Spa Safety Considerations
Consider Safety When Planning
If you plan to install a spa in your backyard it is important to investigate safety before you buy or build. Spas are an enjoyable and fun way to relax, and are totally safe when used responsibly.
Use Lockable Safety Covers
Spa covers decrease the possibility of accidental drowning. By using your lockable spa cover, the chances of accidental drowning fall sharply. Don't forget to cover your spa between sessions, using a lockable spa cover. A lockable spa cover is the first line of defense against small children finding their way into the water.
Install Fences with Locked Gates
For Swim Spas we recommend a fence to prevent unauthorized access to the spa. Fence/gate alarms can also help to prevent unauthorised entry.
Follow Basic Spa Safety
- Babies should not be taken into in hot spas. Baby bodies can heat to unsafe temperatures, and they can’t communicate their discomfort.
- Never jump or dive into a spa
- Never exceed 40 degrees celsius in your hot tub. Temperatures exceeding 42 degrees celsius can potentially lead to heat stroke. Also keep in mind that your age and health can also change the safe temperature zone.
- Don't forget to ease yourself out of your spa after longer spa sessions. Your body has been in a deep state of tranquility, so mind your motor skills when getting out.
- Don't forget to cover your spa between sessions, using it's lockable spa cover. A lockable spa cover is the first line of defense against small children finding their way into the water. You might also consider installing a pool fence around the spa area to further restrict access.