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Can I run my hot tub with most of the jets missing?

We purchased a house last year that came with an older hot tub, the one I referenced in this previous question. I ran it all winter long, and gradually a bunch of the jets popped out; 24 of them overall (2 large, 5 medium and 17 small), which is probably most of them. [more inside]
posted by Koko on Sep 1, 2015 - 4 answers

rookie homeowners

Is asking questions of the previous owner of one's new house a thing that people do? [more inside]
posted by Koko on Sep 15, 2014 - 21 answers

Soak it in

Now that there's a teeny bit of fall briskness in the air, I'm renewing my search for a gym in downtown DC with a hot tub. Google tells me this doesn't exist, but I'm hoping you all can prove Google wrong. Alternately, I'd love to find a non-skeezy other kind of place to use a hot tub now and again. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 15, 2014 - 8 answers

Spa with private hot tubs in NYC

Spa with private hot tubs in NYC? Looking for an equivalent to Watercourse Way in Palo Alto, CA, which rents out private rooms to individuals or small groups that feature hot tubs and showers.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Dec 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Hut tub filter.

If you own/ed a hot tub (or close with someone who has), what do you wish that you'd known or done differently before hand? [more inside]
posted by nobeagle on May 13, 2013 - 15 answers

Build-it-yourself wood hot tub - crazy?

Build-it-yourself wood hot tub - good weekend project for an amateur, or more difficult than that? [more inside]
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Sockpuppetry on May 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Monitor hot-tub temperature while away? any solutions beyond upgrading my system?

Monitor hot-tub temperature while away? any solutions beyond upgrading my system? [more inside]
posted by audio on Nov 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Wood-fired hot tub owners, lend me your ears…

I live in Europe (specifically Luxembourg) and would like to buy a 4-person tub, but would be interested in hearing more on what it’s like to own and run one of these things. I’m thinking I’d fire it up it once or twice a week in the winter, so I can soak after mountain biking and chill with the family (we've 3 little boys). Can you tell me about water usage, wood usage, heating time, draining, lighting, cleaning, icing up and over-heating, smoke, paddles, lids and covers, seats and steps, concrete bases, summer time plunge pool usage, whether your family and friends enjoy using it, safety, getting from house to tub, any other things I need to think about. How often do you use yours and for how long do you generally soak? Are you in general pleased with it? Thanks This previous question answers some of my own, but I'm specifically looking at simple wood fired tub usage.
posted by guy72277 on Jan 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Where (nearish San Francisco) can I sit under a beautiful star-filled sky in a hot tub, or similar atmosphere?

Live in San Francisco and have 12 days to spend at the end of this month (January). I want to sit in a hot tub and stare up at a beautiful sky. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by davezor on Jan 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Hot Tub Anniversary?

This question but for NYC midtown. Coming up on an anniversary and need to escape our apartment and find a room with a hot tub! Preferably without selling a kidney. Super bonus points if you can also recommend a place to buy super-soft women's PJs in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on Nov 29, 2011 - 1 answer

which spa room fixtures help a cold

I'm feeling sick with a typical cold. Slight fever, sore throat, stuffed up nose. I have access to a private sauna, steam shower and hot tub. Given that I don't need to worry about exposing anyone else, would any of or combination of these help alleviate the symptoms?
posted by ShootTheMoon on Aug 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Where do i find used solar-thermal collectors?

I'm building a system to heat a hot tub in Minneapolis, MN. I'm pretty handy, have worked as a solar installer (though mostly photovoltaic), have a good sense of how the system will work, have acquired the hot tub itself, and now all I need is the solar collector. [more inside]
posted by milkman on Jan 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Which hot tub accessory should I buy as a gift?

Do you have a hot tub? Do you have hot tub accessories or toys? Tell me your favorite ones. [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Jan 5, 2011 - 11 answers

How can we get 800 litres of hot water in the UK within twelve hours?

Can you recommend a way for me to heat a large amount of water quickly at a venue that does not have a reliable boiler? I am involved in a UK event where we will have a hot tub. Unfortunately we can't get access to the venue until the morning of the event, meaning that the usual 24-48 hour period to use the tub's own heater is not an option. I have sourced a few potential solutions but am hoping the hive mind will help me narrow them down or suggest others. [more inside]
posted by skylar on Sep 6, 2010 - 33 answers

Gravity is keeping me down.

