Saltwater systems can also help to reduce the amount of maintenance required for the hot tub, as they can be more efficient and require less frequent chemical additions. However, it is important to note that saltwater systems still require regular maintenance to ensure that the water remains balanced and clear.
Saltwater is hard on components.
While manufacturers tout that saltwater spas are better for people, the water can be very damaging to the tub itself. Salt is corrosive and can damage elements such as the heaters, pump seals, bearings in the jets, and any stainless-steel fittings.
Unlike fresh water tubs, salt water contains a unique combination of minerals and enzymes that help soften the skin. This also helps salt water's natural buoyancy, which salt water tub owners prefer over regular fresh water spas and tubs.
The pros of salt water treatment are: Though they carry chlorine, saltwater hot tubs and pools are gentler on the eyes, scalp, and skin. It fosters buoyancy, which can be very beneficial in the overall relaxation experience of the hot tub. Salt water does not produce an unpleasant odor.
A Salt Water system costs less to maintain on an ongoing basis. Once properly set up, the system basically regulates itself, keeping the water continuously sanitized. Less time spent testing out pH levels and chemical composition means more time spent enjoying your hot tub.
If you suffer from inflammation, are susceptible to skin irritation, or would just like to avoid the use of traditional chemicals chlorine or bromine, a salt water hot tub is the healthiest alternative for you.
Additionally, saltwater systems require less maintenance and have lower long-term costs. However, there are also some cons to consider, such as salt cell maintenance, the effects of saltwater on components, and the need for regular maintenance.
Many manufacturers recommend changing the water every three months. This recommendation, however, only applies to traditional chlorine spas. Saltwater hot tubs OKC typically need their water changed roughly every 12 months.
We also suggest you shower after you use your hot tub to rinse away chemicals that might be left on your skin.
Odor Free. Because of its natural chlorinating abilities, a salt water hot tub produces much less odor than a chlorine hot tub. This means your clothes and skin won't have that all-to-familiar chlorine smell after a long soak.
While you don't need to buy or add chlorine or bromine to a salt water hot tub, the end result is still water that contains chlorine or bromine. You'll also still need chemicals like non-chlorine shock and balancing chemicals, such as pH increaser or pH decreaser, to keep your water chemistry balanced.
The fact is that there are salt water hot tub conversion kits that can be installed on any hot tub allowing you to reap the benefits of a salt water system without having to forgo the hot tub you have or are looking to purchase.
Saltwater hot tubs banned
Unfortunately, some countries, such as Canada, have started banning Sodium Bromine because of the potential damage it can cause to aquatic organisms. The salt can pollute waterways and harm plant life. Please research your laws and regulations before purchasing a saltwater hot tub.
A saltwater system as an addition to your existing hot tub requires a substantial investment that may range from $500 to $5,000. Cell replacement adds to your costs: A hot tub salt cell usually lasts 2-5 years depending on the quality of the cell, frequency of use and the level of care you give it.
If you're planning to use a hot tub frequently, it can be a really good idea to dedicate a swimsuit (or collection of swimsuits) for hot tub use only. Swimwear that's worn in multiple different bodies of water, like the sea, or lakes, can carry contaminants that are harmful to your hot tub.
Hot Tubs, Water, & Dehydration
Hot tubbing is similar to exercise in that they both increase blood flow and speed up your heart rate. Therefore, you should drink a full glass of water before or after to make sure you're sufficiently hydrated.
Water Temperature – Saltwater hot tubs have to be kept above 68°F to process the salt properly. For many people, this is no challenge, as they keep their hot tub, well, hot! However, there are those who enjoy using a spa at a lower temperature, more like a small pool but with jets.
Disadvantages of Saltwater Pools
More complex than traditional pools, they often require experienced technicians even for minor problems. Salt can cause damage to some materials, so you may have to avoid using specific types of heaters, fixtures, underwater lighting, liners, and even some types of masonry work.
For chloramine sensitive individuals, a salt water hot tub system is a perfect solution: It keeps the water constantly clean and free from any harmful microorganisms while limiting exposure to chloramines. A soft, buoyant soaking experience.
Salt water also acts as a natural moisturizer and exfoliator, increasing our skin's ability to retain moisture. The more stressed we are, the less our bodies are able to function properly. Salt water helps promote our body's natural relaxation process leaving us feeling refreshed after each swim.