Jacuzzi Leaking Water

Is your Jacuzzi Leaking Water?

If your Jacuzzi is Leaking water and you cannot see where the leak is, then there are a few ways to actually try and determine where the leak might be.

First of all, put water in the Jacuzzi, leave it for a few days and see up to which level the water drops. If the water drops till bellow the water jets, there is a 90% chance that the silicon, that seals the Jets, have become old.

This is not a serious problem and can easily be repaired by a Jacuzzi or Spa Specialist for about R 2 800.00, without taking the Jacuzzi Out of the ground.

Jacuzzi Leaking Water
Jacuzzi Leaking Water

Jacuzzi Hydrotherapy Benefits

Jacuzzi Hydrotherapy Benefits

Jacuzzi Hydrotherapy Benefits

Hydrotherapy

Other common name(s): water therapy, balneotherapy, hydro-thermal therapy

Scientific/medical name(s): none

Description

Hydrotherapy is the use of water as a medical treatment. The water can be in the form of water vapor, steam, liquid, or ice, and can be either taken internally or used externally.

Overview

Hydrotherapy has been proven helpful in many ways. It is used as a means of physical therapy, both to help a person relax and to relieve minor aches and pains. However, there is no evidence that any form of hydrotherapy can prevent or treat cancer.

How is it promoted for use?

There are many medically accepted uses of hydrotherapy. Each involves water in the form of ice, liquid, or steam. Some of the more common examples of hydrotherapy include using water to clean wounds, use of warm moist compresses, ice packs, whirlpool or steam baths, and drinking water in order to prevent or reduce dehydration.

Warm compresses (heat packs) expand blood vessels, which can temporarily increase circulation, help to relax muscles, and reduce pain. Warm water in the form of a bath, massaging water jets, or hot tub also provides relaxation and stress relief. The water vapor produced by a humidifier can reduce the discomfort of minor sore throats and colds. Warm water vapor from a sauna, hot shower, or “sweat lodge” can warm and moisten the nose and breathing passages.

Hydrotherapy in the form of ice packs is used to reduce inflammation and swelling. The coldness constricts blood vessels and reduces circulation to the area, which helps to decrease swelling. The use of water for heating and cooling the body is also called hydrothermal therapy.

Dehydration, which can be a serious medical problem, is treated by giving water or liquids, either by mouth or intravenously.

Hydrotherapy is also used in physical rehabilitation and exercise. When performed in water, exercises can cause less strain on the bones and joints. The water also offers resistance to movement, which helps build muscle strength.

Some claim that warm water baths or cleansing baths boost the immune system, invigorate the digestion, calm the lungs, and stimulate the mind. Streams of warm water directed at different parts of the body are claimed to help headaches, nervous disorders, paralysis, and multiple sclerosis, as well as liver, lung, and gallbladder disease.

Some proponents claim one form of hydrotherapy, which involves frequent enemas, cleanses the bowels and helps cure cancer (see our document, Colon Therapy).

What does it involve?

In most types of hydrotherapy, water is either directly applied to the desired area (an ice pack or a warm damp towel) or the body is partly immersed in water (a hot tub or bath). It can be rubbing the skin with a cold wet towel, or sitting in a steam bath. Massage, yoga, and other exercise can be done in the water. Underwater births can also be considered a form of hydrotherapy.

Internal means of hydrotherapy can include drinking a certain amount of water daily, drinking mineral water or “enriched” water, or getting an intravenous (IV) infusion. Some involve flushing out the nose, vagina, or colon (see section above).

In some alternative remedies, a stream of warm water is directed over a part of the body, such as the foot, back toward the heart. Or a person may be wrapped in a cold wet sheet and covered with blankets while the sheet dries. Other types of hydrotherapy may involve bathing or soaking in water that contains minerals, mud, herbs, aromatherapy oils, Epsom salts, Dead Sea salts, or other materials.

What is the history behind it?

Hydrotherapy has been used throughout history by many diverse cultures. Even the Old Testament mentions the healing powers of mineral waters. By the time of the ancient Greeks, the use of water as a healing agent was well-established. The early Roman and Turkish baths are still popular tourist attractions today.

The modern use of hydrotherapy is linked to Vincent Preissnitz, who established the “Graefenberg cure” in the 1800s for treating almost every ailment. This treatment involved the use of water in every conceivable way, often alternating between hot and cold water.

Traditional Native American healing uses sweat lodges as a type of remedy. Sweating is thought to be a form of cleansing that purges poisons from the body. This belief is similar to the Scandinavians’ use of saunas. Several of the springs first used by Native Americans have been converted into resorts and remain popular today. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s use of one such spring brought worldwide attention to the use of hydrotherapy.

