Hot Tub Safety

Your safety is of the utmost importance. Please be informed about safe hot tub practices because serious injuries and even death can result from improper or unsafe use. Please read the following to help ensure you, your family and friends, all have a safe and enjoyable hot tub experience.


Soaking in a hot tub can be a wonderful relaxing feeling. Hot water can sooth achy muscles or help you relax after a long day. Still, there are health risks to be aware of: People with heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, any serious illness, and pregnant women should not enter a hot tub. People with skin, ear, genital, or other body infections should not enter the hot tub because the hot water can increase the possibility of spreading the infection.


Never allow anyone who has been drinking alcohol or using any kinds of drugs (prescribed or illegal) to enter the hot tub. Alcohol in your blood stream and soaking in the Hot Tub can be very dangerous. There are extreme dangers of combined alcohol consumption and hot water soaking, drowning due to loss of consciousness and heart attack or injury due to passing out or falling. Like with alcohol, the combined use of certain drugs and medications and soaking in a hot tub can be dangerous. Never use a hot tub after using narcotics or other drugs that may cause sleepiness, drowsiness, or raise or lower blood pressure as drowning can occur. With any drug or medication, consult your doctor about potential harmful
effects from combined drug use and hot water soaking.


Do not try to adjust or touch equipment such as pumps, heaters, or other equipment associated with the hot tub.


Establish an area away from the hot tub for food and drinks to prevent accidental slips or falls caused by spills near the hot tub and also to prevent polluting the water in your tub.


It is most likely that you or your guests will be barefoot while in and near the hot tub. Never use glass anywhere near the hot tub. Broken glass is invisible in water; it is unsafe and extremely difficult to get out of the water circulation system.


When you are using the hot tub at night, provide ample lighting around the hot tub.


If your hot tub is outdoors, stay out of it during lightning or rainstorms because of the possibility of electrocution from lightning hitting the water.


Water is an excellent conductor of electricity. Electrical shock or electrocution can occur in a hot tub if live electrical current (including current from a telephone) comes into contact with the water. Keep electrical devises away from the hot tub. Don’t use extension cords. Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) on any appliance that must be near the hot tub. Where possible, use battery operated appliances around the hot tub.

If you have any further questions or concerns about safety and equipment operation, do not hesitate to call Tub & Deck Tech at 705-730-4785 or email us at