A hot tub brings you relaxation and offers a great place to entertain. Many people forget that hot tubs are a big responsibility just like pools and you need to make sure they are safe for use. There are a number of important factors to remember when it comes to keeping your hot tub safe and protecting your loved ones from drowning. The water may not be as deep but accidents can still happen so you need to be prepared.
How to Make Sure your Hot Tub is Safe
- The Right Water: It is also important to make sure the water and equipment is safe. The sanitizer and water ratio must always be balanced to keep the water free from harmful microorganisms that can cause health problems. You also need the alkalinity of the water to be tested regularly and kept within the right range to prevent problems and bacteria growth.
- Watch the Heat: The temperature of your hot tub water is also important, and the maximum safe temperature for adults is 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Young children should only be allowed in the water if the temperature is lowered to 95 degrees. Like infants and babies, individuals with any serious illness like heart disease or blood pressure issues should also not be allowed into the hot tub.
- Keep it Clean: Cleaning the hot tub is critical, so make sure you have the right chemicals. Keep all cleaning chemicals in a locked location away from the hot tub so children and animals cannot get access. They also need to be kept out of direct sunlight and always follow the instructions and storage labels carefully before using.
- Get a fence: Having a fence around your hot tub can protect from drowning. Your hot tub likely has a cover, but this can easily be removed. Fencing protects your loved ones and installing a self-latching gate will keep your loved ones and pets away from the hot tub just in case the lid gets left off.
A hot tub is the ideal great place to relax after a long day at work and even entertain friends, but it is also a big responsibility. Protect your loved ones and ensure that the water is safe to use at all times. Follow these tips closely and you can be assured that your hot tub will be safe for use and your loved ones will be safe. Call us today and we can help you find the right fencing and tools you need to keep your hot tub safe and enjoyable.