What Are the Benefits of Salt Water Hot Tubs?

Posted on April 29, 2022

Salt water hot tubs offer tons of benefits, from less chemical usage and maintenance to positive health impacts. Unlike traditional chlorine-based alternatives, they do not use harsh chemicals, require less routine maintenance, and offer users numerous health advantages.

With a luxurious salt water hot tub installed in your backyard, you too can experience what it’s like to be at a spa – right from the comfort of your home – without needing to maintain and clean it as often. Let’s dive into the wide range of benefits of having your very own at-home salt water hot tub.

Salt Water Hot Tubs Require Less Chemical Usage

Since salt water hot tubs do not need traditional chemicals to sanitize them, consumers save money on the cost of chemicals such as chlorine tablets and bromine, not to mention not having to constantly smell that awful chlorine odor. With salt water hot tubs, you instead use a salt-based sanitizer generator, which produces natural chloride-based sanitizer that leaves out the strong odor of traditional chlorine. Additionally, the reduced amount of chlorine is less harsh on users’ skin, hair, and eyes. The side effects of using large amounts of traditional chlorine can include dry, irritated skin and eyes, making a salt water hot tub a much better option for your health.

The reduced level of chemicals means less worrying about children or pets accidentally getting into those chemicals as well. Salt water hot tubs use fewer chemicals while still being just as sanitary as – if not more than – traditional chlorinated hot tubs.

Maintenance Savings

Although salt water hot tubs have higher initial setup costs, you will save more in the long run when it comes to the time commitment required for maintenance. This allows you to spend more of your valuable time enjoying your hot tub and less time keeping it clean and maintained.

With salt water hot tubs, the majority of labor is spent during the startup process. The initial setup requires great care, because if it is not done properly from the start, then it will not operate correctly in the long run. However, after the initial setup is complete, the maintenance needed for properly set up systems is minimal. Without the need to constantly monitor sanitizer levels like traditional systems, you will be required to perform less maintenance overall. There is still some upkeep that needs to be done, but it is known to be less time-consuming, less expensive, and more efficient compared to a traditional hot tub. For example, the Fresh Water Salt System from Hot Spring uses a titanium cartridge to create chlorine from the salt to sanitize the water, which only needs to be checked every 10 days. This means less time spent on hot tub upkeep and more time spent enjoying your personal oasis.

Health Benefits of Salt Water Hot Tubs

Salt water hot tubs are not only incredibly relaxing, but they offer a ton of health benefits as well. In addition to letting you enjoy its comforts when it comes to the warm and inviting water, you do not have to be surrounded by the off-putting odor of chlorine. When soaking in the peaceful water of your hot tub, you can allow yourself to be transported to a place of serenity and comfort. You will find that the pressure on your joints and muscles releases, which can be ideal for those who seek relief from uncomfortable muscle and body aches at the end of the day.

Additionally, salt water hot tubs are far less harmful to the eyes and skin, which can become heavily irritated by the chloramines released from traditional chlorine. Likewise, the effects on users’ hair are far less drying and damaging than chlorinated tubs.

Overall, salt water hot tubs can provide many health and safety benefits while also saving owners time and peace of mind. Although the initial startup cost is more expensive, in the long run, you save big when it comes to the amount of time you spend on maintaining your hot tub while also reaping the many health and safety benefits of having a saltwater system. Salt water hot tubs are incredibly relaxing for everyone and can transform your backyard into a hidden paradise – just for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are hot tubs with salt water better than chlorine?

Many users find salt water to be softer and less irritating than chlorine, which can cause dryness, itching, and discoloration. Additionally, salt water systems generally require less frequent chemical adjustments compared to chlorine-based systems.

Are salt water hot tubs good for your skin?

Whether salt water hot tubs are good for your skin depends on several factors, including your individual skin type and sensitivities, as well as the specific minerals and properties of the salt water in your spa. Minerals like magnesium and potassium, often present in some salt water hot tub or jacuzzi systems, can have a softening effect on the water, potentially leaving your skin feeling smoother and more hydrated.

How long do salt water hot tubs last?

The salt cell, which generates chlorine through electrolysis, is a crucial component of a salt water hot tub. Its lifespan typically ranges from 2-5 years, depending on usage frequency, water quality, and proper cleaning.

Why is my salt water hot tub not producing chlorine?

Some common reasons why your salt water hot tub might not be producing chlorine are low salt levels or improper salt quality. An insufficient amount of salt in the water will prevent the salt cell from generating chlorine, while impurities in the salt or the use of salt not specifically designed for salt water hot tubs can affect chlorine production. Review your hot tub manual for troubleshooting steps for your specific hot tub model or consult a professional for advice.

How much does a salt water hot tub cost?

The cost of a salt water hot tub can vary widely depending on several factors, but they typically range from $10,000 to $20,000. Contact Energysavers today for a free quote on our variety of HotSprings hot tub models, or stop by our store in Meredith, NH to browse our showroom and ask our staff for assistance.

About Energysavers, Inc.

Founded over 40 years ago, Energysavers is family-owned and operated out of Meredith, NH. We are proud to provide quality, dependable pellet stoves, wood stoves, fireplaces, hot tubs, saunas, outdoor grills, and more. Visit the store room and choose from the many models and sizes we have in stock and receive the best price and quality service. Call us today at (603) 279-7961 to visit our store or schedule a home inspection. 

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