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Hot Tub & Sauna Disclaimer

Please read the following disclaimer, then complete and submit the form at the foot of the page:

The Hot Tub

The Hot tub can be a pleasurable and relaxing experience. However, for your safety and enjoyment there are strict rules and guidelines that must be adhered to when using the Hot tub. This is an important health and safety, and legal requirement for Hot tubs used in a commercial environment.

The signatory is responsible for making sure that all members of their party, and their guests, are aware of, and strictly adhere to the guidelines. Please note that a member of staff may visit up to 3 times a week (dependent on usage) to check the water balance and quality. Water balance/chemicals will be adjusted as necessary and results recorded. This procedure is a safety requirement for Hot Tubs in holiday lodges and ensures that the chemical balance of the water remains continuously safe for your enjoyment throughout your stay.

It is vital that the pool is kept clean for your own safety. Failure to do so results in the water balance changing which seriously diminishes the effectiveness of the sanitising chemicals. This in turn can lead to nasty microbiological bacteria multiplying rapidly causing a number of serious hazards to user’s health.

Always have a shower prior to using the Hot Tub. Do not submerge your head under the water, do not drink the water, or allow the water to enter your mouth.

Failure to maintain a clean pool may result in the need to drain down, sanitise, and re-fill the Hot Tub. Guests should be aware that failure to maintain a clean pool could result in a deduction from their good housekeeping bond to pay for the drain down and cleaning of the Hot Tub. Approximately 24 hours plus will then be required to return the tub to a comfortable temperature. Fake tan can result in an imbalance in the hot tub chemicals, therefore please ensure you are FAKE TAN FREE before entering the hot tub.

Please report any illnesses following Hot Tub usage to the owners immediately. This is extremely important if pneumonia-like symptoms are experienced.

It is very important that the Hot Tub is NEVER switched off at the mains switch (even if you are not using it). There may be an extra charge deducted from your bond if the tub is switched off during your stay.

Chemical Sanitising Dispenser – before anyone enters the Hot Tub, please remove the plastic sanitising dispenser that will be floating in the tub. Please remember to return the dispenser to the Hot Tub when you exit, and close the hot tub cover.

Risk to Children – Extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorised access by under age children. The Hot Tub cover must remain closed at all times unless a responsible adult is present.

No children under 4 years old are permitted in the Hot Tub, as they cannot regulate their body temperatures suitably. All children under 16 using the Hot Tub must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Instruct your children to shower and visit the toilet prior to use of the Hot Tub and inform them to keep their heads out of the water (especially mouth and ears).

Remind everyone that wet surfaces can be very slippery. Make sure everyone takes care entering and leaving the Hot Tub.

Under no circumstances remove the operating panel on the Hot Tub.

WARNINGS

  • Do not remove suction fittings (filter standpipes) located in the filter compartment.
  • Do not jump into the hot tub.
  • People with infectious diseases should not use the Hot Tub; this includes fungal infections.
  • Smoking is not permitted while in the Hot Tub, this includes e-cigarettes.
  • Keep all loose articles of clothing or hanging jewellery away from rotating jets and other moving components. Keep long hair tied up.
  • Do not stand on the Hot Tub cover.
  • The use of drugs, alcohol or medication before or during Hot Tub use, may lead to a danger of drowning.
  • Persons using medication should consult their doctor before using the Hot Tub. Some medications may cause drowsiness, do not use the Hot Tub if your medication induces drowsiness, affects your heart rate, blood pressure or circulation.
  • Pregnant women, persons suffering from obesity, heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory problems, or diabetes should consult a doctor before using the Hot Tub.
  • Prolonged immersion in hot water can result in hyperthermia – a dangerous condition that occurs when the internal body temperature exceeds 37 degrees centigrade. Symptoms include, unawareness of impending hazards, failure to perceive heat, failure to recognise the need to exit the Hot Tub, unconsciousness resulting in a danger of drowning.
  • Do not use the Hot Tub immediately after strenuous exercise.
  • Test the water with your hand before entering the Hot Tub to make sure it is comfortable.
  • Use the lock cover when the Hot Tub is not in use (whether full or empty).
  • Always shower before use, perfumes, hair products and fake tan can contaminate the water, and you may be charged for this.
  • Do not drag the vinyl cover using the cover straps, always use the handles.
  • Do not attempt to open the electrical box.
  • Do not use any glass wear or crockery in the Hot Tub. If glassware is broken this will result in the Hot Tub being drained, cleaned and re-filled, for which there will be a charge. Plastic glasses are provided for you.
  • Do not allow any pets in the Hot Tub.
  • Do not use detergent or soaps of any kind in the Hot Tub.
  • Do not drink the water.
  • The Hot Tub is very deep; do not allow anyone to sleep in it.
  • Please treat the Hot Tub as it was your own as maintenance is very expensive.
  • Any damaged to the cover or Hot Tub will be charged for.

The Hot Tub is maintained by Cairngorm Spas and you will see signs around the Hot Tub area.

The Sauna

Outside the Sauna door to the left is the sauna mains switch, press down.

Enter Sauna, down on the right hand side is the temperature and timer.

Turn temperature gauge to maximum. If you want Sauna on immediately turn the light grey dial to a maximum of 4 hours or however long you wish to use the Sauna. You can also turn the dial to black, maximum of four hours, which is to pre-set the Sauna to come on. Perhaps use if you are going out of the lodge for a walk or cycle etc.

No children under 4 years old are permitted in the Sauna, as they cannot regulate their body temperatures suitably. All children under 16 using the Sauna must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Instruct your children to shower and visit the toilet prior to use of the Sauna.

Please remember to turn all switches off once you have finished using the Sauna.

The Sauna door must be kept closed.
The lodge is fitted with heat sensors and the alarms will sound if this door is left open.

Do not stay in the Sauna for more than 15 minutes at a time; a good average working temperature is 80°C (The Sauna will take about one hour to fully heat with the door closed to reach this temperature) If you want to increase the humidity, to get a good sweat up, carefully add water on top of the hot coals. We recommend that you do not use the Sauna under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are taking prescribed medication, please consult your doctor before using the Sauna. Please do not use the Sauna if you are pregnant.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION:

I have read and understood the guidelines and safety advice for using the Hot Tub and the Sauna at Big Husky Lodge. I agree to only use the Hot Tub and Sauna in the correct manner, following the safety guidelines. I understand that the Lodge owners will in no way be held responsible for any accident or injury arising from incorrect use of the Hot Tub and Sauna, or failure to adhere to the safety advice.

In consideration to neighbouring properties and residents the hot tub should not be used between 11.00pm and 8.00am.

I understand that any damage to the Hot Tub and/or Sauna incurred during my stay will have to be covered by myself.

In submitting this form I am agreeing in full to the above declaration.

Alternatively, tick the following option if you do not intend using the Hot Tub and understand that the facility will remain locked during your stay:

DECLARATION FORM

This form must be completed and submitted prior to your stay at Big Husky Lodge.