Hot tub safety is a factor that usually gets overlooked when people purchase hot tubs for recreational use. However, there are a few dangers that could take place while using a hot tub. If you already own a hot tub or are looking into purchasing one, this article will acquaint you with the possible dangers that you can prevent.
If you have children or know that children will be around while a hot tub is in use, be sure that they are never unattended. Drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children. To avoid drowning, always be cautious and attentive of children and have them supervised by an adult.
Length of Hot Tub Use.
Hot tubs are meant to induce relaxation, which can sometimes make users confused about how long they’ve been in the hot tub/ how long they should stay in. Although the feeling is warm and comforting, do not stay in a hot tub for extended periods of time. Not only can this cause dizziness, light-headedness, and confusion upon exiting the hot tub but there is also a greater chance of a user falling asleep and potentially drowning if they stay in for too long.
The function of a hot tub is for water to be drained from the bottom of the pool, circulate through heating units, and be brought back into the hot tub. These drains are very powerful and have caused body parts to be sucked into them, holding a person under water. In the event of body entrapment, be sure to know where the emergency cut-off switch is located and remove body part immediately.
Hair entanglement is similar to body entrapment where long hair, instead of body parts, gets trapped in a drain or suction in the hot tub. This can cause the person to be held underwater and potentially drown. If hair gets entangled or trapped, follow the same procedure as body entrapment.
As with all activities, when it comes to enjoying a hot tub, health and safety should be everyone’s highest priority. It doesn’t take much more than common sense to ensure safety in a hot tub. Now that you know the potential dangers of hot tubs, prepare yourself and others for them and enjoy hot tubs safely and responsibly.
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