Your hot tub is a great addition to the home giving you years of stress relief and enjoyment.
From the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), drowning is the main hazard associated with hot tubs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recorded more than 800 deaths in spas since 1990. About four in twenty were children under the age of five.
Hot tubs should be covered with a locked safety cover when not in use and children should be kept away unless there is constant adult supervision.
Infants and toddlers should never be in a hot tub. Their thin skin makes them more susceptible to overheating. And of course their control over their bodily functions is nil - say no more.
If a child cannot stand in the tub and have their head entirely above water, they should not be in the hot tub. If they are tall enough, they should not be in the water for more than 5 minutes at a time (with the water temp. at 104).
Everyone, including children, should drink water while they're soaking. If any bather feels sick, dizzy and/or sleepy, they should leave the spa immediately.
Here are some important precautions: