In the cooler months of the year hot tubs are used more often than they are in the summer. If you have a hot tub are you being safe enough in your hot tub? This may be something you immediately say “yes” to. Some hot tub owners ask the swimming pool and hot tub contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas for insight — especially if they are first time owners.
If you’re a parent you have to be vigilant in keeping children safe around the hot tub or spa. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “about 300 children under the age of five-years-old drown in backyard pool accidents annually; additionally, there are another 3,000 children in this age group treated at area hospitals for non-fatal submersion incidents.” Hot tubs require as much diligence in keeping the children safe as the family swimming pool.
Are you being safe enough in your hot tub?
Here are some hot tub safety tips to help prevent any accidents or injuries.
- Cover it with a safety cover when not in use.
- Erect a safety fence
- Use a locking hot tub cover
- Ask your hot tub contractor about additional safety measures
- Add an alarm or other security system to the hot tub space to alert you if someone goes into the area or the water
- When you’re in the hot tub, limit the amount of time children spend in the water to no more than 15 minutes. They can quickly get overheated.
- Everyone in the hot tub needs to stay hydrated
- No one soaks alone
- Don’t drink in the hot tub. We know that a glass of wine in the hot tub is a great way to relax, but alcohol and the heated water are dehydrating and are not a healthy combination
If you need or want additional ways to keep your family safe around and in the hot tub, give us a call. If you don’t yet have a hot tub or spa, we can work with you to make that happen as well!