Imagine ending a tiring day with a relaxing spa, right at home!

While the idea of a home spa is indeed an exciting one, you must ensure that you’re ready to commit to a hot tub in the backyard. From planning where to get it constructed to figuring out whether it is safe for use by all the family members- there’s a lot of research to do!

How Safe are Hot Tubs

We’ve curated this brief guide on “Spas & Hot Tubs: How Safe Are They?” So, let’s answer your question!

Things To Keep In Mind Before Installing A Spa/Hot Tub At Home

Hot Tub in Timber Deck

1. Safety

When choosing a hot tub design and the area for installation, ask yourself if it’ll be safe to get into the tub, especially since you’ll be barefoot. We recommend opting for something with shorter edges installed in-ground. A hot tub equipped with a locking cover and automatic shut-off will further enhance its safety.

2. Privacy

Although a hot tub is small enough to be discreet, you can mark out its dimensions on the desired area and check its visibility from different vantage points. Other than that, you can also install a fence around the hot tub for more privacy. In fact, according to the building codes in some areas, a fence is a must.

3. Children Or Pets

Like a swimming pool, a spa can be dangerous for children and pets if they are unsupervised. Be sure the spa can be secured and not accessible without an adult. Again, you can do this by installing a fence or purchasing a hot tub with a locking system.

Spas And Hot Tubs: Safety Tips

Hot Tub Lid Lifting

1. Consult A Medical Professional

The first step is to talk to a doctor if you are pregnant, suffering from an underlying medical condition, or want to stay cautious. After all, prevention is better than cure!

2. Lower The Temperature, Limit The Time

Keep the water warm but not piping hot. Try not to go over 37-40 degrees °C, especially if you have heart disease or any other major health issue.

Also, do not stay in for more than 10 minutes to avoid feeling dizzy, dehydrated, etc.

3. Stay Hydrated

Drink lots of water before and after a hot tub spa and try to keep a water bottle handy during the session. This way, you can keep your body cool and well hydrated throughout.

4. Take A Bath Right After

Clean your body with soap and water as soon as you get out of the hot tub. This is especially important if you use a public tub.

5. Stay Away From The Heat Source

Ensure that you don’t sit too close to the heat source of the spa. Keep the upper portion of your body and your head out of the water.

6. Keep It Clean

A hot tub can accumulate dirt and debris without regular maintenance, including harmful bacteria. Follow the instructions you provide when installing the spa by using the correct chemicals and keeping it clean of any contaminants.

Understanding Hot Tub Safety

Hydrotherapy is an age-old practice known to relieve stress and body pain, improve blood flow, and improve sleep.

As long as you follow these steps and any safety measures from the hot tub manufacturer, you can enjoy your new addition for years to come. Remember to maintain your spa regularly to keep it free from debris and bacteria.

For any spa maintenance, installation or servicing in Sydney, please speak to the team at The Pool Co. We are professional builders specialising in high-quality custom pools and spas.

We hope this guide helped clear up the question. Until next time!

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