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Why Hot Tub Temperatures Max Out at 104 Degrees

Many people question why their spa will only heat to 104 ºF. Throughout history public bathing was done at higher temperatures. Even today, in Japan, many public bath houses have water up to 115 ºF. Hot tubs & spas in the United States, Canada and most parts of the world have been regulated to obtain a maximum temperature of 104 ºF since 1980.  On Dec 31, 1979, the Consumer Products Safety Commission, CSPC, released .

Hot Water Hydrotherapy and Its Health Benefits

Hot Water Hydrotherapy is the medicinal use of water for positive health benefits. These health benefits come from the mechanical and thermal effects of water interacting with the body. It includes the use of physical water properties, specifically temperature and pressure, to manipulate the body’s flow of blood, the endocrine system and associated neural systems in order to treat the symptoms of certain diseases. The Physical Effects Of Hot Water Hydrotherapy On the Body .

Hot Tub & Spa Energy Saving & Water Conservation Tips

The list below contains energy saving and water conservation tips for Hot Tub and Spa owners from various Government Agencies and Municipalities. 1. Reset Thermostat – Some hot tubs and spas come preset @ 104 degrees. You can save energy and reduce your monthly utility bill by setting your hot tub heater thermostat to maintain 102 degrees Fahrenheit without noticing a drop off in water temperature. 2. Shift Hot Tub Water Heating to Off-Peak .

Pregnancy – Hot Tub, Spa & Sauna Use

Raising your core body temperature (hyperthermia) can harm your fetus, particularly during the early weeks of organ development. While experts don’t forbid hot tub or sauna use, they do advise caution. Hyperthermia during the first weeks of fetal development has been linked to neural tube defects. So pregnant women are advised to treat a high fever with acetaminophen and to avoid other causes of hyperthermia. There is no firmly established temperature or length of .

Type 2 Diabetes Hot Tub Therapy

Under the direction of their physicians, many type 2 diabetes patients use their hot tubs for therapy, but is it safe. If you’re a diabetic, chances are high that you’ve heard, read or seen signs posted warning diabetics about hot tub use. Type 1 diabetes sufferers should absolutely not use hot tubs or hot tub therapy, but what about Type 2 diabetic patients? A study by the New England Journal of Medicine conducted a .

Help, My Hair Turned Green!

Every summer we hear about or see people with green streaked hair.  Swimmers seem to suffer the worst, but hot tub and spa owners aren’t far behind. The general consensus among those affected believe that chlorine in their spa or pool is to blame for their hair turning green as well as their fingernails turning blue and bathing suits turning turquoise. Chlorine may be partly responsible, but the real culprit is Copper, not Chlorine. .

Hot Tub Folliculitis

What is Folliculitis? Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny pouch called a follicle. You can have Folliculitis on any part of your body that has hair. But it is most common on the beard area, arms, back, buttocks, and legs. What Causes Folliculitis? It may be caused by bacteria. It also can be caused by yeast or another type of fungus. You .

Overlooked Hot Tub Care Tips

Here are some basic, but sometimes overlooked tips on prolonging the life and maximizing your enjoyment of your hot tub or spa. Following these suggestions will help preserve your tub and equipment while making your water cleaner, safer and more clear.  As an added bonus, it will also save you time and money! 1. Oil and soap based products are public enemy #1 when it comes to keeping your hot tub or spa water .