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In addition to the therapeutic heat and massage benefits, a relaxing soak in a hot tub can be a source of joy and contentment for a bather.
But a unique feature of a Hot Tub demands special attention to its cleaning, deodorizing and conditioning.
This brief paper outlines these demands and directs the reader to a solu‐ tion.
3 Critical Things Hot Tub Owners Need to Know Before Buying Cleaning Chemicals Hot tubs can be a great source of joy and contentment, but they have some unique challenges ‐‐ different from other “jetted tubs” ‐‐ which can threaten your family's health if not handled correctly. The class of “jetted tubs” includes whirlpool tubs, pedicure basins and hot tubs. While they circulate water using a system of pump, pipes, and jets, all jetted tubs are not created equal.
This brief paper outlines an important difference between hot tubs and all other jetted tubs, as well as the challenges faced in their cleaning, deodorizing and conditioning. You’ll learn of a solution that helps ensure the health and safety of bathers while at the same time lowering the cost and simplifying the process of maintenance.
1. Not created equal. With a volume of 350‐700 gallons, hot tubs hold the largest amount of water in the class. (Whirlpools generally contain 55‐125 gallons and pedicure basins 3‐5 gallons.) All jetted tubs pump the water through pipes and jets. But the difference is that a Hot Tub is not drained and cleaned between bathers. The water is “at rest” for hours or days between bathers, which can lead to serious water contamination.
2. Bleach as a cleaning agent. Most hot tub manufacturers recommend a shot of chlorine (bleach) be added regularly (daily) to control the growth of dangerous bacteria. In addition, one of the most often recommended cleaning solutions is a home‐made combination of low‐suds detergent (like Cascade dishwashing liquid) and chlorine bleach.
While bleach is the main chemical in almost all hot cleaners (including those recommended by CleanMatters) there is a little known, but all‐important fact you need to know: All bleach will flash off as salt water in the presence of iron, calcium or other minerals. Any bleach‐based cleaner must neutralize this chemical reaction or the bleach will be reduced to a salt water wash, which is ineffective for eliminating bacteria and viruses.
So, no matter how conscientiously you clean your hot tub, iron, calcium or other minerals present in the water will render your best efforts ineffective.
3. All the tasks necessary to properly clean, deodorize and condition a hot tub can become a show‐stopping burden. The traditional way a Hot Tub has been cleaned, whether do‐it‐yourself or by hiring a cleaning company. includes 7‐steps as follows:
#1. Drain the tub.
#2. Disassemble and thoroughly clean the pump.
#3. Scrub and thoroughly clean the piping.
#4. Remove, disassemble and thoroughly clean the filter.
#5. Clean using muriatic acid.
#6. Thoroughly clean the shell.
#7. Reassemble the pump, filter, refill the tub, raise the temperature for use.
This is a complicated and lengthy process, is often postponed or not done at all, or a contractor is hired to do the job at considerable expense.
About this Learning Resource
In addition to the therapeutic heat and massage benefits, a relaxing soak in a Hot Tub can be a source of joy and contentment for a bather.
But a unique feature of a Hot Tub demands special attention to its cleaning, deodorizing and condi‐ tioning.
This brief paper outlines these demands and directs the reader to a solution
The good news about a hot tub is, at the end of a long day, you can just flip the “On” switch, slip into the warm, swirling water and enjoy a relaxing soak. The bad news is that, between bathers the water sits undisturbed in the jets, pump and pipes of the hot tub system.
Laboratory tests show that within their walls, especially when water is sitting at rest, all hot tubs contain potentially dangerous levels of bacteria and viruses from sloughed‐off skin and bio‐fragments from other bathers – even if the hot tub has been used just once. These organisms build up resistance, mutate, colonize and can multiply into the billions. They become resistant to chemical agents and seriously contaminate the bath water. THIS CONTAMINATED WATER IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.
To rid your Hot Tub of dangerous bacteria and safeguard the health of bathers, the entire hot tub system must be cleaned, deodorized and conditioned on a regular basis.
Up to now, the process for thoroughly cleaning a hot tub has been time‐consuming and expensive. Calcium in the water has “calcified” and clogged jets, pump and piping, and together with iron and other minerals, has reduced bleach to an ineffective salt water wash, useless for eliminating bacteria and viruses.
************************* CleanMatters365 Recommended Solution:
An experienced hot tub installation company and chemist have come together to fill this void in the hot tub marketplace. They have developed a cost‐effective, simple and effective way to thoroughly clean, deodorize and condition a hot tub. This CleanMatters recommended solution helps ensure the health and safety of bathers while at the same time lowering the cost and simplifying the process of hot tub maintenance.
Here is what Splish Splash ® Hot Tub System Cleaner will do for you:
1. Cleans, conditions and maintains the entire hot tub system without disassembly.
2. Controls bacteria, hard water deposits and other foreign matter that builds‐up in jets,
pump, filter and pipes.
3. Returns water flow to full capacity.
4. Proprietary formula neutralizes iron, minerals and calcium so bleach remains at full
strength and is free to do it’s job.
5. Because it was developed especially for hot tubs, this product will not harm the finish
or internal components.
6. Is effective in all water conditions including well water and it’s safe for septic fields.
To learn more, go to www.CleanMatters365.com/hottub. Splish Splash ® Hot Tub Cleaner carries CleanMatters’ unconditional 365‐day warranty.
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