Hot tubs not affected by hose pipe bans
Following the issuing of a joint press release between a number of water authorities, the messages being given in the media are inaccurate compared toÂ current legislation and so the British Swimming Pool Federation (BSPF) are in urgent talks with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to ensure the correct messages are given out by water authorities.
The BSPF acknowledges the issues being faced by a number of water authorities who are experiencing lower than average rainfall patterns for the last number of years. However the introduction of the temporary Water Use Ban (Hosepipe Ban) appears to have led some of the water authorities to suggest that hot tubs are classified the same as swimming pools which is factually incorrect.
In fact,Â hot tubs are not affected by prospective hosepipe bans andÂ will still be allowed to be topped up and refilled even under a ban.
Â For current information about relevant legislation click here.