Having a spa in your backyard could be the perfect way to get some precious family time. Imagine how pleasurable it is to have a nice relaxing soak while having a chat about your day, the things you love and more. However, if you’ll be using your spa as a family, it is important to set some rules in place for everybody’s safety and enjoyment. Here are some spa rules that you might see as being a must have. For more advice on using the spa as a family, speak to your local spa specialist
General Spa Rules
When it comes to setting rules for using the spa, there are some that are of benefit to everybody – kids and adults alike! One strict rule that you should set in place is to have no roughhousing or fighting in or near the spa. Spas are wet areas and rough play or fights can lead to serious injuries. As well, you should set a “no jumping” rule for the spa. Kids (and some adults!) find it heaps of fun to make a splash when they get into the water but spas are relatively small and shallow environments, and this can be dangerous.
Eating and Drinking Near the Spa
If you want to have a drink or a snack while you are using the spa, by all means do so! Just be sure that you have a rule in place that no glass or breakable items are used as there is nothing worse than the possibility of having broken glass in or around the spa area for you to cut yourself on. All food and drinks should be served in plastic, acrylic or other similar unbreakable materials. If you prefer, you can set a blanket “no eating or drinking in the spa” rule.
Spa Rules for Kids
Kids can enjoy using the spa just as much as adults but it is important to keep some rules in place both for their safety and enjoyment. The biggest rule that you should instigate is that kids are not allowed to use the spa unless there is adult supervision. As well, you should also cover safety when using the spa, telling your kids that they are not allowed to put their head underwater or put their hands near jets or filters for fear of becoming tangled or caught up.