Are Whirlpool Bathtubs Dangerous For Kids?

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Terry Ohara

People in general, are always curious whether a certain product is safe for use, and this is especially pronounced for parents who always strive to bring the best for their loved ones. Your mother, father, and grandparents have always been caring about your health, and they have always been there to protect us from many things. This is just a way that humans have been acting since their existence.

Recently, I’ve been asked to make an article regarding this topic, and honestly, I always want to offer you the best content, and keep you informed about numerous things. Hence, I’ve decided to agree and here I am, currently writing about this topic.

First of all, the most important thing is to hire a professional that will install your whirlpool, since by doing this, you will be saved by potential electrical shocks that may occur, and honestly, why wouldn’t you hire one?

However, keep in mind that the same can be said even for outdoor pools and spas, since if they aren’t used properly, you will have trouble, for sure.

In general, whirlpool bathtubs are very safe, and they will be safe for your children as well although it is advisable that you sit next to them, just in case.

Also, nearly all of the whirlpool tubs are heated at around 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and they do not go further, since if they did, they could cause harm to both, adults and kid.

The main concern you should have regarding whirlpool tubs would be the maintenance and bacteria, because manufacturers always include important information in the user manual, and one of them is how frequently you should clean your tubs.

To be more precise, bacteria can cause infection, and if you don’t take care of your whirlpool tub, you will let bacteria to expand and some of the worst is “Pseudomonas aeruginosa” which love to multiply in hot water.

This should really concern you, since your kids may develop meningitis from this bacteria, and according to a 2009 study made by the University of Texas, 94-100% of whirlpools may contain this bacteria if they are not cleaned properly.

Lastly, whirlpool bathtubs are relatively safe for use by you and your kids, so the only thing you should ensure is exactly the maintenance. Once you manage to do this, you shouldn’t care about anything. Just in case, keep in mind that it is advisable that you stay close to your child!

To conclude, even though this isn’t a so-called whirlpool bathtub buying guide, still, I want to make a clarification regarding this topic, and instead of offering you products, I will leave this up to you to decide which whirlpool you should consider. Hence, if you found this article entertaining and informative at the same time, and if, by any case, you have questions or topics, do not hesitate to share with me!

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