There’s nothing better than your furry little friend. You love the addition that your pet has made to your life and home. You can see that little nose pressed up against the window when you come home from work. Or, what about that cheerful bark that greets you at the door? You’d do just about anything for your fur babies. But what about protecting them from the hot tub? Like baby-proofing the house when you have a new baby, there are some basic things you need to do to make sure your pet is safe around water. Today we bring pet owners some fantastic tips for hot tub safety.
Are There Safety Precautions in Place?
First, you’ll need to establish some important household rules. Pet’s should never be allowed in your hot tub. We know—you see tons of social media posts about owners relaxing in their hot tubs and pools with their fluffy pals. What you don’t see is the danger that this poses to pets, and to your hot tub, for that matter.
The truth is, hot tub heat is too hot for animals who cannot sweat. As humans, our bodies have a safety-mechanism of letting the extra heat escape through our pores to cool our internal temperature. The same is not true for a cat, dog, or other pet. The hot water can do damage to their sensitive systems.
Having pets in your hot tub isn’t grand for your hot tub either. You made a significant investment in the perfect spa. Keep it as pristine as possible. Pet hair can clog your filters and jets, ruin your pump, and cause major maintenance issues. Also, scratchy claws can severely damage that beautiful spa shell. To keep everything working and looking as good as new, establish house rules that will keep both your pets and your hot tub safe.
What Should I Do When I Am Away?
If your pets are allowed in the yard during the day when you are away from home, there’s one super-important thing you need to do: Lock your hot tub cover. Although your cover may be closed already, those curious critters have ways of opening covers that are not locked. To prevent a tearful tragedy, always, always lock your cover as soon as you exit the hot tub, or after routine water testing and maintenance. This habit will ensure that you do not have an accident that your pet cannot recover from.
We want your hot tub ownership experience to be one for the books! Keep your hot tub and pets safe with these easy tips. If you have a pet but don’t have a hot tub, we know the perfect place for you to look. Coleman Backyards offers the brightest ideas for your home, including hot tubs from Hot Spring® and Freeflow®. Our premier hot tub brands offer the best in safety options like locking covers to keep you and your pets healthy and safe as you own and use your spa. Come see us today at one of our three convenient locations to experience the best in amenities and options with a glorious hot tub from Coleman.