Fort Worth, Texas hot tub contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas explain how to be safe in the hot tub. Swimming pool safety tips abound, but you may wonder what extra steps you need to make when you’re in the hot tub. There are many similiarities to swimming pool safety, but there are some differences as well.

How to be safe in the hot tub

If you’re new to hot tub ownership, share these tips with your family. If you’ve had a hot tub for some time now, you can use these tips as a refresher for hot tub safety with friends and family.

  1. Never soak alone. Just as you’d never swim in the pool alone, you don’t want to be in the hot tub alone.
  2. The hot tub should be covered when it’s not in use. This is a safety measure to keep anyone from falling in, but it serves a dual purpose to help trap the warmed water — this will save money on operating costs.
  3. Resist the urge to jump into the hot tub in your street clothes. If you do that, chances are you will be taking in electronics and jewelry and other items that will either be damaged or will damage your hot tub.
  4. Drink water while you’re in the hot tub. The heat from the water is dehydrating and that can make you lightheaded. Avoid alcohol which is also dehydrating and can be harmful.
  5. Water temperature matters. The ideal temperature for the hot tub water is between 100 and 105 F. Limit soak time to thirty minutes or fewer at a time. Children shouldn’t soak more than 10 minutes and the water temperature that is safest for them is no higher than 95 F.

Ask us for advice and more information on hot tub safety. Enjoy your time in the hot tub and be safe!