Your hot tub cover is more than just a decorative piece, or something to protect the water and save on your energy bills. Your hot tub cover can also be used to protect your animals or young children from falling into the hot tub. One way to ensure this is to keep a lock on your hot tub.
1. Padlock for Safety
For some added protection you can install a small padlock on two sides of the hot tub cover and hot tub so it can not be lifted off without a key, or knowing the combination.
2. Add a Gate
Without doing any cosmetic work to the hot tub itself you can install a small fence with a locking gate near the entrance of the hot tub. Doing this you can easily prevent, and control, those who are near the hot tub itself. A locked gate can keep out small animals and children.
3. Keep Hot Tub Cover On
Any amount of locks will not work unless you keep the hot tub cover on when not in use. Make it a priority when the hot tub is not being used, that the cover will be replaced and locked. If you do have a gate, that should also be closed and locked. Safety around your hot tub should also be discussed with your children.