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What Are the Benefits of Salt Water Hot Tubs?

Saltwater sterilization is a method for treating water in hot tubs. In recent times, the treatment has gained traction because it offers superior water quality, is economical and eco-friendly, and offers health benefits over chemical-chlorine treatments.

What Are the Benefits of Salt Water Hot Tubs?

Saltwater sterilization is a method for treating water in hot tubs.  In recent times, the treatment has gained traction because it offers superior water quality, is economical and eco-friendly, and offers health benefits over chemical-chlorine treatments.


Water Quality

Water treated with salt does not smell of chlorine, is not irritating to eyes or skin, is gentle to hair and has a soft, smooth texture. 


Health Benefits

Saltwater sterilization of water is considered a safer and healthier alternative to chemical chlorine.  Chlorine use in swimming pools and hot tubs might be linked to asthma and other health-related problems such as allergies.


Economical and Eco-Friendly

Saltwater treatment is nothing more than sea salt.  Treatments are less frequent because the salt and natural chlorine made by the salt is self-recycling.

Chemical chlorine and algacide treatments contain additives, which can be toxic and harmful to the environment. 


Considerations

Saltwater sterilization is not a chemical-free alternative to traditional chlorine chemicals as some manufacturers suggest, but it is nothing more than sea salt. 


Warnings

Use of saltwater in a hot tub or spa might void factory warranties. 

About the Author

Heather Novak has been writing since 2007 for various websites. Her articles cover topics in real estate, mortgage, personal finance, travel, parenting and home and gardening. Novak holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Georgia State University.

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