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Biofilm – The Unseen Scourge

Biofilm – The Unseen Scourge

Biofilm. From the word you’d think maybe it could be a biography movie, but no. We’re about to make this word on par with ‘moist’ for many people. Disclaimer, this is not a pleasant subject.

What is biofilm?

Biofilm is any group of bacteria and other microorganisms that grow on surfaces that are in regular contact with water. A mixture of bacteria, solids, oil and other organic matter (yuck), it can be home to harmful bacteria like Legionella (Legionnaire’s Disease), Pseudomonas Aeruginosas, Mycobacterium Fortuitum and E-Coli.

Now how do these bacteria get in your hot tub? They hitch a ride on you and your bathers! All of these bacteria occur naturally in the environment, though a healthy immune system can usually fend them off when they occur in small numbers.

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pH- The importance of being neutral

pH- The importance of being neutral

Considered by some to be the most important component of water balance, pH measures how acidic or basic your pool, spa or hot tub water is. If not monitored closely and kept in check you run the risk of damaging your equipment, i.e. heating elements, pumps, seals, and other internal workings.

We’ve compiled a list of symptoms common to low and high pH readings.

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