October 15th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Hot Tub Safety

While we all love letting our stresses melt away while we relax in our spa or hot tub, there are still some things to remember to keep your experience worry free.

  • Maintain: always maintain sanitizer and water balance. Make sure the chemical levels are correct and that you are shocking your pool properly and as often as you need to.
  • Supplies: your chemicals, additives, and cleaning compounds are best stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated location—away from sunlight and out of reach of children.
  • Know your limits: hot water amplifies the effects of alcohol and certain drugs, resulting in a dangerous and unsafe environment. Consult your doctor regarding the use of prescription drugs and consider a chilled soft drink or mineral water instead of alcohol while relaxing in your hot tub.
  • Not too hot: the National Spa and Pool Institute considers 104°F to be the maximum safe water temperature for adults, and modern spas are normally set at the factory not to exceed that limit.
  • Children and Infants: never, ever, ever, allow your child to be in the hot tub alone. Not even for a few seconds! Remember to slowly introduce them to the water as well to alleviate fear and discomfort.

For more information, contact the pros at PoguePoolSpa.com.

Hot Tub Safety