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5 Not-So-Obvious Things You Should Avoid Doing To or In Your Hot Tub


A hot tub is a great investment. Although, if you already own one, you probably know that there are some things that you should or should not do in and around it – things that are mostly related to maintenance and safety. Or do you? Do you know if it is okay to let your pet into the hot tub? Do you know if you can indulge in horseplay in it? Well, if you are not aware of any of these issues, fear not. We are here to help you. Read on for the five things that you should avoid doing in or around your hot tub.

  1. Do not keep it filled when not in use

Spas that are left filled and unattended for a long time turn dirty and unpleasant quickly. This is an important thing to remember especially now, with winter setting in. If you have no plans of using your spa for the season, the best idea would be to winterize it so that it is fit for use when spring arrives.

  1. Do not ignore basic maintenance

You should keep your spa clean, safe and in functioning condition with the right maintenance methods. Apart from regular draining, testing and chemically treating the water, you must also clean the filters and spa cover as well as wipe the water stains. If it all feels like too much work for you, sign yourself up for a professional maintenance service.

  1. Do not allow your pets into it

While you may want your four-legged furry friend to play and splash around in the hot tub, the risks associated with that are simply not worth it. For starters, pets cannot handle the high temperature of the hot tub water. In addition to that, your pet’s hair and nails can clog and scratch your hot tub, respectively.

  1. Do not treat it like a swimming pool

Everyone becomes a kid when they jump into the water, but innocent play can easily turn into dangerous situations. Owing to the small size of a hot tub, there is not enough space to indulge in activities like diving or lounging around in your unicorn floatie. If you want to enjoy your luxurious spa, simply sit and get a relaxing soak.

  1. Do not use it during extreme weather conditions

Are storm clouds gathering above your head? Now would be a good time to get out of your spa. Lightning and thunderstorms are dangerous as they can lead to electrocution. Really. Just get out as fast as you can.

Avoid these mistakes to keep your hot tub in good condition and everyone who uses it safely.

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