The popularity of salt-water hot tub systems is growing. As a consumer, you may be curious about the benefits of salt-water versus traditional sanitation systems like Chlorine or Bromine. This article will hopefully help answer some of the commonly asked questions we receive from our customers about salt water.
Why doesn’t Beachcomber offer a salt system?
We have chosen not to offer a salt water system as we don’t believe it’s the best for our customers.
- Salt is a corrosive mineral. Seeing the rust on an ocean going vessel tells the story of continuous and relentless corrosion, and the tremendous power of this mineral. Filling a hot tub with hot tub water can, overtime, seriously damage the interior mechanical parts of your Beachcomber hot tub.
- A Salt System requires another internal unit to be added to the hot tub. It’s called a Chlorine Generator. This unit is expensive and requires a lot of maintenance.
- Beachcomber takes pride in producing hot tubs that last. We aren’t interested in producing a hot tub that only lasts 5 years before it needs to be replaced. This is why we don’t suggest putting salt water in your hot tub because salt water is very corrosive and takes a large toll on the hot tub.
In place of a salt system, Beachcomber offers water care products such as ‘Soft’, that leaves water feeling smooth and silky to the touch, similar to what salt water does, without the damaging effects of salt. With a little simple training on how to balance water, our customers enjoy clean, clear and soothing hot water without a salt water generator.