Backyard Safety: Hot Tubs and Swim Spas

Backyard Safety for Hot Tubs and Swim Spas

Backyards are all about fun and recreation! Especially when that backyard features a hot tub or swim spa. A spa can create an opportunity for the entire family and circle of friends to spend quality time with each other. Everyone can create valuable memories together while relaxing in the luxurious water.

To keep the good times coming, it’s important that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. There are a few things that you can do to ensure and encourage safety in your backyard.

Creating a Safe Hot Tub Installation

First thing’s first, your backyard is only as safe as you plan for it to be. While planning for your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub or Hydropool Swim Spa addition, make safety and functionality a factor. Plan for easy access to your hot tub with the help of a backyard deck, stepping stones, patio, or walkway. You might even want to consider installing exterior lighting around your hot tub and entire backyard. This can help prevent users from tripping or falling on their way to the hot tub or house. Keep your hot tub a close distance to your house. In the case of an emergency, users should have quick access to the house, and especially a phone.

Outdoor furniture can have many uses in your backyard. Not only does it promote the entertaining atmosphere of your backyard, but it also provides a place for guests to keep their belongings. This way, things like shoes, bags, or towels aren’t left on the ground – waiting for someone to trip and fall. You should also consider installing a locking cover and steps to your hot tub. A cover can keep small children out of the hot tub while unsupervised, while steps can provide safer access to the spa.

Backyard Rules 101

Now that you’ve taken all the necessary steps to ensure that your Plymouth or Burnsville backyard is as safe as can be, it’s time to encourage your guests to act responsibly. Try creating and maintaining a list of backyard rules. Simply explain the rules to your guests, especially if there are young children around. Some of these rules can include:

  • No running
  • No diving
  • No splashing
  • No yelling
  • Be respectful

You should also monitor the temperature of your spa and how long users are in the spa. Small children should be able to sit comfortably in the hot tub with their shoulders above the water. The temperature should rise no higher than about 100 degrees, and children shouldn’t be in the spa for more than five to ten minutes at a time. Always encourage your guests to drink lots of water and stay hydrated!

For more information about safety guidelines for Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs and Hydropool Swim Spas, contact our experts at Twin City Jacuzzi today.

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