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ControlOMatic announces the release of a compatible electrode for the Spa Pilot, originally sold under the Autopilot Spa-pilot Spa Salt Water Sanitizing System brand name.Read More
Bid farewell to hours spend measuring and mixing. Make the switch to a saltwater chlorine generator and take back your spa time.Read More
High concentration levels of chlorine can be hard on the skin and hair. Because the ControlOMatic systems manage and produce a relatively consistent level of chlorine all the time, you would naturally avoid those high concentration peaks. Bathing in salt water creates skin-softening benefits. Plus, lower concentrations of chlorine mean less eye irritation.Read More
7/27/2018 1:15 PM By Jessica Dalen Saltwater Hot Tub Tips,
Why do hot tub, spa and swimming pool owners make the switch to a Saltwater Chlorinator? Because they don’t have to remember to add chlorine every day!Read More
Compared with traditional swimming pool or hot tub chlorination, a salt water system can not only save you time, it can also save you more than 50% in typical chlorine costs.Read More

We are often asked why Saltwater Hot Tubs only carries Spa Chlorine Generators from ControlOMatic. It comes down to three key areas and alignment in our values and ideals. These include... 


Just like Saltwater Hot Tubs is a family-owned business, so is ControlOMatic. Originally founded as Acu-Trol in 1993, the name was changed to better reflect the changing pool and spa industry. ControlOMatic started engineering and designing spa chlorine generators in 2005 and the line of chemical automation tools started in 2008.  


For the last 30 years, saltwater pools have been in high demand due to improved water quality and the huge reduction in maintenance that a saltwater system provides. Until now, a smaller saltwater system designed for a spa or hot tub was not an option. The standard spa chlorine generators offered by ControlOMatic are very easy to install and do not require the spa to even be on or interfere with the current plumbing or electronics, simply add salt, place in the water, and turn it on.

The ChlorMaker, SmarterSpa and MegaChlor are saltwater systems uniquely designed for hot tubs and spas bringing the same water quality and maintenance reduction benefits that pool owners have enjoyed for years.

Simply turn the water in your hot tub into saltwater by adding salt (about a teaspoon per gallon), and then let our chlorine generator take care of your sanitation needs day after day. The salt requirements for our saltwater systems is very low, between 1,500 and 2,000 PPM, less than 6% of the salt concentration of the ocean, you most likely will not be able to taste the salt.

Chlorine generation from salt water has been around for a very long time and has been very popular for swimming pools since the early 1970s. ControlOMatic introduced the first chlorine generator specifically designed for spas and hot tubs back in 2005, the first model was called the ColorChlor, in addition to making chlorine it also provided lights which worked well for older spas.

Saltwater chlorination is a desirable alternative to packaged chlorine and can provide a reduction in operating costs to maintain the spa as well as a much better experience when in the water.


ControlOMatic remains dedicated to bringing innovative, cutting edge, and value driven products to the pool and spa industry. Like the team at Saltwater Hot Tubs, everyone at ControlOMatic is dedicated to helping consumers find the ease and enjoyment of owing a pool, hot tub or spa.   

ControlOMatic remains committed to the continual improvement of spa chlorine generators, with new research and design projects on-going all the time. Be sure to follow the Saltwater Hot Tubs team on Facebook, as we share news of new product releases or enhancements to existing units. 


On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Canadian Red Cross marks National Lifejacket Day. Part of an annual campaign to encourage and promote the use of lifejackets and PFDs among boaters, lifejacket day is also an opportunity to remind parents that PDFS can also help children be safe and visible at the beach or in the backyard pool or hot tub.Read More
6/20/2018 1:29 PM By Jessica Dalen pdf, lifejacket, open water, backyard pool, hot tub, spa, How Tos,

Saltwater Hot Tub Conversion and its sister company, Hot Tub Covers Canada, is thrilled to offer the innovative ControlOMatic line of products. These include saltwater chlorine generators, replacement cells and a wide range of hot tub and spa accessories. 

The newest product from ControlOMatic is the SmarterSpa. Hands down the most "easy to use" solution on the market, the SmarterSpa boasts built-in chlorine detection. Advanced features also ensure spa owners do not have to tinker with temperature compensation or worry about vacation modes. 

When compared to industry competitors, the ControlOMatic SmarterSpa offers the highest output of chlorine - providing hot tub and spa owners with peace of mind and balanced water.

To learn more about the SmaterSpa, its features and installation, please watch this quick video: https://youtu.be/2gh4w9QEvyI

8/22/2016 1:45 PM By Andrea B Saltwater Hot Tub Tips,
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