Pools and Spas Health
Pools and spas are perfect for come together with family and friends but it’s crucial to maintain good pool and spa hygiene, especially during hot weather or when the water temperature is warmer than 25 °C.
Can you get gastro from a swimming pool?
Sometimes, when a pool is very busy or hasn’t been properly treated with pool chemicals, germs can increase.
Germs in swimming pools can cause diseases for example infections of the ear, eye, skin and chest, as well as gastroenteritis. Also, strong chemicals in pool water can sometimes cause eye and skin irritations.
How do germs get into swimming pools?
Through the skin, sweat, wee, poo, saliva and open sores. Dirt, food and other solids that end up in the pool.
Can I use pool chlorine in my spa?
No, a spa requires a similar but different type of chlorine because of the temperature difference and amount of water.
How do I keep my spa water crystal clear?
- Use a spa cover
- Test your water for pH and alkalinity
- Add the required chemicals in spa
- Clean or change your filters regularly
- Use a debris remover to keep the debris out
- Empty the hot tub every 6 months
- Disinfect your hot tub regularly
- Fill with filtered water
Does a hot tub have more germs than a pool?
Unlike a pool, the warmer temperature of a spa makes it more difficult to maintain the correct disinfectant levels that kill certain germs. Hot tubs are high maintenance and require a lot of knowledge and care to stay clean. The temperature of hot tubs is perfect for bacteria to grow. Hot tubs are like a big bath where everyone gets a turn to sit in the same hot water.
You’re supposed to wait two weeks after having diarrhea to go in a hot tub, but most people don’t and then exposes others to gastrointestinal bacteria.
Diseases you can get from spas?
Hot water can trigger a seizure
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