Installing Indoor Hot Tubs

Most people love to soak and relax in the interior surroundings of their homes and therefore choose to install indoor hot tubs. However, the installation of indoor hot tubs can be quite challenging compared to the outdoor hot tubs. Ever since ancient days, civilizations have discovered the health benefits of soaking in hot water tubs and even today hot water tubs and spas have multifarious health benefits. It is known to soothe and rejuvenate the body and the mind.

This is a guest post

Indoor spas and hot tubs have many advantages over the outdoor hot tubs. Indoor tubs are easy to use and offer better privacy. Although most people prefer to install hot tubs outdoors there are many others who choose to install these tubs in their homes. It is then quite essential to consult a builder or qualified architect to install these tubs inside with professional assistance. There are many factors to consider while installing these tubs inside homes and spa facility centers.

Things to Consider before installing indoor hot tubs

installing-indoor-hot-tubs

Size and shape of the hot tub: It is essential to consider the size and shape of the hot tub before installing it indoors as it requires considerable amount of space for installation. It is also essential to buy hot tubs from reputed and reliable dealers.

Flooring: Another important factor to consider is the flooring of your home or indoors. It is essential to avoid slippery floors and choose good flooring materials such as non-slip and matt finish floors. Wet floors can be quite dangerous. Moreover, the area should be well-ventilated to prevent the growth of mould and rot. The floors need to be strong enough to support the hot tub as it is quite heavy. The hot tubs need to be supported well so that it will not fall off. It is also essential to obtain the services of an electrician to wire the hot tubs. The floors should be easy to clean and drain.

Water source: A convenient water source is quite essential to fill the hot tub with water.

Maintenance: Hot tubs should be maintained well with hot tub chemicals as these tubs are prone to bacteria and germs. There are various types of spa chemicals made available through online stores at various price rates. Hot tub filters should also be cleaned and maintained regularly.

Ventilation: While installing hot tubs indoors, there must be proper ventilation. Strong vent fans should be installed to dry up the room quickly and eliminate moisture. But it is essential to install quiet fans at the right location for best results.

Odorless chemicals: It is essential to use odorless chemicals to clean your hot tub, as the odor of some chemicals can fill the entire home causing irritation and inconvenience to others.

Indoor hot tubs can be installed with the assistance of a good contractor as this can be a very complicated job. Safety is also very important, so if you’re doing this as a DIY Project you should plan on budgeting for professional building help, especially for the measuring and installing.

Thanks for sharing this article Facebook Twitter Delicious StumbleUpon Digg

 


About Anne

Anne Lyken-Garner, the owner of DIY Projects is the published author of the inspirational memoir, Sunday's Child (available on Amazon). She's also a freelance writer, blogger and editor. She writes for, and manages 4 blogs. See how Anne can help you with editing your site at the Hire an Editor page above.

, ,

12 Responses to Installing Indoor Hot Tubs

  1. James July 9, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Hi Anne, your post has come to my rescue at the right time. I have been making plans to install a hot tub in my house, and am doing ample amount of research on it. Thanks a lot for sharing these tips, I will definitely take them into consideration.

    • Anne July 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

      I’m glad I could help, James. Hope it all goes well with the installation.

  2. Karlon July 8, 2013 at 3:49 am #

    Maintenance is the biggest question which needs to be answered while having a hot tub. Many people fail to keep it well mainatined and are unable to enjoy the hot tub for long. However, those who take care from the beginning enjoy it to the last. Thanks for sharing the tips Anne.

    • Anne July 8, 2013 at 9:02 am #

      Hi Karlon, I suppose maintenance is an element in everything we do around our house. However, as you said, with something like a hot tub, I guess maintenance becomes more important because of things like wetness control and good airing practices etc.

  3. Anatoly Efremov
    Twitter:
    July 7, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    I wish I could afford something cool like indoor hot tub.

  4. Linda Bradshaw
    Twitter:
    July 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    My husband bought a used hot tub for me as a wedding gift, but we never had it installed because we couldn’t afford the increased electric bill for heating it. We ended up giving it away when we moved, having never used it.

    Now we’ve bought a different used one, because he was in an accident and is in a lot of pain, but it is not hooked up yet. We’ve had it for a year now. I am beginning to feel cursed, to always have a hot tub in the back yard, never hooked up!
    Linda Bradshaw recommends you read..Surprise find at the storeMy Profile

    • Anne July 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

      Oh dear! Are you planning on hooking up this new one indoors or outside? Maybe there’s a way to pay for the increased electric bill by cutting out something else? But I’m sure you’ve thought of that.

      • Linda Bradshaw
        Twitter:
        July 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

        I think our electric panel is maxxed out. I’m going to need to get a professional electrician out here to check it out. Challenge right now is two-fold – for some reason people around here are so darn independent that no one seems to come out and take a look and give me a price quote! Second challenge is actually paying for whatever work needs to be done! Of course I won’t know about that until I get someone out here to give me a price quote!
        Linda Bradshaw recommends you read..My family loved to play SpoonsMy Profile

  5. John from maigrir July 5, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    I really suck at installing staff. My uncle with come and help me this afternoon to help to install our indoor hot tubs Thanks for you article i wont look that fool ;)

    • Anne July 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Glad I could help :-)

  6. Peer to Peer Lending July 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Mold is one reason we’re considering an outdoor tub vs. an indoor tub. Are you concerned with the potential for mold?
    Peer to Peer Lending recommends you read..2006 Bernanke: Housing market is headed for a soft landingMy Profile

    • Anne July 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

      As long as you have ample ways of airing the room, mould shouldn’t be a problem.

Leave a Reply

This blog uses Comment Love Premium which kindly allows you to put your keywords with your name. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of [1]) All spam - and this includes comments with links - goes straight into my spam folder and deleted. They never get looked at.