Salt water vs. chlorine hot tubs

Jan 7, 14 • Eco-friendlyNo CommentsRead More »

salt water vs chlorine hot tubsFor years, we have used chlorine to clean our hot tubs. But recently, salt has begun to replace chlorine as a sanitization tool. You can learn more about salt water options for hot tubs in our blog post on using salt in your hot tub.

If you’re mulling over whether or not to make the switch from chlorine to salt water, here are some benefits of both:

Salt water:

The salt used to sterilize hot tubs creates a natural chlorine, which is self-recycling. This means that treatments are less frequent than with traditional chlorine hot tubs. So, it can save you time and money.

Salt water is also less harmful. Those who have spent a lot of time in water cleaned by chlorine know how it can affect your body. It dries out your skin and hair and irritates your eyes. Salt water is less harsh on your skin, hair and eyes. So, if you are sensitive to chemicals like chlorine, salt water may be your best bet.

Salt water sterilization is a healthier and safer alternative to chlorine treatment, especially for those with asthma or allergies. Chlorine can cause great discomfort to those with respiratory problems. Salt water hot tubs are much less harmful to them.

Chlorine is a very strong chemical and can be harsh on the environment, salt water is much gentler and does not carry the same environmental risks. If you want to reduce your ecological footprint, you should consider switching to salt water.


Chlorine is the most common form of hot tub sanitization. This means it can be easier to find the chemicals and equipment you need to maintain your hot tub, if you use chlorine.

Salt water sanitization systems can very expensive to install. Although they may save you money in the long run, with less treatment, if you don’t have the money up front, it might not be a good idea to switch.

Most hot tubs will also come with a chlorine-related cleaning system, which means you don’t have to put up the extra money to install it.

Switching your hot tub to salt water is a big decision and should be approached with caution. Of course, if you decide to make the switch, we can help you. Contact Hot Tub Covers Canada to change your chlorine hot tub to a salt water hot tub.

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