Some great tips to avoid hot tub entrapment

Some great tips to avoid hot tub entrapment

Stop Hot Tub Drain Entrapments


Between 1999 and 2008, there were 83 reports of pool and spa drain entrapments; 11 people died in these accidents. Following these hot tub safety rules and sharing them with friends and family helps everyone work together to stop hot tub drain entrapments.

hot tubPin long hair up or wear a bathing cap to keep hair away from the suction fitting on the drain cover. Jewelry, bathing suits, arms, legs or any body part that can cover a drain can be held down in a faulty drain cover; teach everyone to remove jewelry before entering hot tubs and to avoid sitting near drains.

Make sure the spa has dual drains and spa drain covers that are ASME/ANSI A112.19.8.2007 standard compliant.

If a drain cover is missing or damaged, do not allow anyone in the spa until it is fixed or replaced.

Look for pool or spa pumps equipped with SVRS (Safety Valve Release Systems) that detect drain blockage.

Do not underestimate the dangers of a hot tub drain. Informing adults and children alike about hot tub safety can make all the difference in your water experience.