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2006-03-02 Science & Technology
Whirlpool Baths: ENter At Your Own Risk
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Posted by ANdrea Jackson 2006-03-02 15:21|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [539 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 If it's cleaned well after each use it shouldn't be a problem. I've had my whirlpool bath for years.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2006-03-02 16:03||   2006-03-02 16:03|| Front Page Top

#2 The interior pipes of the whirlpool baths that are not filtered or chemically treated and poorly maintained hot tubs, are prime areas for potentially infectious microbes to congregate and grow, Moyes noted. The organisms often form biofilm, a community of organisms that work together and are more resistant to cleaners.

When jets are switched on, the bacteria -packed water gets blown into the tub with the movement of the water, an aerosol is created that carries these organisms down your lungs or other orifices-something that does not happen in a regular tub". Moyes states. And YES, A chemically maintainted tub should not be a problem!.
Posted by Andrea Jackson">Andrea Jackson  2006-03-02 16:12||   2006-03-02 16:12|| Front Page Top

#3 Deacon Blue: Don't clean your hot tub with the proper cleaner and you will have more than aching muscle's!##!!!

Posted by Andrea Jackson">Andrea Jackson  2006-03-02 16:17||   2006-03-02 16:17|| Front Page Top

#4 I always clean it with the proper cleaner. It's the people who are too lazy that get in to trouble.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2006-03-02 16:21||   2006-03-02 16:21|| Front Page Top

#5 this psicose with germs...sooner or later we will die if we go out of home. Too much clean will kill us.
Posted by Clavising Snort8113 2006-03-02 16:24||   2006-03-02 16:24|| Front Page Top

#6 Some bacteria is good and too much is dangerous.
Homeostasis is the KEY**

Posted by Andrea Jackson">Andrea Jackson  2006-03-02 16:26||   2006-03-02 16:26|| Front Page Top

#7 In Tempe AZ they city fathers installed an obscentity called "the town lake", in utter defiance of reality.

To start with, they put it in a dry river bed, that floods periodically. The company that did it used inflatable rubber dams on either side to hold the water in.

To fill the damned thing, they used ONE BILLION GALLONS of fresh water, though the good people of the city have to drink recycled effluent in their city water. This is in a damn desert.

Upstream of the lake, rainwater turns into a mosquito-breeding swamp, which has now introduced two varieties of encephalitis and west nile fever to the area, and promises in the future to even host mosquitos carrying dengue fever.

In summer, despite costing huge amounts of money to replace water lost by evaporation in 115 degree heat and less than 5 percent humidity, the lake also is a perfect habitat for algae and duckweed.

The algae, in particular, gives off an immense cloud of spores for the whole area, so that unless swimming pools are kept so chlorinated as to be irritating to the skin, the water will turn some combination of dark green, dark brown and dark yellow.

To top it all off, the lake provides some form of recreation and/or entertainment to about 100 people a day, out of a city of 175,000. Many of these 100 people are visitors, not residents.

In all fairness, the city does plan to "improve" the riverbanks around the town lake by building highrises and condos on sand in the flood plain. This means that, once completed, the people of city of Tempe will get all of its entertainment value at once, watching them collapse into the river.

By then of course, the developers will be long gone, and no one will have been stupid enough to provide the owners with flood insurance.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-02 16:32||   2006-03-02 16:32|| Front Page Top


Posted by Andrea Jackson">Andrea Jackson  2006-03-02 16:41||   2006-03-02 16:41|| Front Page Top

#9 I remember year's ago an article in the Boston, MA paper that a couple had gone into the hot tub together to get "HOT" and the man was on top of the woman and he threw his back out and was yelling "Help I've fallen and I can't get it up".

Posted by Andrea Jackson">Andrea Jackson  2006-03-02 16:44||   2006-03-02 16:44|| Front Page Top

#10 You should consider going into the spawning tank business Andrea.
Posted by Visitor 2006-03-02 21:23||   2006-03-02 21:23|| Front Page Top

#11 LOL Andrea, please tell us more jokes whenever you're in the mood! :-)
Posted by RD 2006-03-02 22:02||   2006-03-02 22:02|| Front Page Top

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