If you’ve recently purchased a hot tub or spa, you should have been given advice from your supplier on the importance of keeping it clean. Now that doesn’t just mean that it needs to look clean; bacteria can lurk undetected and invisible even in tubs that appear clean. It means you have to be constantly on top of things with a regular routine to maintain the water at a hygienic level. Failing to do this could mean you are exposing yourself and your family and friends to a number of infections and diseases.
As bacteria can multiply quickly in the warm wet conditions of a hot tub, skin infections such as pseudomonas folliculitis which can produce bright red bumps on the skin could occur. This does however clear up in a few days but can be completely avoided with good water cleansing.
Bacteria can also be a problem in the pipework of a hot tub. When the jets are turned on and the bubbles rise to the surface, they burst and can shoot bacteria into the air which can then be inhaled by the user.
Other respiratory problems can occur due to bad water hygiene such as a condition known as “hot tub lung” which is caused by Mycobacterium avium. It can produce symptoms such as chills, fever, tightness of the chest and fatigue. Once again this can be prevented with a thorough water cleansing routine.
The best way of avoiding any type of bacterial infection via your hot tub or spa is to use a reputable product recommended to keep the water clean and safe. Aquasafe 90 is one such product that you can rely on to do just this. It will eliminate bacteria and viruses with its seaweed enzyme formula and will keep your spa or hot tub clean for 90 days. In lab tests it was found to eliminate E.coli, salmonella, pseudomonas and legionella pneumophila as well as other common bacteria.2015-09-22