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If by chlorine pool, you mean a pool filled with fresh water that uses chlorine (or bromine) as a sanitizer, then the question really is: Is a salt water pool faster than a fresh water pool?

If by "faster", you mean ability to swim fast, then the answer is the salt water pool.

A swimmer floats higher on salt water, therefore there is less water contacting less surface area on the swimmer's body, therefore, there is less resistance and a person could swim faster in a salt water pool.

The salinity in a salt water pool is so minimal (maybe 1/6th to 1/12th the salinity of the ocean) the boyancy difference between a fresh water and salt water pool is minimal, if even measurable. However, swim times are measured in such small fractions of a second, the difference would be measurable in say Olympic type events, but not in your local swim club or school pool.

Both answers above make good observations. I must say, though, that I disagree with the conclusion of the first. Having more surface area exposed makes for more drag, not less. Submarines are faster than surface ships and porpoises are faster under water than they are on the surface, right?

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