"SPA-CLEAN" - THE FACTS
Spa Time Should Be Fun Time, Not "Eeek!" Time!
You know that spa tubs are a luxurious addition to your bath space, and perfect for when you or your guests need to wind down after a rough day. So you don't want anyone's spa fun spoiled with nasty looking bits and specks that come floating to the surface!
Like any other type of tub, your spa bath needs to be cleaned daily, weekly or bi-weekly depending on the amount of use the tub receives. Cleaning is even more important with this type of bathtub because dirt and residue settle inside of the tub jets.
Spa baths can become contaminated with infectious drug-resistant bacteria you cant see or remove. The piped circulation systems incorporate mazes of water and air piping where dirty water gets trapped after each use - well over one cup for typical systems. You've seen the dirty residue on your tubs surface after bathing, imagine layer upon layer of that residue hidden deep inside the pipes where you can't get to it!
Dr Rita Moyes a PhD Microbiologist at Texas ANM University found in 2006 that infectious bacteria in 100% of pipes tested from homes and hotels throughout the United States. Among the harmful microorganisms were ecoli, staph, legionella and pseudomonas aeruginosa. All had bacterial growth ranging from mild to red-level dangerous. A whopping 95 percent showed the presence of fecal derived bacteria, while 81 percent had fungi and 34 percent contained staphylococcus, which can cause deadly staph infections. To get some idea of how much bacteria are in whirlpool tub pipes, Moyes says that a normal teaspoon of tap water contains an average of about 138 bacteria, with many samples not having any bacteria at all. But the same teaspoon of whirlpool tub water contains an average of more than 2.17 million bacteria. She adds that such harmful bacteria can lead to numerous diseases, among them urinary tract infections, septicemia, pneumonia and several types of skin infections. Because of the aerosol mist created by the whirlpool action, microbes are forced into the lungs or open cuts, she explains. One type of bacteria, L. pneumophila, can cause Legionnaires Disease, of which 90 percent of all cases can be traced back to bacteria developed from a warm environment.
Fortunately, cleaning the inside of your air tub’s elaborate collection of pipes, jets, and nozzles is really straightforward and easy using Genie Power's Spa-Clean!
Spa-Clean is an all-in-one spa bath cleaner that cleans and sanitises your spa bath at the same time.. It has been specifically formulated to clean spa baths. It breaks down and dislodges all the muck (like body fats, oils and hair) that builds up in the pipes, jets and pump. Unlike many other spa bath cleaners, it contains the highest grade quaternary ammonium compounds with proven broad-spectrum germ kill properties. Spa-Clean is chlorine-free, non-toxic, biodegradable and suitable for commercial and domestic use.
NOTE: We drank the champagne and ate the strawberries after the photo shoot, so they are not included!