Love Your New Jacuzzi? Here is How to Use it Safely
A new hot tub is a fantastic addition to the home that provides hours of fun with family and friends. A Jacuzzi is also a great way to relax after a long, stressful day at work or intense workout. Powerful jets skilfully massage muscles, while warm water promotes blood flow and reduces inflammation. There is no doubt that this popular activity not only adds an element of luxury and leisure to one’s life, but ultimately improves the user’s health too. If you have recently purchased a new hot tub and want to know how to get your money’s worth while using it safely, below we discuss some factors to consider.
As with any product, minimising user risk is essential. While a Jacuzzi is not in and of itself dangerous, misusing the product and failure to maintain it may create unnecessary hazards. Here, we look at how to enjoy your hot tub safely and keep it running for years to come.
Keep Your Hot Tub Clean
Whether a corner tub in the bathroom or a Jacuzzi outdoors, products exposed to water and pollutants will develop scum. A spa bath with surface-mounted weirs or skimmer fitted at water level will help to prevent scum lines by cleansing the water of impurities, such as oil. It is recommended that you clean your hot tub weekly with a sponge. Fully draining the Jacuzzi and cleaning it thoroughly should happen at least every three to four months (or more depending upon usage). Make sure that when purchasing your chosen spa bath, you consult with the suppliers to find out more about sanitisers, filter cleaning chemicals, and balancing the water’s pH balance. In this way, you can prevent any bacterial growth and infections.
Consult Your Doctor Before Use
Spa baths offer several benefits to individuals who struggle with chronic pain, inflammation, blood circulation issues, and conditions, such as arthritis. Muscle fatigue and strain can also benefit from the massaging effect the jets produce against the skin. Before using a Jacuzzi, however, it is important to consult your general practitioner about whether or not it is safe for you. Pregnant women and people with heart conditions should avoid spending too much time immersed in such warm water due to the health risks involved.
Overcrowding in the structure comes with a few risks. Firstly, when strained enough, the shell may face damage, causing someone to get hurt. Too many people in the heated water simultaneously also increases the risk of water pollutants and contamination. Never exceed the maximum number of users suggested in the product’s guide.
Don’t Soak Too Long
While it may be tempting to spend hours in the warm water and even doze off, prolonged exposure to hot water is risky — heat-related problems, such as feeling faint, nausea, and even passing out increase the risk of drowning. To avoid overheating and dehydrating, sip water occasionally, and never spend more than ten minutes in hot water.
Keep the Surrounding Area Dry
Where you place your Jacuzzi is important, as this area can create a few hazards. Floors that become slippery, while wet increase the risk of falling and injury. Be sure to keep this area dry and move carefully around the Jacuzzi when it is not in use.
Supervise Children and Pets
As with any water, children and animals should be supervised when near a spa bath. While not in use, try to restrict access to the hot tub with a cover or fencing. It is important to remember that accidents can and do happen in split seconds. Children also overheat far quicker than adults, so if your child is using the Jacuzzi, monitor them carefully.
The best way to keep your product working without a hitch for years to come is to keep it clean and ensure each part is maintained. Ask your supplier about available maintenance teams and services that can help to prolong the product’s life.
If you are still looking to purchase a luxury spa bath or wish to replace an old one, then have a look at our modern range of models created to blend in with your home’s aesthetic seamlessly. Our 40-year-old company also runs full-time servicing and maintenance teams who will gladly assist you with your new investment. All that’s left is for you to sit back and relax.