Is a salt water hot tub right for you?

If you’ve been shopping for a hot tub, you’ve probably heard some buzz about salt water systems, and you may be wondering if they’re for you. Salt water systems offer significant benefits over traditional spa chemical sanitizers, from ease-of-use to easy-on-you. Read on to learn more!

Many Hot Spring Spas’ models use the ACE Salt Water System. It’s a nearly hands-free approach to spa maintenance, saving you time. After all, you aren’t shopping for a hot tub so you can spend your free time on maintenance and cleaning, right?

Since the ACE system automatically generates chlorine to keep your spa water safe and clean, many of those daily and weekly water care chores simply aren’t needed. You will still need to test your water weekly with a test strip, clean the system’s diamond electrode cell every 3 months, and follow a few other guidelines – but that’s it. And compared to traditional spa water care, it’s a breeze!

But beyond that, are many other benefits to owning a salt water spa, too.

Since the system uses salt and technology to generate active oxygen and other cleaners (including a small amount of chlorine), your spa water isn’t full of chemicals. You’ll enjoy water that’s fresh and sanitized, without a heavy chemical or chlorine smell.

The lack of chemicals is actually great for your skin, too. Not only will you be able to enjoy a relaxing soak in your new Hot Springs Spa, but you’ll emerge with soft skin that hasn’t been irritated by harsh chemicals. Salt water systems are perfect for people with sensitive skin.

If you’re looking for a hot tub to help ease your aches and pains, some experts say a salt water hot tub may offer added benefits. Warm salt water is a recommended treatment for recovery from exercise and overexertion.

If you’re interested in a salt water hot tub, or you have questions, give us a call or stop by one of our showrooms today.


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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