As the Hot Tub has not been included in your rental please can you read this disclaimer below and send an email saying I AGREE TO HOT TUB DISCLAIMER, if we do not receive this we cannot include the hot tub in your weekly rental.
We can arrange daily hot tub maintenance for you and pass on the cost involved which will be £100 a week or £20 a day for short breaks. If you prefer you can undertake the maintenance yourself- at your own liability. It is simple to do and takes seconds. The chemicals and equipment you require are provided. You will need to keep records of the chemicals used and results however it is very straightforward.
If you wish someone to maintain the hot tub for you we need to know in advance.
We will do our best to ensure that the hot tub is ready for your arrival at the correct temperature however there maybe times when the hot tub is not ready for your arrival.
The hot tub is maintained on a regular basis.
If the hot tub is not available for part or all of your stay no liability can be accepted and no compensation paid.
- Always keep the hot tub covered and locked when not in use. This will conserve energy and, more importantly, prevent animals and young children from falling/climbing in. It will also help prevent dirt and debris from getting in. Always remove any standing water from the cover.
- If your hair is long, put it up in a ponytail or bun to avoid getting it caught in the filter or drain.
- Do not put your head under the water in the hot tub and be sure not to allow chidlren to do this either. This increases the risk of infection and heightens the dangers of drowning.
- Make sure the hot tub is at the appropriate temperature, taking in to consideration the people who will be using it. Children should never be in a hot tub if the water is warmer than bathwater about 34C. For adults, maintain the water temperature at 39C.
- At 39C limit your time in the hot tub to 20 minutes.
- Avoid drinking alcohol or using drugs in the hot tub. The hot water will amplify and speed the effects of any alcohol or drugs. Alcohol makes you drowsy, and falling asleep in hot water can be very dangerous. In addition to the risk of drowning, your body cannot regulate its temperature as well when you are asleep, which can lead to dangerous overheating.
- Similarly, avoid using the hot tub when overly tired, or at least have a more alert person join you to wake you up.
- Never use electrical devices (including phones, radios, TVs or any other corded device) in or near the hot tub. If you must have one nearby, use a battery-powered device and place it on a table a safe distance from the water. Be sure all electrical outlets are a safe distance from the hot tub as well, in keeping with local building codes. Corded devices and outlets present a real risk of electrocution if they get wet!
- Always shower with soap and water before and after using a hot tub. Showering before will prevent lotions and skin oils from gunking up the filter and prevent bacteria from entering the pool, and showering after will help remove any chemicals or bacteria that linger on your skin, preventing rashes and infection.
- Be cautious when using the hot tub during the winter. If the temperature outside the hot tub is below freezing, water splashed over the edge can quickly freeze into slippery ice. Be careful when exiting!
- Never use the hot tub while wearing fake tan. It discolours not only the water but also the lining of the tub.
- It is best to never allow children under the age of 12 to use a hot tub, due to the many risks including drowning, bacterial infection, and brain damage caused by the high temperatures. Never leave children unattended in or near a hot tub, and always consult a doctor before allowing your children in a hot tub.
- Pregnant women should avoid submerging their stomachs in a hot tub, as the temperature is far too hot for the fetus. Instead, soak only the feet and legs, or check with your doctor.
- If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes you should check with your doctor before using a hot tub.
- As with swimming pools, immediately exit and seek shelter if you see lightning, or during any other kind of threatening weather