Pros and Cons Of Saltwater Hot Tubs

Chlorinated hot tubs are commonly thought to be the means to sanitize your backyard hot tub or pool.  A great but lesser known alternative is identical just the method of sanitization is different. Saltwater hot tubs employ the use of a chlorine generator  to convert salt to chlorine. There is a strong chlorine smell associated which is a negative with chlorine, add to that burning eyes, irritated skin and green hair you may want to try a saltwater tub.

Chlorine or Saltwater

The only difference is the existence of a chlorine generator and a Calgary hot tub you presently own can be converted or purchase a new saltwater hot tub. You will need to spend and extra $200 to $600 for the generator. The cost of salt is about $20 a year compared to the more expensive alternative of chlorine.

Pros

Saltwater tubs provide an increased level of comfort, water that is less chlorinated means a more enjoyable experience. The water is softer so less likely to cause dry skin, itching, burning sensations, green hair or swimsuit fading. Those who opt for the saltwater method of sanitizing

Their tub do so for the increased level of comfort it provides. The steady flow of chlorine delivered with a chlorine generator reduces algae build up and even a higher level of overall cleanliness is evident. Another advantage is there is no expensive chlorine to buy, lug or add to your home hot tub.

Cons

Saltwater hot tubs are more expensive, the upfront cost of purchasing the chlorine generator, however the maintenance costs are lower day to day. Your hot tub will require more upkeep as salt is more corrosive which metal parts and components need to be replaced more frequently. In addition, your salt chlorinating cells will need to be inspected every three months and replaced every 2 to 3 years. Using a saltwater hot tub can be harmful to nearby plants and possibly kill them any surrounding soil can be ruined as well. Before you choose a tub using a chlorine generator check local restrictions as some towns and cities ban saltwater hot tubs and pools for the possible harm to the soil. When making a purchase doing some research will avoid any surprises in the future, and can provide you and your family with many years of health benefits.

Imagine coming home some dreary, wet, cold winter’s day and the convenience of relaxing in your very own backyard oasis.

Contact World Of Spas in Calgary if you have any questions regarding hot tubs.