Safety and Hot Tubs at the Tranquil OtterHot-tubs can allow pathogens to grow. Legionella is one that is most commonly associated with hot tubs that are not well managed. We have over the years worked with our hot-tub manufacturer and chemical provider to develop and document a routine to provide a safe and pleasant environment for our guests. We review our procedures regularly in order to ensure that we keep up to date with best practice. Throughout this section we refer to the guidance provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in their publication “Management of Spa Pools – controlling the risk of infection”.
How we manage the hot-tubs at the Tranquil OtterOur approach to hot-tub management: Change water regularly – we change the water at least once a month and keep a record of when the water was changed.
- We shock the water on the morning of the changeover.
- We change the hot-tub filter at each change over.
- We check rest the chemical balance at the beginning of the day.
- We check the chemical balance again before guests arrive.
- We then check the water daily – between 10am and 11am except Sunday when the water checks start at 11am.
- We inform our guests how to make best use of the hot-tub.
- We ask guests not to use the hot-tub if the temperature is not displayed on the information panel.
- We ask guests not to use the tub if the water is not clear.