Anyone who had a hot tub or has one?

  1. Do/did you use it a lot? Which season's did you use it? Was it a lot of maintaince? How do you choose one? And any more input would be great!
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  3. by   karenG
    a hot tub............in london! :roll

    only if you are really rich!! so go on...tell me more about hot tubs- they sound good!


    Karen
  4. by   H ynnoD
    Our friends got alittle 4 seater thats on wheels and you can move it where ever you want.They say its easy to maintain and use it whenever.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    I used to have to clean the hot tub every day when I worked for a physical therapist - yuck (that is one of the jobs I forgot on the jobs thread - oops). I can only stay in one for a few minutes . . too hot for me or something. So it would be a nuisance as I wouldn't use it much.

    Lots of people swear by them though . .
  6. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by askater11
    Do/did you use it a lot? Which season's did you use it? Was it a lot of maintaince? How do you choose one? And any more input would be great!
    My parents got one after I moved out. Isn't that always the way it works! They loved it and I would use it when I visited. It was a four seater and required very little maintenence since they kept it covered when it wasn't being used.
    Check out one of those pool/hot tub "super stores" if you have one near by. They usually stock models in all different sizes.

    Have fun!
  7. by   Shamrock
    What we have is a jacuzzi tub. Much like a hot tub, but for one.
    Is 6 foot long and LOTS of jets and settings. Is one of the
    best improvements we made when we remodeled! I love it.
  8. by   Shamrock
    Whoops, wrong button and here I am again.
  9. by   zudy
    we have a jacuzzi that is out on the deck. We left the cover off one nite, and the next day there was a dead squrrell in it! Yuck! I said we should just throw in some veggies and have a stew, but no one would go for it.
  10. by   iliel
    Originally posted by twarlik
    My parents got one after I moved out. Isn't that always the way it works! They loved it and I would use it when I visited. It was a four seater and required very little maintenence since they kept it covered when it wasn't being used.
    Check out one of those pool/hot tub "super stores" if you have one near by. They usually stock models in all different sizes.

    Have fun!
    Do we have the same parents?!? Mine did that too!
  11. by   Huq
    I have had a hot tub for quite a few years now and hate to think what I would do without it.
    Sits on a deck just outside my bedroom (great for skinny dipping) with a gazebo covering. In the winter I cover it with plastic and it becomes a haven for ferns and other delicate plants.
    Very little maintenance, but should you get a crack be prepared for a costly repair job.

    Caution: Extremely addictive!!!!!
  12. by   gwenith
    I dunno - talking of skinny dipping and cracks

    A jacuzi in on my "one day" plan for my unit. One day when I have enough money I will totally remodel the bathroom/laundry and have a corner jacuzi with a BIG corner vanity basin the other corner with the "laundry" section tucked away behind a retractable wall.
    Ah! Well! one day!
  13. by   mattsmom81
    I like those old fashion deeper hot tubs vs the shallow ones seen today. Anyone know of a manufacturer who still makes the old deep tubs? I'd LOVE one!!
  14. by   BadBird
    We bought our second jacuzzi this year and LOVE it!!! Our first was just a 3 seater and it suited us at the time but this time around we bought a 6 seater, really deep, tons of jets. You should have seen me at the home show, I climbed inside of every one and decided on which one was just right, deep enough, wide enough, jets in the proper places, etc... We built a sunporch around ours and enjoy it rain or shine, I can't wait until winter. As far as maintenance, I clean the filters every week, just take them out and hose off, I drain the water every 3 months, other than that I just maintain the bromine tablets and check the ph, adjust as necessary, really easy. The benefits are great, sore muscles and aches seem to disappear and I love the alone time with hubby.

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