Soaking Safety

Hot Tub Health Benefits

Soaking Safety

Soaking in your new Olympic Hot Tub is relaxing, warm and wonderful. The hot water and jets soothe your body and rejuvenate your spirits. The recommended guidelines below will help you and your family to soak safely.

  • Consult before you soak. If you suffer from heart disease, diabetes, high/low blood pressure, or other medical conditions, make sure you have your doctor’s okay before you go in the hot tub.
  • Water attracts children like bees to honey! Keep your hot tub covered and locked between periods of use. Never allow children to use the hot tub unsupervised.
  • Alcohol, drugs and hot water don’t mix. Never use a hot tub while under the influence of alcohol, anti-coagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, vasodilators, stimulants, hypnotics, narcotics, or tranquilizers. Spa heat accelerates the effects of alcohol and drugs and can cause unconsciousness. Leave the hot tub immediately if you feel uncomfortable, drowsy or dizzy.
  • One is the loneliest number! Never use the hot tub alone. Observe a reasonable time limit when soaking in a hot tub, then shower, cool down, and if you wish, return for another brief stay. Long exposures may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting.
  • How hot is too hot? The recommended maximum temperature of the water is 104°F. Persons new to a spa will probably prefer 100°-102°F as a beginning temperature.
  • Pregnant? Pregnant women should consult their physicians before use. It is important to note that the critical point in fetal development occurs in the first three months of pregnancy. Women of childbearing years are advised to observe caution in their use of a spa, in that they might be in the very earliest stages of pregnancy and not yet know it. Limit soaking use to ten minutes at a time. Hot Spring Spas have a built-in 10 minute jet timer so you’ll know exactly when to get out.


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