Seven ways to Improve Hot Tub Safety
A woman was found dead in a hot tub last week in Nevada. No foul play is suspected, it seems that she may have just slipped under the water.
Spas are very relaxing and can sometimes be too relaxing!
It seems to me to be a good time to provide some helpful spa safety tips for spa and hot tub owners.
- If you have a medical conditions, check with a doctor, and invite a buddy to join you. Safety in pairs.
- Hot tubs will increase blood flow and heart rate, so if you have issues with either, be careful.
- Don’t stay in the spa for too long. 30 min max. Get out and cool off every 15 minutes is best or keep tub at lower temp.
- Stay hydrated with water. Booze is not a good mix with hot water. Alcohol hits you quicker in a spa.
- When not using Hot Tub, always place a locking hot tub cover on the hot tub. This will protect you and little ones from harm.
- Never allow children to use the spa or hot tub unsupervised.
- Ensure that your spa drain covers are secured properly to prevent entrapment
I know that these seem like common sense points about hot tub safety yet everyday we see reports of people ingnoring these simple guidelines.