Salt Water Designated Areas, and Information

Saltwater Information

Saltwater is created by inorganic ions and occurs naturally on Earth. Salt water has about 35 grams of salt particulates for every liter of water. Saltwater can be found in oceans, lakes ponds and other forms of viscous liquids. Salt water is very conductive and increases depending on temperature and the salt content. The higher the salt content the more conductive it becomes. Salt is able to dissolve in water because the positive chloride ions and the negative water ions attracting positive sodium ions.

salt-water-moleculeSalt water pools are steadily gaining popularity in a chlorine dominated industry. Salt water pools are more expensive in initial costs, but over time chlorine users spend more money on chemical treatments. Regular users can spend over $300 per swimming season. The salt water mix produces its own chlorine and a user will not have to purchase the chemical. Chlorine is also harsher than a saline mix and can cause eye irritation, and skin rashes. Salt water pools are lower maintenance owners only need to check their pool water every week instead of every few days.


Tropical and saltwater aquariums are more expensive than freshwater aquariums. The price difference is noticeable in regards to animals, living rocks and the beautiful design of a saltwater or tropical aquarium. Species of invertebrates are readily available in saltwater tanks; include shrimps, seas stars, corals and other invertebrate species. The fish colors of a salt water aquarium are brighter, more colorful than species available for freshwater tanks.