|Placed On:||18th April 2019|
|Closes:||27th May 2019|
Start date: October 2019
Supervisors: Dr G van Keulen, Dr C Tizaoui and Dr C Phillips
Sponsoring company: SureSpa Ltd.
SureSpa Limited, located near Alton in Hampshire, has been involved in the hot tub industry for over fourteen years. The company has recently launched a new hot tub water treatment ‘kit’ which uses a combination of enzymes, coconut extract and active Oxygen tablets to treat domestic hot tub water. The product removes microbial films from hot tub surfaces and piping and generally sanitises the hot tub environment. The product is more environmentally friendly and significantly less irritant to the skin and eyes than chlorine and bromine based products, which are traditionally used as disinfectants in swimming pools. There is a strong consumer demand from people wanting more ‘eco-friendly’ products to treat their hot tub water, whilst maintaining water quality.
The new product is known as eco3spa. The product is designed to be a complete 3-month hot tub water treatment ‘kit’ for a typical hot tub water volume of 1,500-2,000 Litres, and comprises three components:
Active Oxygen is recognised as a hot tub microbial disinfectant in its own right and is thought to work more efficiently at a higher temperature of a hot tub when compared to the lower temperature of a swimming pool. There is however, very little quantitative data to back this up.
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