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Thread: CDC Hot Tub Advice

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    CDC Hot Tub Advice

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    Re: CDC Hot Tub Advice

    Ok, so we should panic over a report of 16 incidents reported to the CDC in a 1 year calendar period with probably millions of operating hot tubs, many of which are poorly balanced? Personally I feel safe in my hot tub, I test the chlorine and pH before each use, have an SWG, an Ozonator, and a Nature2 mineral cartridge (admittedly the cartridge is not changed on a regular schedule)
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    Re: CDC Hot Tub Advice

    There are way more than 16 incidents of hot tub rash/itch/lung in a year. Most residential incidents do not get reported to the CDC. This isn't the same as reporting from commercial/public pools nor reporting of more serious diseases. Just on one spa forum alone I accumulated a dozen or more such incidents. The most common cause was using too little or no chlorine (sometimes due to use of "alternative" sanitizers, which really weren't). Use of Dichlor-only building up CYA over months may also be a cause but there were too few of those incidents to be sure.

    Properly chlorinating with the Dichlor-then-bleach method has not led to reports of these problems and its been a few years now since that was started.
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    Re: CDC Hot Tub Advice

    I wonder how many monitor and change out the water on a regular basis which very important with the high temps found in a spa.
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