How to Keep Your Children Safe Around Hot Tubs

Child enjoying in hot tub

Hot Tubs are a great way to relax and have family time together. However, if you have children, it is important that you are aware of the safety concerns and risks that hot tubs pose to children. To ensure the safety of your children, here are some tips to follow:

Secure the area: Build an enclosure around the hot tub area. You can also put up a fence with a self-latching gate to ensure that your children do not get in your spa without your permission and supervision.

Never leave children unattended: Accidents happen, and a child can drown within minutes. Young children can drown in just a few inches of water. Make sure that you always supervise your children while the hot tub is being used. Never leave them alone for even for one minute.

Adjust the temperature: Before the hot tub is used, check the temperature and turn it down if it is too hot. Children should not get in a hot tub if the water temperature is over 95F and should not stay in the hot tub longer than 10 to 15 minutes.

Cover your hot tub when not in use:Cover your hot tub when you are finished using it. It will prevent your children from accidentally falling in. A cover will also stabilize your hot tub’s water temperature and keep debris away.

Make sure the drain is safe: Uncovered drains are dangerous to young children. Keep the drain protected by an approved cover and test it periodically. Check for the expiration date and replace it when indicated.

Prevent slips and falls: You can prevent slips and falls outside the hot tub by:

  • Installing anti-skid treads on the steps
  • Painting your deck with sand paint
  • Placing slip-proof rubber mats near the entrance of the hot tub

Contact Us

At Westrock Pools, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best-built hot tubs that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. If you have concerns about the safety of your children around your hot tub, give us a call. Our professionals will be more than happy to speak to you. Call 845-367-9377 or email

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