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Old 11-02-2008, 03:08 PM   #1
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We are looking at putting a Jacuzzi/hot tub on our patio next to an existing bathroom and remodel the bathroom to exit outside close to the hot tub. We don't want to deal with the chemicals that a hot tub require. Are there Jacuzzi tubs that can be drained an refilled with each use? We want it to sit 4-6 people. Or is there no such thing.

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Old 11-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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Why don't you want to deal with the chemicals?

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:16 PM   #4
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Well then you won't like this.

You can fill and drain any hot tub. Most have some sort of drain mechanism.

Keep in mind that it will get real expensive for heating the water. Most tubs have more water than you would use in a half month of watering the average lawn.

You would need a very large heater to get the water up to temperature in a short time if you decided to have a tub party on the spur of the moment. My estimation is a heater of about 200,000 btu's to get the water up to temperature in 1-2 hours.

The average garden hose will do about 15 gpm so it would take about 1/2 hour to fill the tub.

Do this 5 times a month and you will have put out over a 1.5 million btu's which is enough heat to keep my house warm for 1.5 months.

Depending on the cost of your energy and the price of water you are looking at $40-$50 per hot tub party.

Starting to make chemicals look cheap?
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Well then you won't like this.

You can fill and drain any hot tub. Most have some sort of drain mechanism.

Keep in mind that it will get real expensive for heating the water. Most tubs have more water than you would use in a half month of watering the average lawn.

You would need a very large heater to get the water up to temperature in a short time if you decided to have a tub party on the spur of the moment. My estimation is a heater of about 200,000 btu's to get the water up to temperature in 1-2 hours.

The average garden hose will do about 15 gpm so it would take about 1/2 hour to fill the tub.

Do this 5 times a month and you will have put out over a 1.5 million btu's which is enough heat to keep my house warm for 1.5 months.

Depending on the cost of your energy and the price of water you are looking at $40-$50 per hot tub party.

Starting to make chemicals look cheap?
Thanks for the facts...totally impractical. Our main problem is this. We have 1 1/2 baths. We need 2 full baths, ie another shower. The 1/2 bath is off of the family/game room, oposite side of the house from the bedrooms. We thougth a shower there would be strange, but if we put a jacuzzi there it would give purpose to the shower off of the game room.
Back to the drawing board.
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Agree with others. The expense of the chemicals is minor compared to refilling and heating the tub every time you want to use it. Talk to your local pool/hot tub dealer about using a non chlorine algicide such as "Pristine Blue". Besides eliminating the incredilby strong chlorine smell that most hot tubs have ( usually the result of the generally accepted pool/spa idea that more chlorine is the answer to everything), it is an easy product to maintain, although it is a little more costly than chlorine.

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