Choosing Between Chlorine And Saltwater Hot Tubs

An entirely new world awaits a person, couple, or family who has decided to purchase a hot tub – one of numerous health benefits and enjoyment. On a daily basis, improved relationship connections, rejuvenation, relaxation, and a more focused, keener mind are some of the benefits that can be reaped from today’s hot tubs. Once the big decision (to actually purchase a hot tub) has been made, there are still a few things to be considered. One of those is a water care system. In other words, are you going to purchase a chlorine or a saltwater hot tub?

In your relationship with your brand-new home spa, a crucial role is played by spa water purification. Regardless of the process you attempt to sustain, it’s going to be an ongoing endeavor. Let’s take a look at the purification choices just mentioned in an effort to help you decide which is best for your situation.

Saltwater System

Compared to seawater, a saltwater system contains much less salt. In today’s saltwater spas, far less time is spent measuring/adding chemicals vs. a chlorine system. Regarding water care maintenance, the hassle and guesswork has been removed for owners through the unique systems used by today’s models.

The benefits of a saltwater system are many. Here are a handful:

  • By reducing draining and refills (one time per year), water is conserved.
  • You’ll have more time to enjoy your spa because water care is simple.
  • There are no harsh odors because fewer chemicals are added.
  • The feeling from the water is more natural with no dry or itchy eyes or skin.

Traditional Chlorine Water

Let’s break this down into several areas:

Harmful bacteria are eliminated – Either in dissolvable solid or liquid forms, the spa water in these systems contains added chlorine. When it comes to killing bacteria (think the influenza virus, Salmonella, E. coli, etc.), chlorine is highly effective.

Chlorination side effects – If you’ve ever swam in a public pool, you will already recognize the unmistakable smell of chlorine. In some individuals, it can irritate sensitive areas (i.e., skin, eyes).

Maintenance for a chlorine system – Conditions must be maintained to keep your chlorine system’s water clean. Frequently, strips of treated paper are used for testing the concentration level of chlorine. By either diluting the mixture or adding more chlorine, you achieve the preferred level.

Cost and Time Comparison (Saltwater Versus Chlorine)

With the chlorine system, you’ll add chlorine weekly or daily. Also with chlorine, every 3 to 4 months, you must completely drain and refill the tub.

With the saltwater system, three times per year, you will replace the cartridge. Without tools, in just a few seconds, it is easy to replace the hidden, maintenance-free, disposable titanium cartridge. You’ll also need, approximately once a year, to drain and refill the tub.      

Shopping For A Hot Tub?

Whether you decide to go with a chlorinated water system or saltwater for your new hot tub, turn to the experts at AquaVision Pool & Spa. Check out our available spas quickly and easily. Shop by size, price, or by series. To gather a bit more information, check out our spa FAQ page.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up the installation of a chlorine or saltwater hot tub.

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