Hot tubs can be relaxing and fun. They can help you turn your backyard deck or gazebo into an inviting retreat. Even though they are fun and relaxing, they can also be dangerous. There have been many hot tub injuries reported through the years. Here are five basic tips that will ensure the safe use of your hot tub.

Make sure the water temperature isn’t too hot. You should not allow your children to get into water that is in excess of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Adults shouldn’t get into a hot tub if the temperature is over 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The best way to ensure the perfect water temperature is to purchase a thermometer and keep it in working order.

Always make sure your children are supervised while using the hot tubs. Do not leave a child unattended for any length of time. Although the water isn’t really deep, a child can drown quickly. Don’t allow your children to play aggressively in a hot tub. This could result in your child being injured.

Keep your hot tub covered when not in use. It is recommended that you have a cover that can be locked. Keeping a cover on your hot tub will prevent debris from falling into your tub. Large branches or twigs can cause damage to the interior surface. A locking cover will help keep unwanted hot tub visitors out. This will also keep your children from entering at their own free will or when unsupervised.

Never use any electrical devices such as radios, telephones or televisions around your hot tub. Doing so increases the risk of electrocution by those using the tub.

Last but certainly not least you want to make sure all electrical components of your hot tub are in good working order. If you suspect any electrical problems you should close the hot tub until it can be inspected and repaired by a professional.

Hot Tubs in Minnesota can provide you with professional repair and inspection services when needed.

Safety should be your main priority when using and enjoying hot tubs in Minnesota. Maintaining proper safety procedures will ensure many years of hot tub enjoyment for your entire family.