Backyard Water Safety Tips You Need to Know
If you own an outdoor hot tub, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to ensure that it’s safe for all to enjoy. Not only will the maintenance of a safe and clean hot tub installation prevent accidents from happening, it will also set you at ease so that you can better enjoy your hot tub and outdoor living space.
If you want to enhance the safety of your outdoor spa installation, take note of the following steps!
1. Safety Cover
Improve the safety of your outdoor hot tub installation by investing in a hot tub cover. These covers offer modern features, such as durable materials, swift locking mechanisms, easy-to-use lifters, and added insulation.
Due to the higher-quality materials and added insulation, these covers are good for just more than keeping children, wildlife, dirt and debris out of the water, but for keeping the heat trapped inside of the spa. This can help maintain the temperature inside of the spa, reducing additional costs to further heat the water.
2. Backyard Rules
To maintain a safe and functional backyard, there are some rules that you can instill.
· No swimming if you are sick or feeling unwell
· Don’t swallow the hot tub water
· Shower before entering the hot tub
· Consult a physician if you are pregnant and you want to use the hot tub
· Turn on a light if you want to swim at night
· Always supervise children in the water
· No yelling, jumping, roughhousing or splashing
To enforce these rules, try printing them out and hanging them in the backyard. You can even make a fun craft out of it, painting the rules onto a wooden board and accessorizing it accordingly to match your backyard.
3. Keep the Water Clean
The cleanliness of the water in your hot tub is of high priority. If the water isn’t kept clean, it can lead to skin irritations, infections, and damage to various components of the hot tub. Some clear-cut signs that your hot tub water is unsanitary and needs to be cleaned include murky, cloudy, foamy, or odourous water.
If you suspect that your hot tub water is dirty and needs to be maintained, we recommend speaking with an expert at your local hot tub store. We have a strong team of hot tub technicians that can help you determine exactly what your hot tub needs to get back to normal, and what you can do long-term to ensure that the water remains sparkling and clean.
For more information about cleaning your hot tub, take a look at this article found in our online blog section. To schedule hot tub service or water testing in Manitoba, contact our team of technicians at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba. One of our experts would be more than happy to visit your home, test the water, and inspect your hot tub to determine the root of the issue and treat it accordingly. So, you can get back to enjoying your hot tub while we take care of the rest!