Hot Tub Safety
Hot Tub Safety:
Your new spa will bring you years of relaxation, enjoyment, and family fun. But don't forget that it's always wise to think safety first. Following are some spa safety
recommendations from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Be certain that your hot tub cover is securely locked when the hot tub is not in use. This will keep kids and animals out, and avoid use without your supervision.
- Make sure the hot tub's drain covers are always in place.
- Check your spa's actual temperature before you get into the water. While your control panel may show set or desired temperature, you should know the real water temperature before stepping in. High temperatures can increase drowsiness, and temperatures of 110 degrees Fahrenheit or higher can cause burns. It is recommended that you bathe at temperatures of 104 degrees or lower.
- Know where your spa's GFCI breaker switch is installed, and how to shut off the breaker in case of emergency.
- Have a professional check your hot tub on a regular basis to make sure it is in good, safe working condition and that drain covers are in place.
- Be aware that consuming alcohol or illegal drugs while using a hot tub can lead to drowning.