Few things illustrate the good life like a hot tub on the back porch or patio. On a whim, you can slip into your spa and enjoy a deep jet massage, surrounded by warm water. With a chilled drink at the ready, you’re bringing simple perfection to life. But it gets even better when you can skip past a majority of the work it takes to maintain this crystal-clean oasis.
While hot tubs offer a great way to relax, they do take regular maintenance and water care. And not everyone is willing to commit to carefully measuring out chlorine every other day and troubleshooting with test strips. The prospect of draining, refilling, and balancing the chemistry of the spa water every three months begins to muddle that picture of relaxed simplicity we’ve been imagining.
Short of hiring someone to maintain your spa, what are your options for a more hands-off process? If you’ve been putting off buying a hot tub due to maintenance and service concerns, you’ll be interested to learn about how new water care systems reduce the amount of servicing a hot tub needs. The latest salt water systems, in particular, are designed to be largely self-sufficient while delivering some of the gentlest water you could hope for.
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- No need to keep track of a water care schedule. Chlorine generation is managed by the system, and it’s integrated into your hot tub’s control panel. Your spa control panel will prompt you to adjust chlorine output and indicate when it’s time to change the cartridge.
- Water that feels silky smooth on the skin. Stable low levels of chlorine result in water that just feels better and doesn’t irritate the skin or eyes.
- Reduced levels of chlorine compounds and fewer chemical smells. Lower levels of chlorine and chlorine stabilizers mean fewer chlorine compounds and less smell.
- Hot tub water can last for up to a full year. Another positive side effect of fewer chemicals in the water is that the water lasts longer. The FreshWater® Salt System can keep the same water fresh and clean for a full year**.
It should be noted that there are some things that can shorten the life of your water. Heavy use that brings in a lot of contaminants will use up the chlorine quicker. If you use your spa regularly after working out and don’t bother to rinse off the sweat, you may get less than a full year out of your spa water. Heavy bather loads that fill the spa to maximum capacity may have a similar effect. However, the time it takes to perform hot tub maintenance is still far less than with other spas.