Nowadays, most Czech gardens have swimming pools. They are affordable and effective for cooling off, especially in the summer. Therefore, in order to swim to Hallelujah in a pool, you need not only warm enough, but above all, clean water. Chlorine tablets or powder can easily ensure this. However, there is an equally effective disinfectant that does not smell as bad as chlorine and is not harmful to sensitive skin. It is simple sea salt.


More salt than gold?

Indeed, products containing chlorine can be too irritating in some cases. Even in low doses. Young children, especially preschoolers, and those suffering from, for example, atopic eczema or psoriasis, develop some problems with these preparations. Although they do not cause permanent damage to the skin, the itchy red patches, although they disappear quickly, are not pleasant. Salt, especially sea salt, however, is the opposite of chlorine. It acts like a balm on the skin. Not only does it act as a disinfectant, but it also has a therapeutic effect. That is why many dermatologists recommend that their patients go to the Dead Sea at least once a year. The Dead Sea is a natural sea area with the highest salinity in the world. While it may not be possible to simulate the same conditions in a garden pool, even a small amount of salt dissolved in the water can have beneficial effects.


Before you rejoice that a few packets of salt can provide a bathing experience comparable to sea bathing, put on the brakes. Sure, salt pool water is much better than chlorinated water, but it is not easily available. You need a proper salt-water conversion device, which is not cheap, and can cost upwards of $20,000. Of course, it depends on the size of the pool. If it is small, an inexpensive unit is suitable, but if it is large, one must consider purchasing higher quality and more expensive technology .