What is the evidence?

Water has long been known to be essential to human life. The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Science reports that Adequate Intake (AI) of water is around 3.7 liters per day for adult men (over 18 years), and about 2.7 liters for adult women. For pregnant women, daily intake is about 3 liters, and 3.8 for nursing women. A liter is a little more than a quart, so for men, this translates to nearly 4 quarts a day. But this amount of water includes all the liquid in your food and drinks, not just plain water intake. For example, a person eating fresh fruits generally will not need to drink as much as a person eating dried fruits, because fresh fruits have a high percentage of water.

In conditions of high heat, prolonged exercise, and a lot of sweating, even more liquid is needed. There are also medical conditions in which a person may need more fluid to help prevent health problems such as kidney stones or constipation. There are few situations in which a person may need to take in smaller amounts of fluid, such as kidney failure or heart failure.

Aside from basic hydration, hydrotherapy is an accepted way to treat symptoms for many conditions, although many forms of it have not been studied carefully. There are many types of hydrotherapy and all sorts of possible uses. Each type of hydrotherapy requires its own studies.

Some types of hydrotherapy are actually well-proven conventional therapies, such as ice packs for slight sprains and hot compresses for sore muscles. Warm compresses or warm water soaks are also sometimes used in mainstream medicine to help treat local skin conditions, such as infection (see our document, Heat Therapy). Cold is known to reduce the blood flow to the part of the body where it is applied, while heat does the opposite. Since water transmits cold and heat so well, it can be used to change the skin temperature quickly to help reduce or increase blood flow where it is applied.

Certain types of hydrotherapy can be useful for patients with severe burns, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injuries, and bone injuries. An analysis of studies done on hydrotherapy for lower back pain suggested that it might be helpful, although further studies are needed.

Physical therapy is a mainstream treatment that is sometimes given in a pool, where the water can help to support the person’s body weight and reduce impact on joints.

Hydrotherapy has not been proven to work in slowing the growth or spread of cancer. Available scientific evidence does not support claims that alternative uses of hydrotherapy, such as cold body wraps or colon therapy, can cure cancer or any other disease.

Are there any possible problems or complications?

Most forms of hydrotherapy are considered safe. However, colon therapy can cause perforation of the colon, which can lead to death. People who are frail, elderly, or very young may become dehydrated or develop serious blood chemistry imbalances in very warm water or saunas. People with diabetes, numbness, or poor sensation may be at higher risk of scalding or burns from hot soaks or compresses. Pregnant women and people with heart or lung problems may have trouble with very hot or cold water.

Those with poor circulation or problems, such as Reynaud’s disease or frostbite, may find them worsened by cold water, ice, and cold wraps. Excessive heat or cold applied directly to the skin for long periods of time may cause pain, drying, and tissue damage.

Bacterial infection due to improperly cleaned whirlpools and hot tubs has also been reported. Fungal skin infection has resulted from mud baths. Essential oils and other additives can irritate skin.

Drinking very large amounts of water over short periods of time can lead to serious mineral imbalances in the blood, and death from water intoxication.

Relying on this type of treatment alone and avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer may have serious health consequences.

10 Seater Jacuzzi Installed in Wooden Surround

10 Seater Jacuzzi

Sometimes people want their 10 Seater Jacuzzi installed in the most impossible places.

Here we are seen taking a 10 Seater Jacuzzi in a Meranti Wooden Surround over a roof and installing it next to the pool.

NOTE: WHEN CARRYING SUCH A LARGE JACUZZI IT IS BEST PRACTICE TO DISASSEMBLE IT AND CARRY EACH COMPONENT SEPARATELY. IF YOU NEED HELP MOVING YOUR 10 SEATER JACUZZI, PLEASE CONTACT US NOW!!

10 Seater Square Jacuzzi brought over the roof
10 Seater Square Jacuzzi brought over the roof

 

10 Seater Square Jacuzzi brought over the roof 2
10 Seater Square Jacuzzi brought over the roof 2

 

10 Seater Square Jacuzzi brought over the roof 3
10 Seater Square Jacuzzi Wooden Surround placed where it must be installed.

 

10 Seater Square Jacuzzi placed in meranti wooden surround
10 Seater Square Jacuzzi placed in meranti wooden surround

 

installing a 10 Seater Jacuzzi in a wooden surround
installing a 10 Seater Jacuzzi in a wooden surround

 

installing a 10 Seater Jacuzzi in a wooden surround
installing a 10 Seater Jacuzzi in a wooden surround

I have a 4 seater Jacuzzi without a blower. Is it possible to install a blower?

