March 15, 2021 zacherlaw 0 Comments

Growing hot tub sales could prove to be problematic. Most often, hot tub manufacturers and installers do not warn those buying hot tubs of the possibility that their hot tub could infect them with Legionnaires disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to most of the country spending more time at home than ever before. Subsequently, this has led to a huge increase in the sale of hot tubs for residential use. 

Hot tubs can be beneficial. They are proven to reduce muscle pain and stress levels. However, the growing number of hot tub owners could prove to be dangerous. Hot tubs are a well-documented source of Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires disease. As the water heats up, some of the water particles are aerosolized. These are then inhaled by those in and around the hot tub. If these particles contain Legionella, there is a chance that the individual who inhaled it could get very sick. Those over 50, smokers, and individuals with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for severe or possibly fatal cases of Legionnaires disease. 

Hot tub manufactures should be warning their customers of this possibility. For a hot tub owner, it is vital to know that Legionella bacteria is found naturally in water and will propagate if the hot tub is not properly maintained. Instructions on how to properly maintain the hot tub should be provided to the buyer from the manufacturers. Additionally, the companies that install the hot tubs should be providing buyers with information on how to properly maintain their hot tubs as well. 

It is critically important to properly maintain your hot tub to prevent the growth of Legionella. If manufactures were more open and warned customers about this risk, there could be less Legionnaires disease cases.

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Home Hot tubs, Helpful or Harmful? What Manufactures Are Not Telling You was last modified: March 23rd, 2021 by zacherlaw

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