water pool. Considering the construction, maintenance and refilling cost of both types of pool, people usually opt for a cost effective option; which in case of people living near the coasts is the salt water pool. The construction of pool infrastructure remains almost same for fresh water pool and salt water pool but maintenance cost and refilling cost makes them different. Before choosing, one should have consider the benefits, problems and pricing of salt water pools.
The option of pool with salt water, fiberglass installations, marble or ceramic tiles floor and brass water bodies can be an excellent combination. Before going for a solid decision one must consider the benefits likely to be achieved against incurring reasonable salt water pool cost. Generally, to install a salt water pool can cost more likely in between 1000-2000 usd. The maintenance cost for salt swimming pools are less compared to hidden water pools as owner may will have to spend only 80-120 usd for chlorine. While calculating cost for a fresh water swimming pool one must add the cost of chlorination of water, sanitization, and water itself; which in case of salt water pool you need not to consider. Shocking of fresh water pool is another hidden cost to be incurred in case of fresh water pool. A reasonable amount of shock bags are consumed specially after the rain, seasonal change or increased number of users. The salt water pool cost remains lower as these charges are also eliminated and salt water does not require shocking. Comparing the costs of both types of swimming pools it has been learnt that by many ways the salt water pool cost is more workable and affordable.
Fresh water pool generally gets infected by algae, which is controlled by a chemical known as Algaecide. This chemical also involves a heavy cost and particularly if it is required to be used on frequent basis. In case of pool with salt water this cost is also subtracted from the total sum of the cost. Depending upon the size, type and style the cost of salt water pool may vary but in the same area the cost will be much lower than the fresh water pool in terms of construction, maintenance and refilling of water. The only disadvantage of pool with salt water is that the disposal of sea water or salt water is not friendly for green surroundings. The pricing of pools is generally calculated in terms of units of per square foot. Initial cost which includes planning, designing and excavation of earth remains same for the fresh water pool and salt water pool. It may vary from place to place as well; for example the areas where fresh water is easily available and the environmental factors favour the construction and maintenance of fresh water pool, the salt water pool may be costly. The salt water is naturally chlorinated and protected against algae; thus not involving the cost for these extra costs. Density of sea water is such that it never needs shocking of the pool; it is therefore recommended to be less costly in all aspects.