Salt Water Hot Tub vs Traditional Chlorine Hot Tub?
Deciding on a Chlorine or Salt Water Hot Tub?
Installing a hot tub can add a relaxing space to your home. Spas can help you to relieve stress after a hard day, or even to minimize arthritis related aches and pains. However, once you’ve made the decision to get a hot tub, now you need to decide on the type of hot tub that you want to install. You could go for a classic like a chlorine managed hot tub or even a fancy new salt water hot tub, but which one is right for you? In this article, we’ll help you to answer that question by explaining the differences between these two choices so you can decide which is the right choice for you.
Traditional Chlorine Hot Tubs
Most people who think of pools and spas think of this type of water care. Chlorine is an easy and effective way to remove bacteria from your spa water and to keep it clean for recreational use. This includes killing harmful strains of bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella which can lurk in untreated or poorly treated water. Most public spas opt for this type of water treatment option for this reason. Unfortunately, while using chlorine is generally cheap and extremely effective, it does have its share of undesirable side effects. For one, the smell is something that many people dislike. It can also sometimes lead to skin or eye irritations for some people, because chlorine is an acid, though a very weak one. Maintaining the system can also be a pain because you’ll have to dedicate some time to testing the PH levels in your water and learning the proper chemical concoction that you’ll need to add to keep your hot tub running efficiently.
Salt Water Hot tubs
Salt water hot tubs are a more natural way to treat your spa’s water. Many people enjoy this approach because the strong smell of chlorine is taken out of the picture. The salt water also tends to feel much nicer on the skin, and people enjoy that a lot as well. The maintenance for saltwater systems can also be easier. Saltwater spas are not maintenance free, but they do provide the benefit of not having to juggle a bunch of chemicals to keep things working. The downside is that the initial expensive can be more costly than their traditional chlorinated cousins.
When choosing a hot tub for your home, there is no right or wrong answer. It’s more a matter of which option is right for your family. It’s important to weigh your options and to find a hot tub solution that fits both your personal needs and for your budget.
We hope we have provided you a bit of useful information when deciding which is best for you. Pool Knights is a complete pool service and maintenance company. If you need more information on our services feel free to call us or contact us. We will be happy to help you.