Express Poolcare swimming pool service contractors offer hot tub safety tips
The best time of year to use a hot tub in Goodyear or Laveen, Arizona is in the winter months. The days are cool, the nights are cooler and sinking below the surface of the bubbling, heated water of a hot tub is a luxury beyond compare. If you have a hot tub or spa and work with the swimming pool and hot tub service contractors from Express Poolcare you understand the necessity of keeping the hot tub water clean — just as you keep your pool water clean. Keep in mind though that bacteria may grow more quickly in a hot tub because of the heated water.
If you’ve ever wondered if there is a limit to the number of glasses of wine or other alcoholic beverages you should have while soaking or whether there’s a limit on how long you should be in the water or if it’s safe for your children, here are tips for safety in and around the hot tub.
If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or any cardiovascular conditions you should talk with your physician before they spend time in a hot tub or spa. If you’re pregnant, you will also need to speak with your doctor before spending time in a spa.
Take a shower and use soap and water before you dip into the hot tub. This will cut back on the likelihood you will contaminate the spa water. Any bacteria you bring into the hot tub will you will multiply because of the heat.
You will need adequate ventilation for your spa or hot tub. If you don’t, your spa users could have eye irritation or sore throats from the heat, humidity and chemical evaporation. You can install an exhaust fan to ventilate the area. A hot tub that is out of doors will not have to deal with this issue.
Your soaking time in the hot tub should be no more than 20 minutes. If you reach the limit but still feel you want to go back in and work on relaxing your muscles, take some time to cool off before going back in. You should limit the amount of time that children soak to 10 minute increments.
When you’re soaking in a hot tub, you should not consume alcoholic beverages. The heat, combined with the alcohol can make you drowsy and lead to drowning. If you are taking medication, ask your doctor before you take a dip in a hot tub.
If you have long hair, you need to tie it up or put it in a pony tail so that it doesn’t get caught in the jets or drains.
Your or spa should be equipped with handrails to make it safe when you are getting in and out of the water. Enter the pool using the steps. Sitting on the edge and slipping in that way can lead to damage of the sides of the structure.