Black mold can be a problem in hot tubs. It can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, and other health complications if not attended to and left to its own devices.

Black Mold in Hot Tubs

In this blog post, we will discuss how to prevent black mold in your hot tub, how to identify it, and how to get rid of it. With simple maintenance and proper hot tub care protocols, mold isn’t even remotely close to a problem!

Kinds of Mold

There are two types of molds that you are most likely to see in a hot tub. Black mold, and white mold. Black mold is easily identifiable, due to its color. You’ll notice it in places like the bottom of your cover or around headrests. White mold is usually found floating in your water and can be hard flakes or a paper-like slimy substance. True to its name, it is white in color.

Treating mold in a hot tub

Mold that is visible on your hot tub or cover can easily be wiped away with a soft cloth and a little spa-friendly cleaning agent. However, if you see mold, chances are that the problem runs deeper than it appears. It is most likely that you have mold and bacteria in your pipes and jet system. Don’t worry, you can fix this fairly easily!

You will need to drain your water and refill with fresh new water. However, before you do this, you’ll need to use a pipe and jet cleaner. This will get rid of all of the mold and bacteria that is lodged in your piping system. Not only will it flush all of the mold out, but it will also kill it. Consult with your spa dealer to be sure you are getting the best cleaner for your spa. They will also be able to tell you how to use it in your spa model.

Once done, you can drain your water and wipe down your spa with a soft cloth and a spa-safe cleaner. Then rinse your spa thoroughly and be sure drain any water that collects from rinsing. You can then clean your filter, re-install it, and fill your tub with fresh water.

Preventing Mold in Your Hot Tub

Be sure to shock and clean your water correctly. Whether you use chlorine or bromine, just be sure to keep your water at the correct levels.

Keep your filter clean. Maintain a proper filter cleaning schedule.

Maintain proper PH, alkalinity, and calcium hardness levels in your tub.

When not using your spa, keep your cover on. This helps to keep out foreign elements that can aid in algae/mold formation.

By following these tips and using proper spa maintenance, you can be sure that mold won’t be a problem for you!

So, is black mold in your hot tub dangerous?

Black mold in your hot tub is definitely not something you want. You should take care of it immediately if you notice it in your tub.

If left untreated it can certainly cause health issues if you continue to use your spa. However, if you maintain a simple and proper spa maintenance schedule, black mold won’t be an issue for you. If for some reason you do experience it, it can be dealt with easily using the methods stated above.

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Black Mold in your hot tub is not something to be taken lightly, but it can easily be prevented and treated. You shouldn’t use your spa if you spot mold in it until properly treating and purging your spa of all mold and bacteria using the methods listed above. Consult with your spa dealer before treating your spa to be safe!

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