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Hot Tub Conditions of Use

Hot tubs are very popular in our cottages and provide a great facility for enjoying your time in Cornwall.

Please select the Cottages with Hot Tub option to book a cottage with a hot tub. Please call or email us if you would like to discuss which cottages have hot tubs.

I am sure you will understand that there needs to be some rules. If you are not happy with the rules then it is best not to book a cottage with a hot tub.

If hot tub use was declined at the time of booking, we will require 5 days notice to make the hot tub available on arrival. If you decide on arrival you require the hot tub, there will be a fee to cover the additional time required for preparation.

When the water has been changed, it can take up to 8 hours to reach it operating temperature, so there is a possibility it may not be usable on the day of arrival.

A Refundable Occupancy Deposit is charged in most cottages with Hot Tubs. This is paid to the Property Manager on arrival and returned if the rules below are complied with.

Cornwall Holiday Cottages Ltd Rules

1. As most of our cottages are in villages with close neighbours, it is important that when using the hot tubs neighbours are not disturbed.
2. Our cottages are suitable for families and groups of friends who like to enjoy the peace and calm of the area. Those who are looking for party central should not book one of our cottages.
3. The hot tub must only be used between 08:00 and 22:00 hours and will not be available on the day you leave the cottage unless this has been agreed in advance by Cornwall Holiday Cottages Ltd.
4. The hot tub cover must be lowered when the hot tub is not in use to maintain its heat and to keep it clean.
5. Drinks and food must not be consumed in the hot tub.
6. On departure the water should be clear and there should be no sand or other debris in the hot tub.
7. Instructions from the hot tub maintenance company on how to look after the hot tub during your stay must be followed. This involves checking the condition of the water daily and adding any chemicals that are required.
8. You must shower before using the hot tub, especially if you have applied sun tan lotion or have been on the beach. Fake tan should not be used as it will discolour the water. If the water is discoloured or there is sand/debris in the bottom of the hot tub, there will be a cleaning charge made.
9. Children under 10 are not allowed to use the hot tub.
10. Daft as it may seem, we also have to state that pets may not go into the hot tub.
11. When entering and leaving the hot tub, use any steps provided and any designated paths, especially over decking.
12. If there are any problems with the hot tub, the Property Manager must be immediately informed and if they are not available, Cornwall Holiday Cottages Ltd must be informed.
13. By booking a cottage with a hot tub, you are agreeing to our Hot Tub Conditions of Use and conditions set out in our Terms of Business.

General Advice regarding the use of hot tubs

1. During pregnancy soaking in the hot tub may cause damage to the foetus so contact your doctor for advice before entering the water
2. People with skin, ear, genital or other body infections, open sores, or wounds should not use the hot tub because of the possibility of spreading infection or irritating your condition
3. Never use the hot tub while using or after using narcotics or other drugs that may cause sleepiness, drowsiness or raise/lower blood pressure
4. At 39-40C limit your time in the hot tub to a maximum of 20 minutes as extending this time can affect your inner organs and cause fever like conditions. At 36-37C this time can be extended as this is body temperature and there is no risk
5. Do not immerse your head in the hot tub water. This increases the risk of infection and can heighten the dangers of drowning due to suction below the water line
6. Never use the hot tub alone
7. Take care when entering and leaving the hot tub. When leaving the hot tub leg, muscles may be relaxed enough to make you unsteady
8. Never use glass near/in the hot tub as broken glass can cause a risk to people in bare feet and is very difficult to see within the hot tub water
9. Do not use any electrical appliances near/in the hot tub
10. If any fault or damage occurs with the hot tub please contact a member of our team at the earliest convenient moment
11. Persons with heart disease, diabetes, low or high blood pressure, or any serious illness should not enter the hot tub without prior consultation with their doctor
12. Parents are advised that the hot tubs are not suitable for children under the age of four and to warn their children not to allow water in to their mouths as this can cause infection and illness
13. The heat of the hot tub water speeds up the effects of alcohol and can cause sleepiness, dizziness and unconsciousness
14. Shower with soap and water before and after using the hot tub. Showering before use washes away many of the common skin bacteria and removes lotions, deodorants, creams etc which reduce the effectiveness of the spa sanitizer which disinfects the water
15. Never allow children to use the spa or hot tub unsupervised and when not in use, make sure the cover is on and secured
16. Avoid using the hot tub immediately after a heavy meal
17. Avoid entering the hot tub water immediately after exercising as the water temperature can affect the heart rate
18. Take care on the decking/hot tub steps as water from the tub can cause it to be slippery
19. If any allergic reaction occurs leave the hot tub and rinse off in the shower. If the reaction persists contact reception or go to a local doctor or A&E
20 . Do not turn hot tub isolation switch off as the hot tub's power needs to be turned on to carry out the cleaning cycles
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