Rocklands Lodges Hot-Tubs 

SAFETY RULES

 

To ensure the safe and enjoyable use of the hot tubs we request

that you read through and adhere to the rules of this safety document.

  • During your stay between the hours of 8am and 11am each morning  we will be water testing, cleaning and doing required maintenance. For guest safety and enjoyment the owners adhere to frequent water testing. This involves frequently testing the water quality and treating it where necessary with the use of Hot Tub chemicals (including chlorine). If a chemical is needed the Hot Tub is not usually available for use for two hours afterwards. The owners will endeavour not to disturb guests during these hours but will need to access the Hot Tub during these hours (and briefly to test water quality during other times of day but will endeavour to do this when guests are out).

  • During pregnancy soaking in the hot tub may cause damage to the foetus so contact your doctor for advice before entering the water

 

  • People with skin, ear, genital or other body infections, open sores, or wounds should not use the hot tub because of the possibility of spreading infection or irritating your condition

 

  • Never use the hot tub while using or after using narcotics or other drugs that may cause sleepiness, drowsiness or raise/lower blood pressure

 

  • At 39-40°C limit your time in the hot tub to a maximum of 20 minutes as extending this time can affect your inner organs and cause fever like conditions. At 36-37°C this time can be extended as this is body temperature and there is no risk

 

  • Do not immerse your head in the hot tub water. This increases the risk of infection and can heighten the dangers of drowning due to suction below the water line

 

  • Never use the hot tub alone

 

  • Take care when entering and leaving the hot tub. When leaving the hot tub leg, muscles may be relaxed enough to make you unsteady

 

  • Never use glass near/in the hot tub as broken glass can cause a risk to people in bare feet and is very difficult to see within the hot tub water

 

  • Do not use any electrical appliances near/in the hot tub

  • Please note, due to health and safety, this hot tub is for the sole use of the occupants of your lodge.  Not friends or family who may be staying in one of our non hot tub lodges.  We respectfully request you comply.

  • Persons with heart disease, diabetes, low or high blood pressure, or any serious illness should not enter the hot tub without prior consultation with their doctor

 

  • Parents are advised that the hot tubs are not suitable for children under the age of four.   This is because young children can overheat more quickly than adults which could lead to dehydration and strokes.    Children under 14 are advised to only used the hot-tub for a maximum of 5 minutes at a time and parents must warn their children not to allow water in to their mouths as this can cause infection and illness.  

 

  • The heat of the hot tub water speeds up the effects of alcohol and can cause sleepiness, dizziness and unconsciousness

 

  • Shower with soap and water before and after using the hot tub. Showering before use washes away many of the common skin bacteria and removes lotions, deodorants, creams etc which reduce the effectiveness of the spa sanitizer which disinfects the water

 

  • Never allow children to use the spa or hot tub unsupervised and when not in use, make sure the cover is on and secured

 

  • Avoid using the hot tub immediately after a heavy meal

 

  • Avoid entering the hot tub water immediately after exercising as the water temperature can affect the heart rate

 

  • Take care on the decking/hot tub steps as water from the tub can cause it to be slippery

 

  • If any fault or damage occurs with the hot tub please contact a member of our team at the earliest convenient moment

 

Why do we use Chlorine in the water?

Without it, it could be extremely dangerous. Certain bacteria and fungi experience optimal growth at temperatures between 25-40°C, which is the exact temperature range of a hot tub! It would take a matter of days for your hot tub water to turn into biological soup, the water would likely turn green and the danger to us humans would be huge.  Chlorine is our friend when using a hot tub, but please remember to shower after use of the hot tub to wash away any chemicals.

 

NOTE TO PARENTS AND HOT TUB USERS

 

It is your responsibility to enforce the rules of safety within the lodge's hot tub.

 

Please read the hot-tub rules  for your safety whilst using the hot tub, the document is in the information booklet in your lodge and also situated next to the hot tub.

PARENTS

 

The life and health of you, your family and friends are important. Please practise safety and supervise your hot tub.

 

 

 

Please Do not turn hot tub isolation switch off inside the lodge as the hot tub's power needs to be turned on to carry out the cleaning cycles

IMPORTANT:

Any hot tub that needs to be shut down due to misuse will incur a £80 charge to refill it. 

Please be aware that the hot tub must not be used after 10.30pm as this may cause a nuisance to neighbours

Please note, due to health and safety, this hot tub is for the sole use of the occupants of your lodge.  Not friends or family who may be staying in one of our non hot tub lodges.  We respectfully request you comply.