Apparently the state of New Jersey doesn’t like the idea of kids in hot tubs. The state’s Senate Health Committee passed a bill on October 2nd that makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 17 to use a hot tub in a commercial space.
That’s right, I said 17! Now I’ll admit that when I’m relaxing in a public hot tub and some kids come along, start splashing around, screaming, and even jumping into the hot tub, I get a little peeved. Hot tubs aren’t swimming pools and shouldn’t be treated as such. Parents who take their kids to public hot tubs have a responsibility to make sure they behave.
17 years old though?
I can understand if the law stated kids under 12 weren’t allowed, but 17 seems a bit strange. We’re not talking about alcohol and cigarettes here, we’re talking hot water. Maybe it’s just me but if I was 17 again, staying in a hotel with my parents, I’d feel pretty put out.