At ESN, or Harrogate Hot Tubs as you may know us, we want all our customers to enjoy the best possible hot tub experience.
The first step is to ensure that all of our equipment has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitised.
The image you see to left looks somewhat chaotic, but it is part of a systematic cleaning and preparation day for a very busy forthcoming week.
We want to encourage you to have a brilliant time in your hot tub, but it's just as important to us that you stay safe.
We'll do our best to make you aware of all the dangers of using a hot tub, but we're also aware that alcohol and a party atmosphere have a tendency to impair the judgement of some people so please take care & STAY SAFE.
A hot tub is an exhilarating way to spend time with friends and family, it can be great fun, therapeutic and also very relaxing but it also presents its own set of hazards. We were going to start with the obvious but to make sure you don't get bored we're going to start with the more unusual ones. Please read them all, some of them may surprise you, but rest assured this information is for your protection and to enhance your hot tub experience.
The More Unusual Ones...
Hot tub folliculitis:
This condition is caused by an infection of hair follicles due to bacteria and can be found in hot tubs. This can be a direct result of filters not being cleaned. The changing and cleaning of the filters is simple and instructions will be left with every hot tub hire.
We all like to look good but fake tan and hot tub water can quickly lead to brown soup and a blockage of the filtration system and that could be bad news on many fronts.
Well never having used them myself it would be hard for me to make a case to have them at all, but they can detach in a hot tub and cause possible damage to the property and certain discomfort to the bathers.
and the more obvious.....
Slipping & Drowning
Try to treat the content of your hot tub with a healthy respect, we all know it's possible to drown in a cup of water and anyone who has had a back injury knows that the simplest of slips or falls can be life-changing.
Please do not jump into the tub.
Chemicals and Allergies
Every hot tub hired out by ESN Ltd. comes with chemicals and filters to keep the water chemically balanced for your protection against spread of infection through bacteria, the more dangerous pathogens and disease but it important to administer and monitor their use with great care.
A floating filter will keep the water chlorinated just like your local swimming pool and tablets should be changed as instructed, this filter must be removed when people are in the hot tub but please handle with care.
In order to keep the water clean, please do not introduce unwanted substances or bodily fluids into the tub.
Ahhhh, I can visualise it now, laying back, soaking in my hot tub with a glass of Prosecco, what could be nicer? Well to be honest, not much, unless of course that glass got broken, not only would the shards be virtually impossible to remove from the tub they may well find their way into your flesh... ouch!
What an awful way to spoil a wonderful experience. The market is awash with plastic glasses of all types for only a few pence each. You Know it makes sense.
Can hot tub use cause dehydration?
Dehydration is a symptom of losing more water than you are taking in. It can happen to anyone at any age who is not drinking enough fluids and engaging in activities like exercise or using a hot tub.Signs to watch out for
Knowing what the symptoms of dehydration are is helpful so you can identify if you or one of your hot tub guests is getting dehydrated.
Mild cases of dehydration can cause any one of the following symptoms:
Symptoms of severe dehydration while hot tubbing:
People at a higher risk
Those with heart, lung, asthma, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, and circulation conditions are at greater risk of dehydration.
Children and hot tubs
Children are at a greater risk for dehydration because they have a higher metabolic rate and process water faster than adults. They are also less likely to notice and communicate if they are experiencing symptoms of dehydration.
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. It is also recommended that young children avoid full body immersion.”
It should go without saying that children should never hot tub alone.
How to treat dehydration
Immediately drinking more fluids such as water or sports drinks.
It is also noted that children, the elderly, and those with health conditions should be treated with greater caution.
How to avoid getting dehydrated in a hot tub
There are simple guidelines to follow to ensure that you and your guests enjoy your hot tub time without the risk of dehydration.
Aside from greater caution for children, elderly, and those with existing medical conditions; the following activities should be avoided altogether: