Having a healthy soak in your hot tub can be a wonderful, relaxing experience. That’s probably why you’ve either purchased or are considering purchasing a hot tub in the first place. A good hot tub soak can offer a much-needed break from the stresses of everyday life.
However, for too many people, the relaxing feel of your hot tub stops just as soon as the itching starts. This so-called “hot tub itch” after a soak can be incredibly aggravating and put you in a sour mood.
What Causes a Bromine Rash?
Hot tub itch can occur for a variety of reasons, including non-showered guests using your pool or spa. However, arguably the most common reason is due to the cleaners used to sanitize a hot tub.
The two most common cleaners for hot tubs are chlorine and bromine. While they can be effective, they require precision when applying them to your tub. Too little and you risk bacteria and germs. Too much and you will receive a chlorine or bromine rash.
This bromine rash, sometimes called a “hot tub rash,” is caused by the cleaner destroying fatty acids and Vitamin E in your skin, which causes your skin to become irritated and to dry out. The end result becomes the common hot tub itch.
How to Prevent Hot Tub Itch
If you don’t want to have to worry about the balancing act of applying just the right amount of cleaner and to prevent bromine rashes, visit Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Co. today. Not only do we offer hot tubs that use alternative cleaning methods, but we can also service your hot tub to ensure the water in your tub is just right.