Los Angeles Spa Addition: Keeping it Safe

Los Angeles Spa Addition: Keeping it Safe

If you are considering that Los Angeles spa addition, remember that it is important to keep it as safe as possible, especially if you have children that live at home or frequent visitors. Even adults have to remember some safety tips around a spa.

Kids and Spas
  • Infants and those children under five should not be allowed to use a spa at all. This is because they are at a high risk of overheating quickly or dehydrating. Make sure you have a way to keep Los Angeles spa addition off limit with safety fencing, alarms, and locks.
  • Children should limit their time in the spa to a maximum of 20 minutes at a time.
  • When children are using the spa or hot tub, consider using a lower temperature than you would as an adult.
  • Drowning is a serious risk with spas. Never leave children alone in one even for a minute! Also, consider the drain cover being used as many children have had their hair entangled and drowned. Try using a raised or dome-shaped drain cover. Make sure you know where the cut-off switch is for the pump so it can be turned off quickly.

Adults and Spas
  • Remember that adding a spa is much like having a pool when it comes to the importance of keeping it clean. Regularly check the water chemistry to ensure the right water balance in terms of pH and Total Alkalinity. Because the temperature is usually very hot, it can quickly become a soup made of harmful microorganisms and bacteria.
  • Keep track of the time you spend soaking up the hot water.  Even adults should limit their time to 15-20 increments.  You can purchase a floating thermometer to monitor the water temperature for your Los Angeles spa addition.
  • If you have any health conditions, such as high or low blood pressure, diabetes, or problems with your heart, then check with your doctor before adding or using an in-ground spa. A spa is off limits if you are pregnant.
  • Adults also have to worry about drain suction and hair entanglements, so the same recommendations as above apply to any Los Angeles spa addition.
  • Consider adding safety rails and steps as well as ensuring that there is a non-skid surface just outside of the spa or hot tub. These can easily be included in a Los Angeles spa addition project.

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