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What diseases can I catch in an inflatable spa

If you're like the majority of the owners of the u-spa inflatable probably use them to relax and reduce stress after a tiring day. But, did you know that bacteria and other pathogens may also proliferate in the hot tubs?

In reality, the chlorine begins to lose its effectiveness as a disinfectant around 29°Cthe reason why some dangerous bacteria, such as legionella, can live in spas and hot tubs.

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Can you get sick a jacuzzi?

In this blog post you will find detailed information on the diseases that can be contracted in the hot tubs, as well as some safety tips. Keep reading to learn more.

Cryptosporidium/E. Coli

One of the major threats to public health in swimming pools, play areas and water jacuzzis with contaminated water is a nasty bacteria that causes these two types prevalent gastroenteritis. Although both cause stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, there is a significant difference between them.

If the levels of chlorine disinfectant is adequate, the E. Coli will not prosper. In fact, the bacteria will be eliminated in less than a minute, but the bacteria Crypto is resistant to chlorine and can survive up to ten days in the hot water of your spa.

The best way to prevent Cryptosporidium is to maintain a filtration system functional cleaning and replacing the filters on a regular basis.

Although Crypto and E. Coli are usually not life-threatening, can have severe implications for the elderly, children, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems.


Folliculitis in a hot bouncy

It is likely that getting folliculitis Pseudomonas if you immerse yourself in a hot bath that has not been cleaned and disinfected properly. 

The water from the jacuzzi that has not been preserved properly can cause this dangerous ailment. Caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), present in the steam of the hot tubs and pools and spas.

Difficulty breathing, weight loss, exhaustion, and cough are some of the symptoms; due to the similarities with the symptoms of asthma, often misdiagnosed. Although it can be treated with drugs, it is usually advised to move away from the hot tubs for at least a year to give the body time to heal.

It is vital to maintain a regular maintenance program to prevent the lung jacuzzi because, on rare occasions, can be life-threatening.

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Disease of the legionella

Legionnaires ' disease, a lung infection caused by the inhalation of droplets of contaminated water has been linked with the spa inflatable as a cause of outbreaks. Therefore, the control of the disease is essential to prevent germs such as this.

A person infected with legionnaires ' disease can present with symptoms similar to the flu, cough, respiratory problems, chest pain, and high fever.


This serious condition, similar to pneumonia, required hospital treatment. Although the majority of patients recover within a few weeks, it can be deadly in rare circumstances, usually when the immune system of someone who is committed.

Reactions to allergens

It is known that the chemicals used in the water treatment cause reactions in some people, especially the peroximonosulfato potassium (PPMS), which is used in the process of oxidation to remove organic contaminants. Of course, many people are sensitive to chlorine, which causes asthma-like symptoms.

You should consult your doctor if you experience itching in the skin or gets sick after using unspa inflatable, as it can provide you with medical advice, a diagnosis and treatment if necessary.

UTI (urinary tract infection)

A UTI (urinary tract infection) can be purchased very rarely through the use of a jacuzzi inflatable. However, if not maintained, and it grows as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the bacteria that creates that nasty rash, also cause UTI.

If you continue with the suit put on after a bath, the risk is greater, since the hot water accelerates the decomposition of disinfectants and sanitizers, and promote the proliferation of bacteria.

For this reason, we always advise taking off the swim and wash with soapy water after a bath.

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How to remove the bacteria in a jacuzzi

  • The best defense against bacteria typically found in hot tubs is to maintain the water chemistry. Used test strips prior to each use to make sure that the chemicals are balanced and disinfectants work properly.
  • Use a disinfectant to kill bacteria that could harm your health. The disinfectants that contain chlorine or bromine can do it.Clean the filters with frequency, as dirty filters make the water dirty recirculate back into the jacuzzi, so it is essential to know how to clean a regular filter jacuzzi.
  • Apply a shock treatment – it Is important to apply a shock treatment to the hot tub before anyone else use it if someone is suffering from rashes or skin irritations.
  • Shower before and after use – To reduce the health risks, experts advise to take a shower before and after using a jacuzzi tub.
  • Use it only after curing open wounds – never use a hot tub after heal a cut or an open wound in the skin. The spas are famous for harboring germs and bacteria, as we have already commented. If one of these invades your body, it could lead to a terrible infection.
  • Beam meet some standards – it Is important that all those who use hot tubs to be aware of the risks and know how to avoid them, so it makes sense to place them near a poster with some guidance.

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