I need low tech ideas to get my butt in/out of a hot tub. [more inside]
posted by thorny on Jul 20, 2010 - 17 answers

A nice long soak.

Where can me and my boyfriend go for a weekend break within 2 hours (or so) drive from London (UK) that has a big bath, a hot tub, or similar. [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Dec 27, 2009 - 4 answers

It felt great until the tingly.

After ~20 minutes in a hot tub, I get an intensely uncomfortable tingling feeling in my arms and my face and feel very... woozy and unbalanced. What is going on, and is this normal? [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Sep 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Does a hot tub affect chances of implantation?

Trying to conceive: hot tub a no-no? [more inside]
posted by pines on Aug 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Is there a scientific reason for a menstruating woman not to use a hot tub?

Is there some scientific or medical reason why a menstruating woman would be banned from a public/shared hot tub or pool? (I'm talking actual findings, not just general cultural ickiness.) [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on May 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Need to get in hot water in San Jose

Suggestions for an athletic club in the South Bay, preferably San Jose?---must offer tennis, swimming, and most importantly, a hot tub/jacuzzi that's great and at least 102 degrees Fahrenheit. All anecdotes, horror stories, etc. about any South Bay facility are most welcome. Thanks.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on May 3, 2009 - 1 answer

Low Stress Vacation

Where in Northern or Central California is a good place to vacation in late April/Early May with swimming pools, movie stars, hot springs, massage, day hikes and/or B&Bs with vacancies? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine on Mar 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Hot Tub/Spa Advice for Second Home

Considering getting a spa for an Oregon beach house and have never owned one. We don't rent the house out and family is there about twice a month in summer/fall and perhaps less than once/month in the winter/spring. Interested in advice, considerations for such a set up particularly around necessity of hiring someone for maintenance and temperature/circulation settings while we are gone. BTW, freezing is not an issue, but it does stay pretty consistently cool (50s) most of the time.
posted by jbradley on Mar 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Why calcium carbonate in the hot tub?

Why add calcium carbonate to the hot tub? [more inside]
posted by skybolt on Nov 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Waterproof sex toys?

Just got a new Jacuzzi tub. Looking for recommendations for, um, waterproof toys and other items that will help my wife and I enjoy it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I get a hot tub?

As much as it frightens me, I'm really starting to enjoy hot tubs. Would I really use one at home or am I just enjoying them during vacations? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Aug 10, 2007 - 40 answers

Why did the hot tub turn my white t-shirt blue?

Why did the hot tub turn my white t-shirt blue? [more inside]
posted by iguanapolitico on May 21, 2007 - 14 answers

SpaFilter: Jacuzzi, CalSpa and L.A. Spa -- what are the qualitative differences?

SpaFilter: Jacuzzi, CalSpa and L.A. Spa -- what are the qualitative differences? [more inside]
posted by frogan on Mar 31, 2007 - 1 answer

How do I search for hotels with in room hot tubs?

How do I search for hotels with in-room hot tubs? [more inside]
posted by mrgoldenbrown on Feb 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Is this free hot tub worth the effort?

Are the discoloration marks in this hot tub signs that the fiberglass is rotten? [more inside]
posted by GeneticFreek on Sep 26, 2006 - 3 answers

My hot tub drained for no apparent reason. What happened?

My hot tub drained for no apparent reason. What happened? [more inside]
posted by frogan on Sep 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Can our deck support the hot tub we ordered?

We're taking delivery of a new hot tub today and I'm not wholly sure that our deck is strong enough to support it.
Is there a simple way to to check that the deck can withstand the weight? (MI) [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Jan 21, 2005 - 13 answers

Natural hot tub cleaning supplies?

Hot tub/Spa question: I know about chlorine and bromide based solutions for keeping a clean hot tub. Is there an alternative that is more natural and relies less on nasty chemicals? One friend has suggested saltwater, but I'm skeptical. Anything else I should be thinking of?
posted by vacapinta on Sep 19, 2004 - 7 answers

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