Importance of NSF Certification
If you’ve ever wondered about product safety, you’re not alone. As consumers, we often take for granted that “someone, somewhere” is making sure the products we purchase are safe to use. One such organization is NSF International, formerly known as the National Sanitation Foundation. NSF International is an independent, accredited organization that tests, audits, and certifies products and systems. They also offer education and risk management.
What Does NSF Certification Mean?
An NSF certification means that the manufacturer has met strict standards and guidelines for public protection. By choosing a product that has been NSF certified, you know it has been put through extensive product testing. Everything about a product and its development has to be thoroughly evaluated before it can earn an NSF certification, which is done by a third party to eliminate potential bias. Once a product has received the NSF certification, it will be re-tested on a regular basis to make sure it continues to meet the same high standards required to maintain the certification. If the product fails to meet the standards for any reason, it will be recalled and a public notification will be announced.
Why is This Important When Buying a Hot Tub?
When shopping for a hot tub, it’s important to make sure that the brands you’re considering comply with NFS safety standards. It is important to make sure that the right equipment is being used to prevent potential health and safety hazards. The NSF certification process covers a wide range of items including filters, pumps, sanitizing systems, alarms, and drain covers. NSF also conducts annual inspections of production facilities and regular re-testing of products to confirm that they continue to comply with all requirements. They also make sure that all labeling and literature is accurate with respect to NSF certification claims.
At Recreation Unlimited, we’re proud to sell NFS certified hot tubs so our customers can relax knowing their new Cal Spas or Caldera Spas hot tub has been thoroughly tested and held to the highest safety standard. Ready to find your perfect hot tub? Give us a call at 317) 773-3545 to speak with a specialist, or come visit our Noblesville showroom.
For more information on requirements for certification of hot tubs and pools, visit the NSF International website.