Even those hot tubbers who want to celebrate the ‘wearing of the green’ in a big way on St. Patrick’s Day know that there is a right and wrong way to turn their spa’s interior green.
How NOT To Turn a Hot Tub Green
Most know by now that filling your hot tub with beer or tinting it green with food coloring is a bad idea.
For one thing, it would require too much food coloring to tint it, which in turn would be extremely difficult to filter out of the spa’s systems.
It’s true that in Illinois they turn the whole Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day. But, alas, the parade organizer who came up with a formula for turning the Chicago River’s water green without harming or polluting the river has kept his special formula top-secret. He’s been quoted as saying that revealing his secret was akin to, “telling where the leprechaun hides its gold.”
As for adding beer to your spa, you really don’t want to be absorbing all that alcohol through your pours. In addition to serious intoxication, alcohol absorbed this way can affect sensitive parts of the body in very unpleasant ways.
We highly recommend saving any intake of alcohol until after you and your friends are out of the tub. That’s the time for the green beer!
How Do You Turn a Hot Tub Green?
Floating LED lights, with waterproof seals in non-corrosive materials, say manufacturers, are available online.
However, many spas offer models with an interior lighting package that will turn your spa green (or another color) with the push of a button.
The Bullfrog A Series, R Series and STIL spas, for example, each feature a premium interior lighting package with lighted water feature, filter area and center logo light to enhance your nighttime spa experience.
In addition, the Strong Spas we sell at Best Hot Tubs offer a post handsome interior and exterior lighting.
So, if you’ve got one of our Bullfrog or Strong Spas, we can say with no blarney: Green is a good color on you!
Note: Our feature photo at the top of the page was provided to us by one of our clients. He and his partner opted for an automated cover with their Bullfrog Spa, which boasts interior lighting as well — talk about party central!