Can you convert a regular hot tub to a salt water hot tub?

Can you convert a regular hot tub to a salt water hot tub?

You can convert a hot tub to a saltwater sanitization system in a few steps, to summarize, you will need to: Properly drain your hot tub. clean, and refill your current hot tub. Install a chlorinator control panel.

How do you convert a hot tub to saltwater?

Ahead, we’ll explain how you can convert to a salt water hot tub and say goodbye to your chlorine- or bromine-based sanitizer in three easy steps: Choose your salt water sanitizer. Drain, clean and refill your hot tub. Install your salt water sanitizer.

What is the difference between a salt water hot tub and a regular hot tub?

Salt water pools have less chlorine levels than actual chlorine-based pools. Thus, the likelihood of bacteria and viruses forming is higher in salt water pools and hot tubs. Salt water is more prone to cause corrosion, so you’re likely to see more wear and tear to your hot tub and pool.

Can you get a salt water hot tub?

Saltwater hot tubs require cartridge replacement. A saltwater hot tub requires regular maintenance, just as a traditional spa. It’s also more expensive upfront. A hot tub by Master Spas uses mineral filtration for clear, clean water.

Are spas sanitary?

“A few germs can survive normal pool, hot tub, and spa levels of chlorine for several hours to days. Chlorine must be maintained at proper levels to kill most germs. The high water temperature of hot tubs and spas may cause chlorine to evaporate faster.

How long does a salt water hot tub last?

Cell replacement adds to your costs: A hot tub salt cell usually lasts 2-5 years depending on the quality of the cell, frequency of use and the level of care you give it. Salt cells are made of parallel titanium plates that may eventually chip off due to low salt levels, wear and tear or inadequate maintenance.

Why are salt water hot tubs banned?

Salt systems using sodium bromide have been flagged as a health risk by the FDA. Because of this, manufacturers will no longer offer parts or supplies to support these kinds of salt systems. The good news is you can keep your spa.

Why did Canada ban saltwater hot tubs?

Update: Health Canada bans saltwater hot tubs. On November 30th, 2018 health Canada finished a re-evaluation of hot tub and pool salt generators and the additive Sodium Bromide and determined that these devices were a risk to health. At this time they have not performed a reevaluation on Sodium Chloride systems.

How often do you add chlorine to a saltwater hot tub?

2. How often do I add salt? You typically only need to add salt when you fill the tub! You should only have to add it again every time you drain and refill the tub.