Hot tubs, spa and swimming pools water quality

​​​​Hot tubs and pools provide a breeding ground for a number of bacteria that cause infection or disease. This includes the Legionella bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ Disease, which can be fatal. 

Another disease-causing bacterium is Pseudomonas, which can cause a number of serious infections including skin rashes, eye and ear infections, and pneumonia. These bacteria can be easily controlled and removed by maintaining the disinfectant level of the water. 

Page reviewed: 29 Sep 2016 10:20am