Things you need to know about hot tub safety
19 Dec Things you need to know about hot tub safety
Must-Have Knowledge for Hot Tub and Spa Safety
If you’re thinking of how great and relaxing your hot tub and/or spa is going to be now that the colder months are approaching, make sure that you and your family are spa safety-ready! As with swimming pools, safety is paramount while you’re in the water. Make sure you follow these tips to maximize your enjoyment in your backyard spa:
- Always shower before entering the hot tub.
- NEVER leave children unsupervised in a hot tub. Children under 5 years of age should not use hot tubs.
- Avoid drinking alcohol during hot tub use. Alcohol increases your risk of passing out, stroke, and slip-and-fall injuries.
- If you are pregnant, consult a physician before hot tub use, especially in the first trimester.
- Know how to use all the electrical switches and circuit breakers for the spa in case of an emergency.
- A well-maintained and chemically balanced pool should have no odor. If there is a strong chemical smell, this could indicate a maintenance issue.
- Hot tub temperatures should not exceed 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Have a locking cover that you use before and after use of the hot tub. This will prevent children from entering without supervision, save energy and keep debris out of the spa.
For more tips on hot tub and spa safety, visit: www.healthyswimming.org