Micro Air Jets

Jacuzzi Air Channel Ferrels
Jacuzzi Air Channel Ferrels

If there are small holes in the seat or small Micro air jets with pipes attached to them leading to a manifold system, then you just buy a Jacuzzi Air Blower Motor and a 50 mm Black “Union” and Tangit PVC weld and you can change it yourself. an Electrician might have to install it in the Jacuzzi Electrical Box.

If you are a D.I.Y. type of person, you could open the DB Box and then check where the old wires were in and then just match the colors of the wires on the new Jacuzzi Air Blower to the old ones.

PLEASE NOTE: WHENEVER YOU WORK ON YOUR JACUZZI ELECTRICAL BOX, OR ANY ELECTRICAL COMPONENT ON THE JACUZZI, SWITCH IT OFF – NOT ONLY IN THE DB BOX, BUT ALSO AT THE MAIN SUPPLY IN THE HOUSE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT BOMB MECHANIC / TECHNICIAN WIRED THAT DB BOX.

If there are no holes or jets in the seats and your Jacuzzi is in a Wooden Surround, its easy, you unscrew the pump system lift the Jacuzzi out. Do the installation of the air channel, and then re-install it in the box.

Installing the Jacuzzi Air Channel includes: Drilling holes in the seat and then attaching the micro jets with silicon. Once this is done the manifold system is installed. The manifold, which consists of three parts, is used to disperse the air through 10 mm pipes that are attached to each micro jet in the seat. A normal 2 manifold system, joined with a T-piece, can take up to 8 micro air jets.

If there are no holes or jets in the seats and your Jacuzzi is in a brick installation or cannot be accessed from underneath, I must warn you that this experiment could be costly, Brick work most of the time require cutting of pipes, breaking tiles, chopping cement, dismantling decks and the list goes on. Re-installing it requires that the support on the foot well should be redone from scratch.

If you want to know more about how your blower works Click Here!!

Hot tub folliculitis (Hot Tub Rash) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hot Tub Rash Picture

Hot Tub Rash

Hot tub folliculitis (also known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis) is a common type of folliculitis, a condition which causes inflammation of the hair follicle.[1]:272

This condition is caused by an infection of hair follicles due to the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacteria is commonly found in hot tubs, water slides, and such places. Children are more prone to this because they usually stay in the water longer than adults. Hot tub folliculitis appears on the skin in the form of a rash, roughly resembling chicken pox and then developing further to appear as a pimple. Hot tub follicultis can be extremely painful and/or itchy, and left alone without scratching will go away much more quickly. If the rash is aggravated, it can stay, worsen, and spread lasting for months. By that point it is much more difficult to treat. The dots usually go away after about 7 to 10 days, but the condition leaves a hyperpigmented lesion that goes away after a few months.

Legionella is another bacteria associated with hot tub folliculitis.

Normally, the rash does not need specific treatment and will go away on its own. Antibiotics may be prescribed in some cases. If the rash continues to appear longer than the 7 to 10 day time period, a physician should be consulted. Folliculitis that is not treated properly could worsen and cause abscesses.

See also

via Hot tub folliculitis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Dermatopedia | A Dermatology guide and database for Patients » Hot Tub Folliculitis

Hot tub folliculitis is an itchy, red, bumpy rash that occurs within 1-4 days of bathing in a hot tub, whirlpool, or public swimming pool. As water temperature rises, changes occur in the amount of free chlorine.

This alters the ability of the chlorine to kill bacteria, and the bacteria then grow. The most commonly associated bacteria is Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacteria infect the hair follicles and cause red bumps and pus or pimple like bumps to develop.

Areas that are typically affected include the sides of the torso, armpits, buttocks, arms, thighs and breasts. Earaches, sore throat, headache, fever and malaise have been associated with the rash. Rarely, the infection can spread to the blood.

Treatment:

The rash tends to go away on its own without treatment in 7-14 days, but sometimes antibiotics may be applied to the skin or taken by mouth to hasten resolution of the rash. Preventative measures include water filtration, automatic chlorination to maintain free chlorine at 1 ppm, maintaining water pH between 7.2 and 7.8, and changing water.

Reference:

James WD, Berger TG, Elson DM. Andrews’ diseases of the skin: clinical dermatology, 10th edition. Saunders, 2005.

Angela Leo, D.O.

Department of Dermatology

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine/Frankford Hospital

Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia.

via Dermatopedia | A Dermatology guide and database for Patients » Hot Tub Folliculitis.

 

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