There is nothing quite like the feeling of stepping into your own hot tub after a long day. Or enjoying some down time on the weekend with your family and friends. No matter how you choose to use it, a hot tub is everyone’s own private oasis but it’s always important to remember that safety should always come first.
Whether you are brand new or a seasoned veteran when it comes to hot tub ownership, here are 10 useful reminders of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to hot tub safety so, you can be sure to truly enjoy your hot tub time.
1 – Supervision is Key
No matter what their age, no one should ever use a hot tub without supervision. This rule is especially important when children are using a hot tub. Ensuring you can always see what everyone is doing is the easiest and most effective way to avoid accidents.
2 – Keep the Water Clean
Hot tub water should always be properly balanced, sanitised and free from bacteria. If you are uncertain about hot tub water chemistry and how to test and treat your water please ask us for a copy of our hot tub maintenance guide.
3 – Prepare for Emergencies
Always know where all the electrical switches and circuit breakers are for all the hot tub equipment, as well as knowing how to turn them off in an emergency. It is also not a bad idea to be familiar where the first aid kit is kept.
4 – Keep an Eye on the Weather
There is a danger of electrocution from lightning hitting the water so do not use your hot tub during thunderstorms.
5 – Limit the ‘Party’ Behaviour
While hot tubs can be a great addition to that Sunday BBQ, to stay safe, you should always make sure there is no behaviour that could cause other people to get injured. This means, no running, no pushing and no screaming that could mask a real emergency.
1 – Drink Alcohol
Drinking alcohol before, or during, relaxing in the hot tub can be tempting, but the drinks should always be saved for after your soak. Alcohol increases the risk of passing out and slipping into the water, causing injury or death.
2 – Use Un-breakable Containers
While non-alcoholic drinks and food are okay, just make sure you only use plastic cups and containers that cannot break and fall into the water.
3 – Get too Hot
Hot tub water temperature should be no hotter than 40 degrees Celsius, and if you have children using the water it should be kept at 37 degrees or below.
4 – Use Electric Appliances
To avoid the risk of electric shock always use battery operated appliances around the hot tub, rather than those that connect to the mains.
5 – Leave your Hot Tub Uncovered
Finally, a locking cover is a must when it comes to hot tub ownership. They protect children from danger, save energy and keep leaves and debris out of your water.
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