By Jason Cramp
5. Proper hygiene is important. Remember, it’s a hot tub, not a bathtub. Showering before hopping in the hot tub assures the removal of soap residue, deodorants and lotions from your skin, as well as shampoo and hairspray from your hair. A simple shower, which prevents these contaminants from building up in your hot tub and creating an unattractive scum ring along the waterline and excessive foam, allows you to spend more time enjoying your hot tub rather than cleaning it.
6. Don’t drink and bathe. If you are the host and alcohol is being served, it is imperative your guests know the hot tub is off limits if they plan to drink. The combination of hot water and alcohol can be a double-edge sword, as both have the same affect on the body—expansion of blood vessels and increased temperature. This can lead to stroke or heart attack. Excess drinking can also lead to drowsiness or unconsciousness, which can increase the risk of drowning. The same can be said for most prescription and over-the-counter medication, such as pain relievers and antihistamines.
This blog post is part 3 of 5 from our series: 10 Tips for Hot Tub Conduct