Hot Tub Folliculitis: Prevention and Treatment

From Swim University

Most people, especially children, never give the act of jumping into a public hot tub much thought.  It seems like a fun, harmless way to warm up and prolong the day at the waterpark or public swimming pool.  What these people don't realize, according to this post from Swim University, is that hot tubs are scary places.  They run the risk of dehydrating the bather, as well as passing some water-borne diseases that are present in the super-heated water.  One such disease is Hot Tub Folliculitis, which infects the hair folicles of the person, and presents a red, bumpy rash and pus-filled bilsters.  Fortunately, as the post explains, this condition is preventable and treatable.

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Customizing Your Hot Tub Location

From Pools, Spas and Patios

There are many decisions that need to me made when designing an outdoor living space.  In the Midwest, or in climate-changing areas, the location of the hot tub is one of the most important.  Is winter use of the hot tub going to be something that is desired?  Should the tub be used in the colder months, should the tub be surrounded by a radiant-heat deck?  Should the tub be near the house, or near a pool house, or inside the swimming pool?  This post from Pools, Spas, and Patios gives some great design tips for hot tubs, including some additional amenities that will enhance the ownership of the hot tub and make the experience of ownership worthwhile and fulfilling.

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