Despite routine water testing and disinfection, pools and hot-tubs may still contain a bacteria, Psuedomonas aeruginosa, that causes a hot tub rash. This bacteria can live in temperatures up to 106°F and is resistant to chlorine and other disinfectants.
Hot tub rashes include itchy spots on the skin that become a bumpy red rash. Pus-filled blisters can also occur. This rash usually occurs within a few days of being in the hot tub. Most rashes clear up in a few days without medical treatment, but consult your doctor if the rash lasts longer than a few days.
Mesa County Health Department’s Regional Laboratory can test your hot tub water. For information regarding this service, click here. Or, call 970-248-6999.