And do you use it? Trying to convince someone that it is not needed and just a want for now...
I always assumed hot tube = jacuzzi. What's the difference, no jets?paredown said:We had one in a previous house--a lovely installation with a redwood deck that was totally private & off the master bedroom.
We used it a lot, so much so that we did the rough-in for a tub on the last reno, but had to dump that house before we lived in it so no tub installed.
I think there is nothing better than a good soak outside, and unlike jacuzzi tubs (that never get filled) they don't make noise that interferes with other people inside the house.
One thing that I have noticed is that you can sometimes pick them up cheap on CL, since people either love or hate them, so new owners often rip them out.
Sorry, unclear--I was thinking the Jacuzzi tubs that are installed in an interior bathroom. I've known lots of people who bought houses with them installed (maybe it was an '80s thing?)---and they all say that they have never used them because they are slow to fill, use tons of hot water from the HW tank and are deafening especially if they are in an upstairs bathroom...Plum said:I always assumed hot tube = jacuzzi. What's the difference, no jets?
Never had one, but in my mind I think i'd prefer a sauna over a hot tub.
It's hard to separate out from all the other things that get used more in winter vs summer (heat, cooking, & lights), but I run mine every day in the winter and I've never had an electric bill over $80.Love Commander said:Any idea of how much $$$ a regular sized hot tube adds to your utility bills every month during regular use?
We don't use it much in the summer, but it's great for colder weather. Ours came with the house. If you do get one, get a good efficient one with a good gaurantee as the cheap ones will break down in short order and cost more to heat and such in the long run. You'll also need a 220 outlet to hook it to so factor that into the cost.nOOky said:And do you use it? Trying to convince someone that it is not needed and just a want for now...
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I figure in cold weather it can be up to $40-50 a month for a larger tub--in the summer not so much.Love Commander said:Any idea of how much $$$ a regular sized hot tube adds to your utility bills every month during regular use?