What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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How to kill staph in a hot tub

Staphylococcus aureus is a germ that lives on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Staph infections are caused by the bacteria and typically clear up quickly. There has been much news about MRSA, a staph germ that is resistant to antibiotics. So as a hot tub owner and user, do you need to worry about staph contaminating your water or the infection spreading from guest to guest?

Staphylococcus can not survive in water that has been properly treated and maintained. If your disinfectant levels (chlorine or other sanitizer) and pH levels are where they should be, your water is safe. According to the CDC, staphylococcus has not been transmitted in treated pool or hot tub water. Now, you can still get it from an infected person through direct contact. But don't fear, your water is not harboring staph. The sanitizer will kill the staph in a hot tub.

If you or a guest has had a staph infection or is dealing with MRSA, it is recommended that you clean your tub well and be sure that the levels are where they should be. You will also want to be sure to wash towels and other surfaces that may have been contaminated. Staph infections can be mistaken for bug bites or small skin irritations. If you have a fever along with painful and swollen sores, get yourself to the doctor and avoid contact with others. It is recommended to avoid public pools or hot tubs if you have a skin infection as you are more susceptible as well as putting others at risk. Do not knowingly come in contact with someone else's broken skin and do not share towels. As always, wash your hands often and well when in contact with someone who is ill.

Feel free to soak in your own hot tub knowing that your well maintained water is safe and healthy. Enjoy.

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