Outdoor hotub experiences

#21
FFS don't invite Eddie Murphy round. When he gets near a hot tub the James Brown impressions just never stop.

 
#22
Mrs is making noises about keeping up with the Joneses and getting an outdoor hot tub. Would be one of those inflatable ones ( I don't own half the lake district and use Ferraris as golf buggies)
# I'm quite against the idea.
Anyway though... anybody here have experience of them? I'm aware of the water chemistry aspects and need to maintain certain parameters -but my water chem experience is largely confined to maintaining a brackish fishtank with pufferfish in it.

In short..are they more trouble than they are worth?

Cheers.
Aren't mosquitoes a nuisance in your loc?
 
#23
I saw a telly prog last week about them. The inflatables are more bubbles rather than jets and are not necessarily heated. It's a bit of you get what you pay for so do some research ... Are you going to use it constantly if you go budget end or will you if you splash out ?
That's a good point. I wonder if @supermatelot could hire a portable hot tub to try it out at that location. Examples:

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Hyr / Köp vedeldad badtunna på släpvagn | Stockholm

In Sweden it sounds like hire a bad tuna! Tres nifty! pmsl :joker::lol:

A quick Google search found this in UK Wood-fired Hot Tubs | Luxurious Cedar Hot Tubs & Saunas |UK-wide Hot Tub installation which may be of interest for arrser's in UK.
 
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#26
I did a fair lady of med hat in a hot tub in a med hat winter (not a plastic pool) and it was ace.
Not that I give a shit about whoever started this thread, I enjoyed pissing in it though.
 

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#29
Believe advice on outdoor water installations is available from a Mr. Barrymore.
 

Gout Man

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#30
I have a 6 person softub - it doesnt have a heater (uses pumps/friction/insulation) to heat up to a max of 104 degrees. Costs about $5 a month in electricity and I chuck in half a cup of sanitizer and shock after each use.

Edit- mine is hot constantly, no run up time needed.
Do you live in Malibu? It's a bit chilly in the UK.
 
#31
Mrs is making noises about keeping up with the Joneses and getting an outdoor hot tub. Would be one of those inflatable ones ( I don't own half the lake district and use Ferraris as golf buggies)
# I'm quite against the idea.
Anyway though... anybody here have experience of them? I'm aware of the water chemistry aspects and need to maintain certain parameters -but my water chem experience is largely confined to maintaining a brackish fishtank with pufferfish in it.

In short..are they more trouble than they are worth?

Cheers.
Tell her that if she wants to look like a pikey, she should get one. Why doesnt she spring (I am hilarious) for a trampoline as well?

Steer well c;ear mate. Your friends will piss in it.

Plus what @Tappet said
 
#34
#36
Mrs is making noises about keeping up with the Joneses and getting an outdoor hot tub. Would be one of those inflatable ones ( I don't own half the lake district and use Ferraris as golf buggies)
# I'm quite against the idea.
Anyway though... anybody here have experience of them? I'm aware of the water chemistry aspects and need to maintain certain parameters -but my water chem experience is largely confined to maintaining a brackish fishtank with pufferfish in it.

In short..are they more trouble than they are worth?

Cheers.
So your missus has found swinging and is trying to break you in gently..
 
#37
If you like messing about run it from a 12v Webasto thermotop C diesel heater running on kero as it's cheaper than running from the electric heating element our blow up one has 3kw heating element butv the webasto is 5.2kw so should heat up within 12hrs instead of 24 using the element
Here's a question for you: Have you installed one of these Webasto's?

I am going to need an on vehicle hot water facility later in the year, or early next year and looked at these as a possible solution. Do you know if they are easy to install and set up?

One of these type of things ===> Webasto Thermo Top C w/ SmarTemp Coolant Hearter Diesel Heater 12V 5KW 1311551A | eBay
 
#39
Fair few years ago when the inflatable cheapo things appeared one of the neighbours had one in the back garden. Somehow it got a puncture & deflated overnight. A decent suppressed air rifle can do that. Apparently.
 

ugly

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#40
I had a dip in one at a mates place last month, it was like a hot outdoor bath, nice enough!
 

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