Hot tubs are rapidly gaining popularity as they become more affordable and adaptable. People love them for the soothing relaxation and health benefits they provide. However, there are still a lot of misconceptions out there about hot tubs. We have put together a list of the most common hot tubs myths, so we could help you separate fact from fiction.
Myth #1: Hot tubs cause eye irritation and redness.
While it’s true that extremely high levels of chlorine and bromine can irritate the eyes and skin, it’s highly unlikely that the levels in your hot tub would ever get that high. If redness and irritation do occur, it is more likely to be caused by an imbalance in the water’s pH or alkalinity levels. But with some easy, routine monitoring, this is easily avoided.
Myth # 2: Hot tubs affect male fertility.
One of the more exaggerated myths you’ll hear about hot tubs is that they can cause reduced fertility in men. Although it is true that prolonged exposure to high temperatures can decrease male sperm production, it’s highly unlikely that a typical user would spend enough time in the hot tub for this to occur.
Myth # 3: Hot tubs are unsanitary and require constant cleaning.
Today’s hot tubs have highly-efficient filtration systems that do most of the dirty work for you. You will have to monitor your hot tub’s water chemical levels once or twice per week, and drain and refill it about once every three months. However, with a little routine maintenance, your hot tub will be spotless and sanitary for friends and family to enjoy.
Myth #4: People can get trapped by strong filters.
One of the more alarming myths about hot tubs is that long hair or swimsuits can get suctioned and trapped in filtration pumps. Fortunately, there have been numerous safety and manufacturing regulations put in place to reduce this hazard from happening. Newer drain covers are concave and reduce the suction and pull. Additional safety measures can also be installed, such as an emergency shut off switch.
Myth #5: Owning a hot tub is only for the wealthy.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to purchase or maintain a hot tub. Today there are different models of hot tubs available to fit any space or budget. Also, the advanced filtration systems and energy-efficiency of today’s hot tubs have significantly reduced the expenses for chemicals and utility bills. A good, quality hot tub cover will also help insulate your hot tub and keep it clean, helping to further reduce power and maintenance costs.
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Before you let any myths about owning a hot tub scare you away from your dream of owning a spa, talk to the experts at Blue Lagoon Spa and Swim Spas. Our knowledgeable staff is here to give you the facts about owning a hot tub, and to help you find the right spa to suit your needs. Contact us or visit our beautiful Fair Oaks showroom today to learn more.