Safety Of Hot Tub
It has become more popular to have a Jacuzzi / Spa in your own garden over the last 15 years, so safety agencies in the United Kingdom, European Union, United States and Canada have come up with some standards to ensure the safety of hot tubs.
There should be standardized safety tips for using hot tubs since more adults and children use them regularly
Being able to relax in warm water in a hot tub is a very pleasurable experience. People who follow the basic safety tips for hot tubs will have a pleasurable and safe experience
Hot tub safety tips include the following:
Make sure the spa has dual drains and drain covers as required by current safety standards.
Make sure your hot tub or spa is in good, safe working condition and that drain covers are in place and not cracked or missing on a regular basis by having a professional check it out.
Throughout the year, check the drain covers yourself.
In case of an emergency, you should know where your pump’s cut-off switch is located.
You should be aware that consuming alcohol while using a spa could lead to drowning.
Make sure that the water in the spa does not exceed 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the spa is not being used, it should be covered with a locked safety cover.
If there is no constant adult supervision, keep young children away from spas or hot tubs.
It is mandatory for all commercial hot tubs found in hotels, gyms, and health clubs to post a complete list of safety points next to the hot tubs for users to read.
Even though this is not required for home use, it is recommended that you explain all the rules to any guest who may use your hot tub.
As a result of the new regulations, the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) was formed to ensure all manufacturers and suppliers adhere to the highest standards when offering their products to the general public and explain the safety concerns clearly. Some companies are not affiliated with BISHTA and do not offer the correct safety advice. It is there for suggested that if you are considering purchasing any hot tubs
or hot tub chemicals you buy them from a business that is part of BISTHA to ensure you get accurate safe advice.
Recently there has been more awareness about legionnaires disease in hot tubs, even thought there have not been many case with legionnaires disease in hot tubs it is still the need to be aware of it and how to look after you hot tub.