You purchased your Spa or Hot tub to give you years of enjoyment. But like any kind of water recreation, there are certain precautions which must be followed to minimize the risk of injury.
Properly ventilate the spa. If your spa is inside & inadequately ventilated, some users may experience slight throat & eye irritation. Ventilate it naturally or mechanically with an exhaust fan
Keep your spa water temperature no higher than 104° degrees F. Higher temperatures can place undue strain on the cardiovascular system. Be sure to accurately monitor the temperature.
Persons with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or other cardiovascular conditions should consult their physicians before using a spa.
ALWAYS shower first with soap & water to reduce the likelihood of contaminating the spa water & minimize health risks.
Persons with open sores or any type of infection should not use the spa. The hot water is an ideal environment for spreading infection, especially if sanitizer levels are not properly maintained.
Limit your soak time to no more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Cool off then re-enter if you like. Click here for more information.
Never drink alcoholic beverages before or during spa use. Alcohol can make you drowsy & lead to drowning. Anyone taking medication should consult their physician before using a spa.
Feeling "woosy" or Drowsy? Get out of the spa or hot tub immediately and cool off. DO NOT re-enter the spa until your body cools down to your normal body temperature.
Children must not be permitted to use the spa without adult supervision.
Women who are pregnant should consult their physician before using a spa.
People with long hair must tie it up to prevent the hair from being pulled into the filter & drain.
Handrails & non-slip surfaces will help to minimize the risk of slipping and falling.
Never use any kind of electrical appliance or devise while using the spa.
Never use your spa during sever weather conditions (i.e. electrical storms, tornadoes, etc.)
Never jump or dive into a spa or hot tub. Climb in carefully.
Insist on safe use of the spa & ALL of its equipment.
Ask people to leave if they're unwilling to follow safe behavior.
WARNING: The Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that the water temperature in a spa or tub should not exceed 104°F. Immersion in water in excess of 104°F could be hazardous to your health. Children, aged persons, persons having medical problems, and pregnant women should consult their physicians before using a spa or a hot tub. Spas or hot tubs should not be used by persons under the influence of alcohol or any persons taking medications that cause drowsiness.
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Follow these few, simple guidelines to ensure the safety & well being of you, your family & friends.
Basics: Always read the label. You'll find important information on the proper use, handling & storage of the product you're using. Follow the directions carefully. Pool maintenance products safeguard the health of all spa users. Mishandled, though, these same products are hazardous.
NEVER mix chemicals. Uncontrolled reactions such as fuming, fire or explosion can occur. Add chemicals to the spa water separately & to different parts of the pool.
NEVER overdose your spa. Use the exact amount specified on the label or by one of our trained technicians. Make sure the spa volume is accurate.
NEVER add water to chemicals. Add chemicals to large amounts of water.
NEVER inhale fumes or allow products to get in your eyes, nose or mouth. Turn your face too one side or point the container away from you when opening it. In the event of accidental contact, or if the product is swallowed, follow emergency advice on the product label and call your doctor and/or your local Poison Control Center. The Phone number of the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center is 877-800-5553.
NEVER smoke around chemicals. Some fumes are highly flammable & a lit cigar, cigarette, pipe or match can ignite sanitizers or oxidizers.
NEVER allow children to handle, measure or dispense chemicals.
NEVER interchange measuring spoons or scoops or place wet utensils back into any chemical container.
NEVER store liquids directly above sanitizers or oxidizers: they may accidentally leak & contaminate the packaging and lead to a chemical reaction.
ALWAYS clean up ANY spills as soon as they happen. Dispose the material in a safe manner. Hosing off into the pool can dilute small spills. Never use a vacuum cleaner to clean spills. It's hazardous to throw chemicals into the trash or to put the spilled chemicals into the original container, they have been contaminated! Keep spills away from lawns & landscaping to avoid damage. Follow the label directions!
ALWAYS store chemical products out of the reach of children & in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, away from other household or garden chemicals or petroleum products.
ALWAYS keep chemical containers tightly closed when not in use. When empty, rinse the container thoroughly & dispose. Do not reuse!
ALWAYS brace liquids so they won't tip while being transported in your car. Don't allow chemicals to stay in the trunk for a long period of time. Make the spa store your last stop. Unpack them as soon as you get home.
ALWAYS wear protective equipment as directed on the product's label.
ALWAYS use care when broadcasting powdered products into the spa on windy days to prevent direct contact with your eyes, mouth or skin.
USE COMMON SENSE!
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: DIAL 911