on April 9, 2013 in Care & Maintenance
As the hot tub owner – you are responsible for the safety of anyone who uses your ThermoSpa.
Check your home owner’s policy to see if it covers occasional guests who use your hot tub, because if something happens – you are liable.
But don’t let that take away all the fun!
You can provide a safe environment for you and your guests by following some basic safety guidelines:
- House rules. Make a clear list of guidelines and clearly communicate them 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. 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. Understand that alcohol and other medications greatly increase the chance of hyperthermia – the opposite of hypothermia. This occurs when the internal body temperature reaches several degrees above the normal temperature of 98.6 degrees.
- Ventilate indoor hot tub installations as vapors carrying un-sanitized bacteria may fill up the enclosed air space and cause ‘Hot Tub Lung’.
- Stay out of the hot tub during rainstorms and lightening because of the chance of electrocution.
- Glass. Don’t do it, ever. Trust us.
- Guest showers with soap before dipping into the spa. Don’t be afraid to ask for this – it’s basic hot tub etiquette.
- Cloudy Water = Do Not Enter. This type of water can cause skin infections. Call us if your water is cloudy.
- Prevent skin infections. The last thing you want your house to be known for is spreading a funky skin infection. Most of these infections are easily treated but it’s always good idea to keep your chemicals balanced and the spa correctly sanitized.
- Ban street clothes from being worn in the spa. Clothes can bring bacteria with them. Use a bathing suit or nothing – the choice is yours!
- Hot tub temperature – monitor it 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.
- Have fun! ThermoSpas hot tubs are designed to improve your life, not give you headaches. So keep it simple, keep it safe, and enjoy.
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