One of the great pleasures in life is slipping into a relaxing hot tub at the end of a long day and feeling all that stress just melt away into the churning water. In addition to relaxation, hot tubs have many other health benefits. However, there can be some concern about the potential dangers of hot tubs. This raises the question, are hot tubs safe?
According to a National Institutes of Health study, 81,597 people suffered injuries in hot tubs that resulted in trips to the emergency room between 1990 and 2007. The most cited cause of injuries was slipping. A major contribution to the rise in the number of accidents was the rise in hot tub ownership over the same period. To address this main cause of hot tub accidents, manufacturers offer anti-slip surfaces and steps to make getting in and out of hot tubs easier and safer. Your hot tub dealer can offer additional safety features.
Another concern about the safety of hot tubs is heat exposure. This is especially a concern for pregnant women. To avoid a condition known as hyperthermia, the Mayo Clinic recommends pregnant women limit their time in a hot tub to under 10 minutes and to stay away from inlets that deliver newly heated water to the hot tub.
Finally, maintenance is important for enjoying your hot tub and keeping it safe. By staying up to date on your hot tubs chemicals, water care, and maintenance, you can avoid health issues associated with contaminated water.
How to Ensure Your Hot Tub is Safe
By taking safety precautions into consideration each time you get into your hot tub, and by working with your hot tub dealer when you purchase it to get the features and information you need, you can help ensure that your hot tub is safe. The relaxation and health benefits like sweating out toxins make the experience wonderful. Keeping it safe is a key part of enjoying your hot tub.
Contact Aqua Rec with any safety questions you might have or to order your new hot tub today.