From the time of ancient Egypt to medieval Europe, there was a group of people called alchemists. These people are considered by some to be early contributors to our knowledge of the physical sciences. Their ideas revolved around the question “how to change one thing into another.”
They had many goals but the one that they are most famous for was their desire to turn non-valuable metals into gold. They were never successful in their goal of turning metals such as lead into gold but their big question of “how to change one thing into another” is still around in more useful ways.
Fast forward to modern times where the hot tub industry has a goal of using salt to make your hot tub easier to use and more relaxing. Hot Spring Spas is on it’s second generation of a technology that does just that. The Freshwater Salt System converts salt into chlorine to automate part of your hot tub maintenance.
The Freshwater Salt Sanitation System builds on the lessons learned from the previous generation of salt system the ACE Salt System. The Freshwater Salt System converts salt into chlorine automatically using a disposable cartridge that only needs to be changed once every four months. This is why the Freshwater Salt Cartridges come in a package of three to last you a full year.
These cartridges fit into a slot that can be easily accessed on the top of the spa as shown in the picture below.
Using this cartridge makes the sanitation system essentially maintenance free. The only other requirement is to add salt occasionally to keep the system running. Besides being low maintenance, the system also saves you money by allowing your hot tub to run for up to a full year with out changing the water.
The goal of the Freshwater Salt System is to allow you to enjoy your hot tub more. Watkins Manufacturing who makes Hot Spring Spas accomplished this by setting four goals:
- Goal #1: Make the hot tub water last longer
- This amazing ability comes from converting salt into chlorine to be the main sanitizer for your spa instead of using bottled chlorine.
- With fewer additives and less chemicals, the spa water stays cleaner longer.
- Goal #2: Make the water always hot and ready to use
- Allow hot tub owners the ability to get more health benefits from regular use.
- Goal #3: Make the system easy to use
- This system allows you to use your spa more often with less effort
- Sanitizes your water automatically once started
- Reduces the overal maintenance needed to keep your spa running
- Goal #4: Make a more affordable system
- Save money on water by not needing to change it as often*
- One package of three cartridges will last a full year
*Many factors affect the life of spa water, such as bather load and water chemistry. When these factors are accounted for and the spa is properly maintained, the FreshWater Salt System will keep water clean and clear for a full year.
This easy-to-use salt water system eliminates the worry of keeping spa water clean, clear and sanitized for a full year.*
How does the FreshWater Salt System work?
With just a little salt in your spa water, the system’s titanium cartridge generates chlorine automatically so you’ll spend less time measuring and adding chemicals. This unique system makes spa ownership easier than ever by removing the guesswork and hassle of hot tub sanitation.
The titanium cartridge creates chlorine from salt to sanitize the spa water. Use the control panel to set the system level needed to clean the water based on your usage needs.
The control panel prompts you to check the water with a test strip every 10 days and adjust the system if needed. It also indicates when the system needs attention and instructs you on what steps to take. It’s that easy.
The disposable cartridge never needs any maintenance and lasts for four months. With only three cartridge changes, the water stays fresh for a full year, giving you the best spa water possible.
An important note is that you will still need to maintain the spa’s pH and alkalinity when using this system. This however will become an easy task if adjusted properly at startup.
What Hot Tub models support the Freshwater System?
Turning on the freshwater salt system consists of five primary steps.
- Balance the water
- Adding Salt
- Initial Sanitation
- Soften the water
- Turn on the system
If you would like to know more about how to turn on the Freshwater Salt Sanitation System check out the instructions on our blog post. The link is located below.