Bromine Isn’t the Hero You Thought It Was

Your spa sanitizer may be doing more harm than good.

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How Well Do You Know Your Cleaning Products?

The debate over chlorine vs bromine has long been argued over hot tub, spa and pool experts, but do you know all the details?

Sanitization is vital to ensure your spa remains healthy and clean. However, when it comes to bromine most people just assume that it’s good for their spa pools.

Pool shops sometimes recommend bromine tablets for large home pools when there is a spa connected — but for stand-alone spas, bromine is simply too concentrated. Bromine is designed to be used for cold spas, not heated spas. With heat the bromine chemicals can react and cause harm to both you and your spa.

The Damage That Bromine Can Cause:

  • Eczema flare ups
  • Hypothyroidism issues
  • Eye and ear irritation
  • Respiratory irritations
  • Infections for children
  • Damage to your hair
  • Reduced lifespan of your spa equipment
  • Acrylic surface around your spa
  • Eat away at your spa’s plastic

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Don’t Swim in A Chemical Soup

Bromine tablets may have their uses, but they have no place in your spa. When you have too high a concentration of bromine in your spa, your sanitizer will begin to eat away more than just bacteria.
When heat mixes with bromine, not only can you damage your spa equipment such as heaters and jets, but you can also cause damage to you and anyone who uses your spa.

Short term, the toxicity of bromine in your spa can result in skin irritation such as rashes and eczema and eye pain. The price of a clean spa is not worth the chemical soup that you will be soaking in.

If you have been exposed to bromine tablets over a long period of time, it can also be responsible for more long-term health conditions. Your skin is porous and absorbent. Imagine what harm you could do by soaking in a chemical concoction every day after work?

Bromine has been linked to irregular amounts of iodine in people and this can lead to conditions such as hypothyroidism and an overload of chemicals in your nervous system. In severe cases of high levels of bromine exposure, this toxicity can result in a reduced appetite, abdominal cramps and fatigue.

Bromine Isn’t Your Only Option

The aim behind using bromine tablets is to clean your water and kill off any bugs. However, because bromine lasts longer in your pool than other chemicals such as chlorine, you might find it is harder to get out of your spa’s system once you have used it.

For your next spa service on the Sunshine Coast, you don't have to result to using harsh chemicals. With over 14 years of experience in the field, we can help keep your spa clean and serviced without compromising on your health.

If you're looking for a safer option to keep your spa clean, consider following a spa cleaning guide. With the right cleaning techniques and products, you can maintain a healthy and hygienic spa without the harmful effects of harsh chemicals.

Choosing safer options to keep your spa clean won’t only benefit you, it will also increase the longevity of your spa and spa equipment.

How We Can Help

Servicing your spa regularly is a safer option than harmful chemicals and can release dirt and debris from building up in your pipes. With regular servicing you can also prevent hefty repair bills by ensuring that all aspects of your spa are in perfect working order.

When you don’t service your spa, chemicals and dirt can build up and cause damage. Prevention is always more cost effective and easier than repairing your spa equipment. Our spa repair comes with professional and accurate diagnosis of your spa issues so you have less to worry about.

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