August 26th, 2021
If your facility has a hot tub, what are your policies regarding age and use of the hot tub? It is imperative that you clearly have your policies posted not only for employees to reference but also for your members to be able to review.
We recommend at minimum to include the following limits:
- Maximum Capacity
- Allowed Time
- Allowed age with and without adult supervision, include if the adult must be present, within reach, or in the hot tub/spa
The biggest concern is often regarding age limits The concerns vary from the height of the child (being able to stand in the hot tub with entire head above water surface) to hydration. Although we were not able to find specific guidelines it is recommended by the CDC that children under 5 years of age should not use hot tubs.
- No one under 15
- Nobody under 2 to 4 years of age
- Youth 5-17 with adult supervision
“ ‘Safety First’ is ‘Safety Always’ ” – Charles M Hayes