Now that summer is in full swing, we know that you, your family, and your friends are going to spending all the time you can in your hot tub. However, before you all jump in for a nice evening in the jacuzzi, it is important to familiarize yourself with some important hot tub safety guidelines. Following these guidelines will do much more than simply prevent a hot tub repair, it will help keep you, your family, and your friends in Mesa safe.
Water Needs To Be At a Safe Temperature
The water temperature in your hot tub should never be kept warmer than 104 degrees Fahrenheit. 100 degrees is considered to be a safe temperature for healthy adults, however, anything over 104 degrees can put stress on your cardiovascular system and is not considered to be safe. If your kids are going to be using the hot tub, you may want to consider keeping it at a lower temperature as their heat tolerance is not as high as yours.
Avoid the Hot Tub If You Have a Cut
Hot tubs are the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria, especially if the water is not properly sanitized or maintained. For this reason, it is important to avoid getting into the hot tub if you have any open sores or cuts. Exposure to dirty water and lead to an infection so, it is best to wait until your cut or sore is fully healed. this is especially important for kiddos as they always seem to be covered in cuts and scrapes from their latest adventures.
Don’t Drink Alcohol While You’re In the Hot Tub
Sorry to disappoint, but drinking alcohol while soaking in the jacuzzi is not recommended. We see this being done all of the time, whether it is by one of our friends or family members, however, physicians strongly discourage this behavior. Not only can consuming large amounts of alcohol in the hot tub lead to severe dehydration, but it can also lead to heat exhaustion and can even cause you to pass out while in the tub.