The Pros And Cons Of A Saltwater Hot Tub
No More Buying Chlorine
Every pool and hot tub owner knows how important chlorine is to their hot tub. However, they also feel the crunch on their wallet upon buying that chlorine. Improper chlorine levels can result in chemical burns, red eyes, and even discolored hair in some instances.
With saltwater hot tubs, chlorine generators produce all of the chlorine required for your hot tub to thrive.
Of course, the upfront cost of switching to saltwater is more expensive, but in a short amount of time, these generators pay for themselves. Chlorine is one of the more expensive items that hot tub owners will purchase, but it is a necessity. Not having to buy chlorine over and over again will help save you money which is why this is perhaps one of the best advantages of a saltwater hot tub.
Most people that have switched to saltwater hot tubs have experienced the comfort of not having to deal with improper levels of chlorine. The chlorine levels produced in a saltwater hot tub, are far less than those in a traditional hot tub. This often leads to a more pleasurable soaking experience, which is what having a hot tub is all about.
Cons Of Having A Saltwater Hot Tub
Landscaping can suffer due to saltwater. Some types of plants, lawns, and other forms of vegetation may not mesh well with saltwater. If water spills happen frequently, surrounding soil can become robbed of valuable nutrients, and areas around the hot tub can become dreary. If landscaping is a concern, a saltwater hot tub may not be the right solution for you.
Some forms of maintenance may be cheaper with a saltwater hot tub, but other areas may become more expensive. Adding salt to your pool can result in corrosion. There are pros and cons to anything, so be sure to weigh them all, before making your decision.
If you have any questions or concerns about which type of hot tub to consider for your backyard, do reach out to our team at Olympus Pools and we will be more than happy to help you with your decision.