Safety Requirements for Spas and Hot Tubs

Spas and hot tubs are a great investment for your home that can be enjoyed year round. Spas and hot tubs are compact and don’t take up much space, but they still have safety requirements, like swimming pools. Here are a few safety requirements for spas and hot tubs:

  • Spas and hot tubs are not typically required to be surrounded by a safety fence or gate as long as access to the spa or hot tub is restricted by a lockable child-safe structure such as a door, solid spa cover or mesh spa cover (be sure to follow state laws with regard to spa and hot tub safety requirements).
  • Portable spa and hot tub owners must make sure that all electrical parts and components meet electrical safety requirements and are properly covered. This can be done by checking the label on the portable spa electrical equipment for a mandatory safety approval number. Be sure spa electrical equipment is properly maintained.
  • All spas and hot tubs should have clearly-posted signs with spa rules and CPR instructions in case of emergencies. Always make sure your hot tub or spa guests are aware of the safety rules and prepared to follow them at all times while using the spa.

Remember that spas and hot tubs have safety requirements similar to swimming pools. If you want to make sure you are properly following spa safety protocol, feel free to call a Pool Care Expert toll free at 1·888·718·7946.

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
Categories: Pool Safety, Spas / Hot Tubs.
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