Is a Saltwater Hot Tub Right for You?

Easy Maintenance on a Saltwater Spa

When it comes to shopping for a hot tub, you can pretty much choose all of your favorite features, including your sanitization method. You may find yourself wondering if the tried-and-true chlorination system is best. Or, is perhaps a new and improved saltwater hot tub more efficient? Here’s what you need to know to decide if a saltwater hot tub is right for you.

What Is a Saltwater Hot Tub?

Any spa where you add salt instead of directly adding chlorine as a sanitizer is considered a saltwater hot tub. You can add a salt chlorine generator to turn your current hot tub into a spa that uses salt to sanitize your water, but it’s usually an expensive addition. Or, you can purchase a brand new hot tub that runs on a salt system, such as the FreshWater® Salt System.

Salt for Sanitizer? 

Yes! With the right type of salt, you can throw out those harsh-smelling chemicals and still keep your spa water sparkling clean. With a salt system, there’s a natural chemical reaction caused by electrolysis. The reaction actually produces its own chlorine when the salt in the water reacts with the salt cell generator, releasing exactly the right amount of natural free chlorine that your water needs. There’s no more struggling to remember to add your sanitizer or wondering if you’ve added the right amount. 

Saltwater Spa Maintenance

Looking for easy maintenance?

Saltwater spa maintenance is generally simpler and more straightforward compared to traditional chlorine-based systems. One of the key advantages is the reduced need for frequent drain and fills.

However, routine maintenance tasks still apply. Regularly checking and adjusting levels, ensuring proper water circulation, and cleaning the spa’s filter are essential steps to keep the system running smoothly. Additionally, periodic inspections of the salt cell or generator and cleaning are needed to maintain optimal performance. While saltwater spas may require less attention than their counterparts, a consistent maintenance routine makes for clean, clear water and a hassle-free spa experience.

Saltwater hot tubs often boast advanced filtration systems, which help maintain crystal-clear water quality. Overall, a saltwater hot tub not only offers a luxurious and therapeutic soak but also fosters a healthier and more enjoyable way to unwind and rejuvenate.

Is a Saltwater Hot Tub for You?

When it comes to deciding between a salt system like FreshWater versus chlorine for your hot tub’s sanitation, you really can’t go wrong. Both are safe and effective sanitizing methods. However, you may prefer saltwater if:

  • Chlorine irritates your eyes or skin.
  • You don’t like the smell of chlorine.
  • You struggle with remembering to regularly add chemicals to your hot tub.
  • You’d rather pay more for a hot tub upfront but save money over time with lower maintenance costs. 

Here’s an added bonus: With a saltwater spa, the water feels softer on your skin, and provides more buoyancy for your joints and muscles, creating a relaxing atmosphere for both your mind and body. What’s not to love!?

Is a saltwater hot tub the answer to your search for the ultimate spa experience? Contact Texas Hot Tub Company today and find the perfect hot tub for you and your family! We have an array of stunning models that would be perfect for your needs. Schedule your free test soak today to see just how wonderful saltwater spa ownership can be.


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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