Knoxville, Tennessee swimming pool and hot tub contractors offer hot tub safety tips for the children
Relaxing in a hot tub or spa is a family-friendly event if you take some precautions with the children. The adults in the house need to set limits and adhere to some safety rules to keep the younger members of the family from harm and from suffering dehydration.
- Hot tub contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxviville, Tennessee explain that constant supervision is a must around your hot tub or spa — just as it is around your swimming pool.
- There should also be a “no running” or rough-housing rule. If water splashes out, it will make the area slippery and dangerous. not only can a child — or even an adult — slip and fall and get injured on the deck, but they could fall into the pool or hot tub, hit their head and drown. In addition to knowing the rules of the water you need to work with your child to make certain they can get out of the water without assistance. Show them where the ladder is in the swimming pool or how to cling to the side until help arrives. In a hot tub, make certain they know to stand on the seats as a way to keep their heads above water. Again, though a child, or even an adult, should never be in the water alone and unsupervised.
- You should limit the amount of time the children spend in the water because the heated water can be dehydrating.
When the hot tub is not in use and no adults are around it should be covered and the cover locked tightly. A cover is a safety precaution to keep curious children from falling in and drowning – in addition to keeping the water clean and debris-free. You should never purchase a spa without purchasing a cover at the same time.