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What are safety tips for hot tub and spa?

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  • Never use the hot tub or spa before, during, or after a thunderstorm.
  • Know where all electrical switches and circuit breakers for pool equipment and lights are located and how to turn them off.
  • Make sure your spa or hot tub has newer, safer drain covers that help prevent injuries.
  • Have your hot tub and spa inspected for electrical hazards, and upgrade all systems according to codes.
  • Use battery-operated appliances instead of cord-connected appliances in and around the pool.
  • Change hot tub water often to prevent "hot tub lung" and "hot tub folliculitis." Also, shower before getting into a hot tub to help keep water clean.
  • Keep the water temperature at 104 F or below. Keep water clean, properly disinfected, and clear of debris.
  • Keep out infants, whose thin skin is more likely to overheat.

From: Pool & Spa Hazards for Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. CDC. Home Safety Council. WebMD Medical News: " " WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ." www.poolsafety.gov. CDC: Better Safety Needed at Public Hot Tubs.Bacteria in Hot Tub May Hurt LungsPool Owners Warned of Electrocution RiskMake a Splash With Your Kids Over the Fourth

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on May 6, 2018

SOURCES: The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. CDC. Home Safety Council. WebMD Medical News: " " WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ." www.poolsafety.gov. CDC: Better Safety Needed at Public Hot Tubs.Bacteria in Hot Tub May Hurt LungsPool Owners Warned of Electrocution RiskMake a Splash With Your Kids Over the Fourth

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on May 6, 2018

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