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spa guidelines

Provide A Safe Environment For You & Your Guests

Provide a safe environment for you and your guests by following some basic safety guidelines:

  • Clearly communicate guidelines to your family and friends before using the hot tub.
  • Diabetes, high or low blood pressure and other illnesses could effect hot tub use – know about the hot tub safety guidelines for these conditions.
  • Medications that cause drowsiness can cause complications with hot tub use. Ask your guests in advance about medication use.
  • No infants or toddlers in the spa. Babies’ thin skin makes them more susceptible to overheating. Also, since little ones have very little control over bodily functions, spas become unsanitary almost instantly when “accidents” happen. If older children use the hot tub, lower the temperature to 100 degrees and do not exceed 20 minutes at a time.
  • Prevent accidental drowning. Leave the hot tub cover on and latched when the spa is unsupervised.
  • No electrical appliances near the hot tub. Do not use extension cords. Use battery powered appliances instead.
  • Prevent Hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is the opposite of hypothermia. Hyperthermia occurs when the internal body temperature reaches several degrees above the normal temperature of 98.6 degrees. Kepp in mind that alcohol and other medications may increase the chance of this occurring.
  • Drink fresh water while you are enjoying the spa. If you feel sick to your stomach, dizzy and/or sleepy, you should exit the spa immediately.
  • Be sure indoor hot tub installations are ventilated because if not, vapors carrying bacteria may fill up the enclosed air space and cause health problems.
  • Stay out of the hot tub during rainstorms and lightening because of the chance of electrocution.
  • Keep glass out of and away from the spa.
  • Keep your chemicals balanced and the spa correctly sanitized. Test your spa water every week. Always test for pH, alkalinity and for the sanitizer you are using (chlorine or bromine). Keeping the pH and alkalinity in the proper ranges allow your chemicals to work effectively and will lengthen the life of your jets, pumps and heater. If you are new to water chemistry, you should test the sanitizer level before every use. This will prevent any bacteria growth and will keep your spa completely safe and sanitary. Do Not Enter if the water is cloudy. This type of water can cause skin infections. Call us if your water is cloudy.
  • Clothes can bring bacteria with them. Use a bathing suit or nothing – the choice is yours!
  • Monitor hot tub temperature so no one gets overheated by using a thermometer. Take action if you notice someone acting lethargic and get them immediately out of the spa.
  • Prevent slips and falls around the hot tub. Install anti-skid treads for steps, rubber mats, sand paint for decks and other similar measures.

Also remember, you as the hot tub owner are responsible for the safety of anyone who uses your Spa. Check your home owner’s policy to see if it covers occasional guests who use your hot tub, because if something happens – you may be liable. But don’t let that take away all the fun! Keep it safe and enjoy!