One way to make your spa a safer place with more convenient access is to put steps at the entrance. Leisure Concepts has spa steps that make it easier to get in and out of the tub. They are available in two different sizes and in an assortment of colors, including sand, taupe, redwood, Portobello, merlot and walnut teak.

Steps that are placed fairly close together create a better balance platform for people climbing in and out. Shifting weight from one foot to the next is harder to do when the distance and height are greater. Leisure Concepts' Smart Step products are made in the U.S. and have a rubber tread which minimizes slipperiness without hurting bare feet, wet or dry.

The Smart Step is strong and sturdy, holding up to 700 pounds. It can be left out in the weather year-round and works well for household members and guests. It has two steps, which lowers the distance between the ground and the side of your hot tub considerably. Reliable steps improve safety concerns if you find it a little challenging to lift your feet above your knees or prefer not to swing your legs over the side for entry. The Smart Step Jr. from Leisure Concepts has one step instead of two. This set-up is shorter and ideal for spas with a recessed entrance.

Keeping cleaning and chemical supplies nearby and out of sight protects children and animals from harm. The Smart Step and Smart Step Jr. both offer a storage drawer for convenience.