Are Saltwater Spas Really Better?

When you’re in the market to buy a hot tub, you have a lot of decisions to make. Not only do you have to decide what size, brand, and jets you want, but you also have to choose between chlorine and saltwater systems. Saltwater spas have become more popular in recent years, but are saltwater spas really better? It all depends on what you consider “better.”

Saltwater is Softer on Your Skin

Does chlorine irritate your skin? Or does your skin feel super dry after you spend time in chlorinated water? We have some good news for you: saltwater is a lot easier on your skin than chlorine. With saltwater spa systems, the natural chlorine is formed by chemical reactions in your spa, not outside of your spa. This means there is less chemical buildup in your water, and your skin won’t be as dry or irritated. 

Saltwater Saves Money

Hot tubs are a large investment. And when you’re making this large of an investment, you want to find ways to save money in the long run. When you look at saltwater spa systems, you may be deterred by the price tag and go with the traditional chlorine system instead. But, a saltwater spa may save you money in the long run.

Remember: a hot tub will last you decades, so you should take that into account with your purchase. When you buy a Hot Spring® Spa with a Freshwater® Salt System, you’ll be saving money for years. You only have to drain and fill your hot tub once a year with a saltwater hot tub. With a chlorinated hot tub, you have to drain and fill it every 3-4 months, according to Hot Spring Spas. So, you’re saving yourself the cost of filling your hot tub 2-3 times. That’s hundreds of gallons of water a year! Not to mention the energy savings from not having to heat up cool water that many times.

Saltwater Spas are Easier to Maintain

Want the easiest spa ownership experience? With a saltwater spa, you don’t have to worry quite as much about maintenance. Since you use fewer chemicals in a saltwater spa, there is less chemical buildup for you to clean. Plus, as we mentioned, you only have to drain and fill your hot tub once a year, instead of quarterly. And if the other economical savings weren’t enough for you, you also don’t have to buy as many chemicals to maintain your pool. It’s a win-win-win.

Soak in a Saltwater Spa Today

If you’ve figured out your answer to the question “Are saltwater spas really better?”, head on over to Texas Hot Tub Company! We carry Hot Spring Spa’s Highlife® and Limelight® collections, which are equipped with the Freshwater Salt System. Our team will help you pick out the perfect saltwater spa for you and your family. And if you need help paying for your upgrade, we have financing options too. Contact us today or stop by one of our four award-winning showrooms to get started.


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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