DC, Maryland & Virginia pool & hot tub contractors share child safety tips when in a hot tub

Spending time in your hot tub with your children is a great way to while away the winter hours and soak away the winter chill with your children. There are safety precautions you need to undertake when spending time with your hot tubchildren as the pool and hot tub contractors from Town & Country Pools explain. The main point is a common sense one:  Just as you’d never leave a child unattended in a bathtub you should never leave a child alone in a hot tub.

The hot water of a hot tub is dehydrating and can be dangerous to a child. Even with the inherent dangers, hot tubs are a great way to relax sore muscles and are even a great way to get a warm water workout. The jets that your hot tub contractor installed in the structure is a great way to allow the heated water to relax muscles and ease tensions.

Don’t keep the water temperature above 104 degrees and be aware that this temperature might be too hot for young children to tolerate and could lead to heatstroke and loss of consciousness.

Having a hot tub cover for your hot tub is a great way to prevent your child from falling in but these should not be considered a foolproof method of protecting your children. Purchase a hot tub cover from a contractor in DC, Maryland or Virginia at the same time you purchase the hot tub or spa.

Ask your contractor for advice on safety measure for the drains in the hot tub as they could also pose a hazard for young children if their hair gets caught.

Child proof the hot tub and use common sense when spending time together there and it will be a great place to spend fun family time together during the off-season in your pool.