Tips and reminders for blending kids and Hot Tubs and Swim Spas:
— cooling off the hot tub a couple of degrees is highly advised, so their little bodies do not get overwhelmed by the heat. Make sure they understand the time limitations on spa time if the water has not adequately cooled, and remember to enable time for the water to cool.
2– Reduce the power of the jets– take them down a notch or more according to their size, age and activity of the kids in your hot tub or swim spa.
3– Be sure to keep your swim spa and hot tub covered when not in use to prevent not being watched play.
Every traditional rigid foam filled Swim Spa Cover will always get saturated and too heavy to lift. On a regular size spa this can be bad enough but on a swim spa it can become dangerous.
4– Keep kids hydrated with drinks and younger kids monitored at all times. Shade Umbrellas are always a welcome break from the sun on hot days.
5– Have great deals of water toys and video games– you do not need a lot of area to have a good time with toys and apparatus in a hot tub or swim spa. Foam tubes, rubber balls, water weapons, Frisbees and floating device are constantly a source of limitless play. The LED Lighting and Water Features, both waterfalls and fountains, constantly make things more enjoyable and festive for any age. The built-in stereo on a lot of designs adds atmosphere and can be used for kids’ games such as musical chairs.
6– Use enzyme based water treatment systems, to keep the water nice and clean without the use of a great deal of chemicals on the skin of children in hot tubs. Try and ensure their swimwears are rinsed well of all laundry detergent to avoid clouding up the water. Having kids avoid using creams in the spas will also assist the water stay clear.
7– Give first swimming lessons in a shallow and safe environment prior to updating to full size swim spas. Swim Spas are an excellent place to teach kids the best ways to swim as you can stay fixed while supporting them as they swim versus the current picked to be at an ideal pace for them.
Enjoyable for kids of any ages in a hot tub or swim spa throughout the year!