Charlie's Tip of the Week 45 - 54
Archived copies of "Charlie's Tips of the Week" from 1977 to 2012, published in the local Evergreen papers. Some of the tips may not be relative to most of todays hot tubs, (listed by most recent).
"Chloramines are chlorine compounds that are combined with ammonia (from sweat). They are body irritants and smell bad. To eliminate chloramines from hot tub or spa water, use:
"Thermal efficient hot tub & spa covers not only retain heat, keep out debris, and protect the tub's surface; they also provide an element of security by making it difficult for small children to enter the water unattended."
"If during the cold weather a malfunction occurs to your outdoor hot tub or spa, the careful placement of a space heater or a drop light may prevent frozen and burst equipment."
"Current research suggests that when a hot tub is poorly maintained, potential public health hazards occur due to numerous skin infections, according to a report in Canadian Journal of Public Health."
"Some additional benefits of using ozone for the purification of hot tub and spa water:
"If your hot tub or spa filter has a threaded lid and is difficult to remove; drain the water from the filter, apply a cold damp cloth to the mall threaded portion and simultaneously apply heat from the hair dryer to the female threaded portion then remove the lid."
"If during cold weather heater failure occurs to your outdoor hot tub or spa, frozen and burst equipment can be avoided by insuring that the pump is circulating the water."
"Jacuzzi is the name brand for a line of jetted bathtubs & spas. All jetted bathtubs are not Jacuzzis, just as all tissue paper is not Kleenex."
Some of the benefits of using ozone for the purification of hot tub & spa water:
"A simple formula to determine how often to change your spa water: