Hot Tub Electrical Safety
Electricity in your hot tub water is bad. Mmmkay?
A portable hot tub is one of the few appliance you connect to electricity, fill with water and then climb inside.
When you're sitting and soaking in water up to your neck, you want to know for sure the hot tub is properly wired.
Luckily, it's virtually impossible to get shocked in your portable hot tub if:
- The wiring was installed by a licensed electrician
- The wiring was installed with a permit and passed an inspection
- The hot tub is wired to code and properly and grounded
- The hot tub protected by a working Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter
- You schedule a Routine Hot Tub Inspection at least once a year
This Budget Direct commercial was banned because the hot tub scene was considered too risky and it "portrayed a serious safety hazard in a trivial way" that put "young viewers lives at risk".
If watching a television commercial about electricity in a hot tub is "too risky" imagine what real electricity in your real hot tub can do!
Loose or corroded ground connections can cause electrical shock.
The vibration you can feel when your hot tub jet pumps are running can also cause ground and electrical connections to loosen over time leading to risk of electrical shock or even electrical fire.
IMAGE: Ground connections
Ground and electrical connections in a portable hot tub are critical for soaking safety but these connections can corrode from exposure to moisture and chemicals.
Loose or corroded electrical power connections can cause electrical fire.
Schedule a Routine Hot Tub Service to help prevent electric shock & electrical fires!
Like a worn out plug on an extension cord or a worn out receptacle in the wall, a loose electrical connection in your portable hot tub can become hot enough to start an electrical fire.
Fire in a portable hot tub can be difficult to extinguish once all the various plastics start to burn and all that burning plastic gives off thick clouds of noxious and highly toxic smoke.Faulty hot tub wiring caused 2015 Valley Fire
Help prevent hot tub electrical fires and electric shock by scheduling a Routine Hot Tub Service at least once a year which includes inspecting, tightening and testing with a meter so electrical and ground connections are verified safe!
Pour an ounce of prevention into your portable hot tub at least once a year. Schedule a Routine Hot Tub Service.
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