Are hot tubs safe?

Posted by Tom Smith

Are hot tubs safe to use

Hot tubs are a fantastic item to own, and there are so many hot tub benefits to consider. Of course, they should be used safely to ensure maximum enjoyment. In this blog, we’re answering the question, are hot tubs safe?

Hot tubs can be used all year round with good care and maintenance. Caring for a hot tub might seem a little daunting at first, but as you get used to the process, it gets much easier.

Purchasing a home hot tub from Grizzly Bear Hot Tubs means you’ll have access to water care advice and support. Our online shop has everything you need to take care of your new luxury spa. In addition to advice, we also offer hot tub servicing to ensure your hot tub is kept in great working order.

Are hot tubs sanitary?

The cleanliness of a hot tub relies on the owner. To ensure that your hot tub remains clean, you must empty and refill it approximately four times per year. In addition, you should test the water regularly and after re-filling the spa.

The filter is responsible for maintaining a clean hot tub by keeping dirt and debris out of the spa water. For the filter to work efficiently, it will need rinsing and cleaning every so often. You must turn off the spa before removing the filter. After rinsing, dry the filter out completely before replacing it.

Occasionally, spa filters can become torn. If you notice that your filter is ripped, you should order a replacement. Your spa filter will not work effectively if it’s not in good condition.

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Are hot tubs safe during pregnancy?

Pregnant women are usually advised to avoid using hot tubs and spas. There are a few reasons for this. The main reason is that hot tubs increase body temperature, which can lead to overheating. Overheating can occur if you have the water too hot, and it can lead to lightheadedness. When anybody is using a hot tub, the water should be set to between 37 and 40 degrees Celsius. This is the ideal temperature for a hot tub.

Pregnancy hormones can cause women to have a heightened body temperature. This means that when using a hot tub, pregnant women can be more prone to overheating. With all of this in mind, it’s best to avoid hot tubs during pregnancy.

Who should not use a hot tub

Most healthy adults can use a hot tub safely. If you do have a health condition, it may be best to speak to your doctor before purchasing a spa. The doctor can give you the most accurate advice based on your condition and hot tub use.

Any children under two years of age should not be using a hot tub. This is due to the risk of overheating. Any children over this age should always be accompanied by an adult when around a hot tub spa to reduce the risk of hot tub-related injuries. It’s best to wait until your child has grown taller to allow them to sit inside a hot tub. Even after this, you should always supervise a child in a hot tub.

Consult your doctor if you believe there’s a chance that a hot tub may not be safe for you. This allows them to assess any health risks or medication you are taking. Hot tub users may also notice changes to their blood pressure after using a tub, so it’s always best to check.

What are the benefits of soaking in hot water?

Pain relief

A hot tub may alleviate some of your symptoms. For example, those who suffer with arthritis can sometimes find that joint inflammation feels reduced after spending some time in a warm hot tub.

Tight muscles

You may experience muscle aches for various reasons. One reason could be due to exercising. The combination of water jets and warm water can help to ease muscle pains and help to promote relaxation. Feeling more relaxed comes with its own benefits, including better sleep.

hot tub safety tips

Hot tub safety tips

A lot of what makes a hot tub safe to use relies on you, as the owner, to make sure everything is in good working order. You should also ensure that your spa is in a safe location in the garden. Here are our top tips for hot tub safety.

Test the water regularly

Testing the water in your spa is important and couldn’t be easier with our testing strips. We have chlorine spa testing strips, and bromine spa testing strips available.

When testing the hot tub water, you may find that some chemicals are out of balance. If this happens, you may need to add more chemicals. After adding new chemicals, you must wait before testing the water again. It’s very important that you re-test the water.

In addition to chlorine or bromine, you will test the pH levels and water hardness. Depending on the results of your tests, you may need to add more chemicals to the hot tub water.

You can find all of the water chemicals you need for your spa on our online shop.

Plan your spa location

If you haven’t purchased your luxury spa yet, it’s worth thinking about where might be best to place it. You will need to consider your spa’s electrical requirements and ensure that it is placed on a level surface.

Many people choose to have their spa closer to the house, so there is less chance of slipping or getting too cold. Looking for a hard-shell hot tub? We can help!

Use a good-quality cover

All of our spas come with a high-quality hot tub cover included. It’s important to ensure that the spa cover is fitted correctly. This can help to keep your hot tub water clean and prevent the risk of accidents.

Without using a cover, debris and dirt may find themselves inside your hot tub more often. Check your cover regularly to ensure there are no splits in it.

Showering before use

Ensuring that you and other hot tub users take a shower before entering a spa can help to keep your hot tub clean. Showering means reducing the risk of sweat, deodorant and other things from entering the spa. Guests should also ensure that they wear a clean bathing suit.

You should also shower after using a hot tub to reduce the risk of skin irritation from water chemicals. This is important regardless of whether you have sensitive skin or not. Allowing chemicals to sit on the skin may cause irritation.

Don’t spend too long inside a hot tub

While the risks of overheating are higher for some people, anyone using a hot tub should ensure that they are mindful of the time spent inside. On average, you should spend around 30 minutes inside a hot tub before taking a break to avoid overheating.

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is important all the time, but even more so when relaxing inside a hot tub. If your hot tub water temperature is too high, you may begin sweating and start to feel dehydrated. Drink plenty of water before and after using a spa.

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Are hot tubs safe to use?

Yes! Hot tubs are generally safe for most people to use. Maintaining water care and cleanliness is one of the most important ways to ensure hot tub safety. Keeping the hot tub clean helps to reduce the risk of bacteria growing and causing infections.

Other ways to promote hot tub safety include maintaining an appropriate hot tub temperature, not soaking for too long and checking with your doctor before purchasing your new spa. Hot tubs are a fantastic investment with so many benefits!

Are you considering buying your own luxury American hot tub? Feel free to contact us for any advice on hot tubs for sale in Glasgow; our friendly team are always happy to help.