Are Legionnaires’ Disease Bacteria Lurking in Your Hot Tub or Whirlpool Spa?
Check Out Our Hot Tub/Whirlpool Spa Complete Legionella Safety Test-Panel for Hot Tubs in Hotels and Cruise Ships
The public may be at risk of Legionnaires’ disease (and other diseases) from exposure to contaminated water in hot tubs or whirlpool spas. These hot tubs may be encountered at hotels, on cruise ships or at home and garden expos. Even if people are not using the hot tubs the mist produced by them may be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. Exposure to these preventable dangers can create a huge legal liability and expense for your facility. You can prevent the risk to the public and your facility by taking action now. Learn how our Hot Tub/Whirlpool Spa Complete Legionella Safety Test-Panel for Hot Tubs in Hotels and Cruise Ships can help you assess your facility’s risk.
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Hot Tub/Whirlpool Spa Complete Legionella Safety Test-Panel
for determining the risk Legionnaires’ Disease
and other Pathogenic Bacteria
Dr. Richard Miller and his Environmental Safety Technologies team are hot tub and whirlpool spa microbiology specialists. They have the experience and credentials to help you protect hot tubs everywhere from Legionnaires’ Disease bacteria. With over 40 years of experience in research in the field as well as speaking at conferences, having articles and papers published, Dr. Richard Miller has earned the title of Dr. Legionella! He has sat as the chair of the Whirlpool Spa subcommittees of ASHRAE Guideline 12-2000, ANSI-ASHRAE Standard 188-2015. If you need Dr. Legionella and his team’s help with cases at your facility please click here to learn about our Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Specialist Response Service.
Below is some information from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement for pool and hot tub operators.
How is Legionella spread in hot tubs?
Legionella is naturally found in water, especially warm water. Hot tubs (or spas) that are not cleaned and disinfected enough can become contaminated with Legionella. A person can get infected with Legionella when they breathe in steam or mist from a contaminated hot tub.
How do I protect myself, my family, and others?
Because high water temperatures make it hard to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill germs like Legionella, making sure that the hot tub has the right disinfectant and pH levels is essential. Our Hot Tub/Whirlpool Spa Complete Legionella Safety Test-Panel in Hotels and Cruise Ships can help determine where you stand.
If You Are A Hot Tub Operator, Ask Yourself the Questions Below
- What was the most recent health inspection score for the hot tub?
- Are disinfectant and pH levels checked at least twice per day?
- Are disinfectant and pH levels checked more often when the hot tub is being used by a lot of people?
- Are the following maintenance activities performed regularly?
- Removal of the slime or biofilm layer by scrubbing and cleaning?
- Replacement of the hot tub water filter according to manufacturer’s recommendations?
- Replacement of hot tub water?
What can Dr. Legionella and the EST Team do to help?