Fort Worth, Texas hot tub contractors explain hot tub safety tips
When it comes to swimming pools, owners understand the importance of setting rules such as no running on the deck or having glass items poolside or even never swimming alone, but when it comes to hot tubs, many owners don’t consider the following safety tips for hot tub ownership and use.
The swimming pool and hot tub contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas offer these tips for long-term and new hot tub or spa owners:
- Don’t use the hot tub alone. Just as you’d never swim alone, you should never use the hot tub or spa alone.
- Keep the hot tub covered when not in use. A hot tub cover will keep the warm water trapped in and will also help save on your utility bills. The hot tub cover will also act as a layer of safety to keep pets or wildlife from falling in.
- Make certain you remove earrings electronics and other items from your pockets before getting into the hot tub. Keep drinking glasses and food out of the hot tub. Remember, you’re in the hot tub to relax, not to text or surf the Internet on your smartphone!
- If you have long hair, put it up in a clip or a ponytail to keep it from getting tangled in a drain cover. This will also keep hairspray out of the water as well.
- Keep the hot tub water at a temperature between 100 and 105 F. Also, limit soaking time to fewer than 30 minutes; children should soak no longer than 10 minutes. If you are going to have children in the hot tub you may want to lower the temperature to no higher than 95 F. Remember, too that the heat from a hot tub can be dehydrating so have a bottle of water next to the hot tub so you can sip while you soak — remember no glass items in the hot tub!
If you have any questions about how to properly maintain your hot tub or spa, give us a call. Also, if you are a new hot tub or spa owner and are in the market this year, you will want to begin your research by stopping by our showroom.