Imagine this: you're headed out for a relaxing evening in the hot tub, ready to relieve some stress after a long day. Everything's perfect--or so you think. When you look down, you realize the water is contaminated by some kind of nasty foam-like film, turning your perfect evening into a nightmare. What is that stuff, how did it get there, and how can you get rid of it?
A hot tub provides a wonderful way to relax, but there are a few safety tips that you need to follow to keep the experience a safe one. This is especially important if you have children who will be using the hot tub. Drowning can and does happen in hot tubs, so be sure to follow safety recommendations.
Hot tub water gets dirty every time it's used. However, there are chemicals you can add to the water, bromine or chlorine, that can get rid of germs and leave the hot tub sanitary and ready for bathers. Unfortunately, that will only take you so far. Once it has been used a good number of times, the water will have to be changed out, as adding more chemicals stops being useful.
Everyone loves a nice, warm soak in a hot tub, but some people put off getting one of their own because they aren’t sure how much maintenance they require and whether that maintenance would be difficult. There are definitely steps to take to keep your hot tub running smoothly, but they are easy enough for most owners to perform. It’s all about getting into the habit of maintaining your hot tub.