At Willow Hill, we want you to enjoy all of the amenities that we offer, including our hot tub. Relaxing in a hot tub is a fun, quick escape from the day-to-day grind; it can, however, be dangerous if the correct safety measures aren’t taken. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing five safety tips that all of our residents should know. Having fun is about more than a good experience—it’s about being safe.
It might be common sense, but going into the hot tub with an open wound is a definite no-go. The hot water is the perfect environment for spreading infection, which can affect everyone else in the water. If you have rashes or other injuries it’s best to speak with your doctor before getting into the hot water.
It’s also sensible to always go into a hot tub with another person. Not only is sitting in the hot water more fun when you’re with another person, but it ensures both people’s safety.
If you’ve been drinking alcohol or taking prescription drugs, the hot water can amplify some of the effects that you’ve been feeling. While you’ve probably seen many movie scenes with people drinking while relaxing in a hot tub, it’s actually not a very smart thing to do. The best thing to do is wait for the different substances to pass through your system. You can also check with a doctor to see if taking a certain prescription should be avoided whilst enjoying the hot tub going experience.
Of course, this next tip is a no brainer: don’t jump or dive into the hot tub! Our hot tub is three-and-a-half feet deep; not only is it pretty shallow like many hot tubs, but it’s also not very wide. Jumping and diving into a hot tub is not very safe or smart. It’s also often slippery on the walkway around the outside of the hot tub, so jumping could easily result in an accident.
Our last hot tub safety tip is directed at people with children. Do not let children use the hot tub alone, and do not leave them unattended. Hot tubs are dangerous for young children; they can easily drown and get overheated. If you need to leave and your children are sitting in the hot tub, bring them with you. It’s also a great idea if you’re watching your children while they’re sitting in the hot tub to keep a phone nearby in case of an emergency. It’s also a great idea to learn CPR if you don’t already know how to perform it.
We hope you enjoy sitting in the hot tub just outside of your Puyallup, Washington apartment. If you have anything to add to this list, please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!