Sunrise Spas undergo numerous quality assurance tests before leaving the factory and are engineered to exceed the spa industries safety standards. Following the guidelines below will help insure that your experience with your Sunrise Spa will be a safe and happy one.
- To reduce the risk of injury, children should be closely supervised at all times.
- Due to the risk of accidental drowning, extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorized access by children. Make sure your spa cover is securely fastened when spa is not in use. This will help to discourage unsupervised children from entering the spa, BUT there is NO GUARANTEE that, the cover, clip ties down, or actual locks will prevent access to the spa.
- To prevent risk of injury because of body and/or hair entrapment, do NOT remove suction fitting covers. Since the suction fittings in the spa are sized to match the specific water flow created by the pump. If the need arises to replace the suction fitting(s) or the pump, be sure that the flow rates are compatible. Do NOT operate the spa if the suction fitting(s) are broken or missing. Never exchange a suction fitting(s) with one rated less than the flow rate marked on the original suction fitting(s).
- Risk of electrical shock. NEVER permit any electrical appliances (eg. telephone, radio, light, television) within 5 feet (1.5 m) of the spa.
- Persons using medication and/or having adverse medical history should consult a physician before using a spa; since some medications may cause drowsiness, others may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation. BE AWARE!
- People with infectious diseases should NOT use a spa or hot tub.
- To avoid personal injury, exercise caution when entering or exiting the spa or hot tub.
- Do NOT use drugs or alcohol before or during spa use since these substances may lead to unconsciousness and possible drowning.
- Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should consult a physician before spa use, with regards to limiting spa water temperatures to 100°F (38°C), since excessive water temperatures have a high potential for causing fetal damage during early months of pregnancy.
- Spa water temperature should never exceed 104°'F (40°C). Temperatures between 100°F (38°C) and 104°F (40°C), are considered safe for healthy adults. Lower water temperatures are recommended for young children when spa usage exceeds 10 - 15 minutes.
- Measure water temperature with an accurate thermometer before entering the spa or hot tub.
- Never use a spa or hot tub immediately following strenuous exercise.
- People afflicted with heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, a condition needing medical treatment, pregnant women, infants, or the elderly, should consult a physician before using a spa or hot tub.
- Reasonable time limits are recommended when using a spa since long exposures at HIGHER temperatures can cause high body temperature. Symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, fainting, drowsiness and reduced awareness with the result being possible drowning. It is NOT recommended that the spa be used alone.
- Prolonged immersion in a spa or hot tub may be hazardous to your health.
Prolonged immersion in hot water may induce hyperthermia. Symptoms and effects of hyperthermia are as follows:
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches a level several degrees above the normal body temperature of 37°C. The symptoms of hyperthermia include drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase in the internal temperature of the body. The effects of hyperthermia include:
- Unawareness of impending hazard
- failure to perceive heat
- failure to recognize the need to exit spa
- physical inability to exit spa
- fetal damage in pregnant women
- unconsciousness and danger of drowning.
WARNING: The use of alcohol or drugs can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in hot tubs and spas.
- Maintaining proper water chemistry is essential to maintaining safe water and prevent possible, damage to spa components.
- Do NOT connect your spa to an extension cord