3. Bacterial Growth
An imbalance of pH can cause more bacterial growth which can lead to serious health issues. If your skin or body orifices are exposed to this water it can cause rashes, like hot tub folliculitis, eye, and ear infections, norovirus, Legionnaire’s disease, a kind of pneumonia, or Cryptosporidium, a parasite.
2. Quality and Care of a Hot Tub/Spa
There should be daily quality maintenance checks done on these spas, checking for bacteria, algae growth, and pH balance. To kill bacteria in a hot tub, use chlorine-based sanitization methods. The spa tub, especially if in sunlight, should be covered with lids when not in use to prevent algae growth. Your water should not be hotter than 40 degrees Centigrade or 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
1. If Sick, Do Not Enter a Hot Tub
If you are sick or have diarrhea, do not get into a hot tub; it is one way to spread sickness or infections. You should not stay in a hot tub for more than 15 minutes at a time; staying too long can make you dizzy, nauseated, or faint.
If in doubt, stay out and stay healthy. Go home and take a relaxing bubble bath in your own tub!