Hot Tub Safety Checklist for Kids
Follow these rules to keep kids safe in the spa:
- Infants and toddlers should not be permitted in a hot tub. Their thin skin makes them more susceptible to overheating.
- Small children have very little control over bodily functions. This can lead to your spa becoming unsanitary almost instantly when an accident happens.
- No young child should be allowed in a hot tub until they can stand on the bottom and have their head remain completely out of the water.
- Children who are big enough to be in a hot tub should not use it for more than five minutes at a time, especially at the maximum temperature of 104 degrees. Dropping the spa temperature to 98 degrees would allow for longer soaks, but never more than 15 minutes at a time.
- Young children should avoid full body immersion. Have them sit on jump seats or an inflatable spa cushion and try to limit them to waist-high immersion.
- All persons, and especially young children, should be encouraged to drink fresh water while they're soaking.
- If a child in the spa feels sick to their stomach, dizzy and/or sleepy, they should exit the spa immediately.
- There should always be an adult designated to maintain constant visual contact with children whenever they are near, or could get near, any body of water.