Hot Tub Safety
Spending time in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can provide endless enjoyment for the entire family. Especially with a gorgeous hot tub installation, who wouldn’t want to spend quality time together in your backyard paradise? That’s why it’s so important to take safety precautions when it comes to entertaining guests in your backyard. A few simple steps can help to improve the safety and functionality of your Calgary property and hot tub installation.
Children in the Hot Tub
Relaxing in the heat of the jet-driven water within a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can be very beneficial to your health. You can take this time to relax, while your stress and tension seems to merely fade away. The same can be said for bringing children into the hot tub. Kids can also enjoy the healing properties of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, while spending time with friends and family. With any family activity, taking the necessary steps to ensure safety is extremely important.
You should have a set of standard rules for children to follow while in the hot tub. They can include:
- No yelling/screaming
- No splashing
- No jumping
- No diving
- No running
It can be beneficial to discuss these rules to ensure that children understand how to behave in and around the water. Get to know your swimmers, ask them how comfortable they are within the water and if they can swim. Regardless, there should always be adequate adult supervision. At least one adult should always supervise the children, with no distractions like cooking or yard work.
Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs have capacity limitations and recommendations for safe use. You can create a safe environment by knowing how many adults and children can occupy the hot tub before it becomes a safety concern. Discuss these recommendations with a Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs specialist at Relax Hot Tubs & Patio to learn more about safely using your hot tub.
Keeping Your Hot Tub Clean
Keeping the water in your hot tub sanitary can help to ensure the best health and overall safety of all hot tub users. Hot tubs are maintained at the perfect temperature for mold, bacteria and other organisms to grow. Cleaning and maintaining your hot tub regularly can help to ensure the water is clean and safe for use.
Unsanitary hot tub water can lead to:
- Irritated skin
- Bacterial infections
Following an in-depth routine cleaning schedule can help to keep your hot tub sanitary and maximize performance. Your schedule should include: regular chemical treatments, monthly cleaning, draining 3-4 times a year, cleaning filters, and cleaning the hot tub cover. Marking down the cleaning schedule on a calendar or scheduling reminders on a mobile device can help you stay on track. If you don’t know how to clean your hot tub, refer to the online resources or contact an expert.
A Safe Backyard Environment
Your hot tub installation is only as safe as the entire backyard. Accidents happen, which is why you should always be prepared. Keeping the necessary safety equipment nearby can prove to be beneficial in the case of an emergency.
Lifesaving equipment to keep nearby can include:
- Floatation devices
- Emergency numbers
- First aid kit
Always keep a mobile or house phone nearby while you’re entertaining in your backyard and using the hot tub. You and your loved ones may also benefit from first aid training or swimming lessons.
Keep a designated area for towels and personal belongings while in the backyard. This can help to eliminate clutter on the ground which can become a tripping hazard. If you plan on using your backyard and hot tub at night, installing exterior lighting could enhance the safety of your property.
If you have any questions or concerns about safely using your hot tub, ask an expert. Contact us at Relax Hot Tubs & Patio today to learn more about your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. We have a wide variety of products, services, and hot tubs for sale in Calgary.