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RedALE

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Arctic Spas onzen salt system
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:28:06 PM »
Hello,

My husband and I have been looking into Arctic Spas and Beachcomber hot tubs. We're intrigued by Arctic's onzen salt system but are struggling to find much info about it other than Arctic's website. Does anyone have any experience with that system? If so, would you recommend it? Does it help decrease the amount of chemicals needed? I guess you could say I'm a bit scent sensitive so am looking for the option that is the least chemical smelling - if that's even possible!

Thanks in advance!

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Arctic Spas onzen salt system
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:28:06 PM »

Tman122

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Re: Arctic Spas onzen salt system
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 06:28:34 AM »
Hello,

My husband and I have been looking into Arctic Spas and Beachcomber hot tubs. We're intrigued by Arctic's onzen salt system but are struggling to find much info about it other than Arctic's website. Does anyone have any experience with that system? If so, would you recommend it? Does it help decrease the amount of chemicals needed? I guess you could say I'm a bit scent sensitive so am looking for the option that is the least chemical smelling - if that's even possible!

Thanks in advance!

Salt is used to create chlorine. Using a automated system to chlorinate your tub is easier but not necessarily less.

That does not mean Arctic isn't a good tub. I like Beach also.
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Re: Arctic Spas onzen salt system
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 07:35:29 AM »
Hello,

My husband and I have been looking into Arctic Spas and Beachcomber hot tubs. We're intrigued by Arctic's onzen salt system but are struggling to find much info about it other than Arctic's website. Does anyone have any experience with that system? If so, would you recommend it? Does it help decrease the amount of chemicals needed? I guess you could say I'm a bit scent sensitive so am looking for the option that is the least chemical smelling - if that's even possible!

Thanks in advance!

Salt is used to create chlorine. Using a automated system to chlorinate your tub is easier but not necessarily less.

That does not mean Arctic isn't a good tub. I like Beach also.

Welcome to the forum. I can't speak to this particular system, but most tubs use dichlor or Bromide.  Some people are sensitive to one or the other and use one of them.  Its is just the chemical smell you are worried about, you can use regular chlorine with out having that.  I have a regular routine of adding the dicholr after we are done soaking and the sanitizer level is just about down to zero when we use the tub at night.

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Re: Arctic Spas onzen salt system
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 08:20:15 AM »
Thank you both for your input-it's very helpful!

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Re: Arctic Spas onzen salt system
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 10:03:06 AM »
Most people new to hot tubs base a lot of what they think about sanitization on tubs and pools they have been in mostly at resorts, hotels or clubs etc.

One misconception is the chlorine smell thing. Public tubs always have a strong smell and they are most likely loaded up pretty good with chlorine many times more than you need at home. But that strong unpleasant chlorine smell isnít the active chlorine it is rather the smell of chloramines (combined chlorine) or used up chlorine. When chlorine combines and burns up all the organic stuff (trying to not be gross) that comes off and out of our bodies in the tub. The chlorine is used up and clings to the oily gunk it makes and smells bad and somewhat like chlorine smells. It stays in the water until the filter takes it out and you clean your filter to be done with it in your tub. Shocking gives this process a boast when it gets out of hand.

Clean water with a small amount of chlorine say 5PPM is a fresh smelling water.

Salt as mentioned above is just a different way of getting chlorine into the water by making it out of the salt in the water. It is a very nice process and delivers pure chlorine and delivers it slowly rather than all at once like manually dosing. There is another factor to a salt water tub though. In a salt tub the water is not like the ocean water people think of. The salt level is very low about the same as a tear drop. That small amount of salt gives the water a very smooth and soothing feel you donít get with regular water alone.

Hard to describe but something you will notice when wet testing.   

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Re: Arctic Spas onzen salt system
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 08:20:49 PM »
My gf and I bought a used Arctic Spa salt water hot tub and we love it.

It's very easy to look after with no smell and leaves your skin feeling good.

This is our first hot tub. We have friends who have non-salt hot tubs and always hear them speaking of trying to get the chemicals balanced .... we've never had that issue.

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