Updated: Nov 23
If you’re looking for a home spa, you need to know what kind to look for. You need to consider different specifications like the dimension of the tub, more importantly, the water system.
There are two kinds of water systems in home spas. The first is the traditional water and chemical mix, and the second is the salt water system. Salt water hot tubs give a more relaxing experience than a traditional chlorine system because they use fewer chemicals. There are health benefits as well. For more details, here are the major benefits of salt water spas:
Salt water spas produce a moderate amount of chlorine through electrolysis. Compared to a traditional chlorinated system, salt water is gentler for the skin. The natural chlorine it produces gives a more pleasant soaking experience. As a bonus, salt water helps soften your skin.
No Foul Smell
You won't have that foul chlorine smell after soaking because salt water doesn’t leave an unpleasant odour. They don’t form chloramines - the chemical compounds responsible for the strong chlorine smell. Natural chlorine molecules from salt water revert to salt when they are used up.
Salt water spas also provide the added benefit of enhanced hydrotherapy. Soaking in salt water can help people who have arthritis as it helps relieve swollen joints. Salt water spas can help you have a more relaxing hot tub experience.
Consistent Soft Water
Water hardness refers to the mineral balance, and soft water means great balance. You don’t need to add a lot of chemicals to attain that balance in a salt water spa. The natural chlorine produced by salt water keeps your hot tub water consistently soft. It is also more resistant to water chemical fluctuations. Compared to a traditional hot tub, the balance in a salt water hot tub is retained longer.
Because the water stays consistently soft for a longer period compared to the usual chlorinated system, you won’t have to drain and refill your tub as often. Traditional chlorine systems require you to check the water balance every time you use them, while salt water spas only need testing once a week. To add, you don’t have to buy a lot of chemicals to balance your water, saving you time and money.
These are just some of the many benefits of salt water spas. The Spa Spot in Alberta, Canada offers a variety of swim spas. Contact us today to learn more!