Between 1999 and 2008, there were 83 reports of pool and spa drain entrapments; 11 people died in these accidents. Following these hot tub safety rules and sharing them with friends and family helps everyone work together to stop hot tub drain entrapments.
- Pin long hair up or wear a bathing cap to keep hair away from the suction fitting on the drain cover. Jewelry, bathing suits, arms, legs or any body part that can cover a drain can be held down in a faulty drain cover; teach everyone to remove jewelry before entering hot tubs and to avoid sitting near drains.
- Make sure the spa has dual drains and spa drain covers that are ASME/ANSI A22.214.171.1247 standard compliant.
- If a drain cover is missing or damaged, do not allow anyone in the spa until it is fixed or replaced.
- Look for pool or spa pumps equipped with SVRS (Safety Valve Release Systems) that detect drain blockage.
Do not underestimate the dangers of a hot tub drain. Informing adults and children alike about hot tub safety can make all the difference in your water experience.
Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 @ 2:29 pm
Categories: Pool Safety, Spas / Hot Tubs.
Tags: drain entrapment, pool drain safety, spa drain safety, Stop Hot Tub Drain Entrapments.
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