A couple of years ago, a local home improvement company had a booth at an
outdoor festival here, and they were hollering about hot tubs which used UV
instead of chemicals for purification. Due to skin sensitivity, I absolutely
cannot use bromine or chlorine. Anyone here have FIRST HAND experience with
a UV-based system? Any problems, suggestions, warnings?
Brother bought one a couple of months ago. You still add chemicals, about a
capful each use. UV helps does not eliminate the chemical need. Greatly
reduces the chemicals estimate 80-90%. That might be enough for you.
I can't answer your question but I spend a lot of time at a spa forum for
hot tubs where you will get some real experts that might be able to answer
your question. http://www.rhtubs.com/cgi-bin/bbs/config.pl
is the url for the site.
Good Luck Ivan
the water. There is a potential to reduce chemical use, but never
eliminate. A downside to ozone is that it can be hard on the underside of
the cover, and any pillows or cushions in the tub.
There are plenty of non chlorine based spa treatments that are very
effective. We use Baqua Spa, which is not chlorine or bromine based. No
ozone either. There are many other brands other than Baqua as well. So you
do have some options.
Depending on your "local" water, it's a good possibility you could get by
using any chemicals at all. A lot depends on how much it is used, and how
Would just need to keep filters in top shape and probably change water more
Your "local" water's characteristics makes zero difference. No matter how
sterile it might be when you put it in the tub, it still needs to be maintained
properly. Filling your tub with water from a swamp would make a difference,
requireing even more chemistry. Nothing that arrives as potable water can be
maintained safely for more than a VERY short time in a closed system such as a
hot tub, without the use of chemistry.
i know a couple people with them. as others have said, it does seem to work
but doesnt completely eliminate the need for chemicals. makes a heck of a
difference though. the tub doesnt smell like the chlorox factory.
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