Can salt water sea water harm my eyes?

Salt water pool

Salt water is good for your skin

Salt water has numerous beneficial effects on the skin. Among other things, salt water has a disinfectant, anti-inflammatory and cleansing effect, which can help with acne or other skin blemishes. It also promotes wound healing. However, you should not go into the saltwater pool with a fresh wound, as this can be painful. Since salt water penetrates deeper into the skin than conventional water, the supply of minerals to the skin is increased.

Compared to chlorine, salt water is better tolerated by most people and makes bathing more pleasant.

Salt water strengthens the immune system

Salt water strengthens the immune system and stimulates blood circulation. This makes you less susceptible to infections and other diseases.

Saltwater pools are easier to maintain

When entering the salt water pool, salt is simply poured into the water. 40 kg of salt are sufficient for 10 m³.

The salt dissolves in the water and is sufficient as a medium for electrolysis. The electrolysis does not use up the salt, which is why you can use the salt water again in the next pool season.

Since the salt water system runs fully automatically, you can go on vacation without hesitation. In contrast to the chlorine pool, the pH value does not have to be checked regularly.

No smell of chlorine

One of the greatest advantages of the salt water pool is that you no longer have the smell of chlorine. Neither near the pool, nor on the skin or hair after bathing.

No irritated eyes when diving

The eye is surrounded by a salty tear fluid. The salt concentration of these is approx. 0.9%. Since the salt concentration in the salt water pool is only 0.4%, the salt water in the pool does not cause eye irritation.

The salt concentration in the sea is approx. 3.55%, which leads to irritation of the eyes, as it is approx. 9 times more salty than the tear fluid in our eyes.

Salt is a natural product

Salt is a natural product and for this reason it is more environmentally friendly and better tolerated than artificially produced pool chemicals. In addition, unlike chlorine, it can be stored without any regulations.

Salt is cheaper than chlorine

25 kg of industrial or evaporated salt costs only about 9 €. For about 12 € you get 40 kg, which is enough for 10 m³ of pool water.

Lower power consumption

Due to the high disinfecting power of the salt, the filter run time is shorter than with chlorine. That saves electricity costs.

Retrofitting possible afterwards

A subsequent conversion to a salt water pool is possible without any problems. The only thing to note is that non-salt-resistant components are replaced. That means stainless steel parts have to be exchanged for parts made of plastic or titanium.