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Portable Hot Tubs

Portable hot tubs can provide many of the features and benefits of their permanantly installed counterparts, without many of the costs and hassles. The can are usually much more compact than a traditional installed hot tub, and can be stored away when not in use as they will pack into a very small area. Most portable hot tubs are inflateable, so take up very little space when deflated. Portable hot tubs also now come with jets and lights that were traditionally only found in the traditional style tubs.

Installing a portable hot tub

Although portable hot tubs do not technically need to be installed, the do require a certain amount of set up time to get up and operating. The first step towards enjoying your portable hot tub is to remove it from the package and find an open area where you will want it to be located. Remember that even though this is a portable hot tub, it will still weigh quite a bit when filled with water and people, so a firm base is very important. It is also important to make sure that you have an electrical outlet nearby to plug it into. For most portable tubs a standard 15 amp electrical plug will do. Most portable hot tubs will have a built in GFI breaker, but this is something to check for whenever you combine electricity and water products.

Once you have choosen the location for your new portable hot tub the set up can begin. Since all portable hot tubs are different it is best to follow the instructions that come with your purchase. A typical set up will involve laying out all the equipment. In many cases, the motor that comes with the portable hot tub can be used for inflating the walls and floors. Once your portable hot tub is fully inflated, you can attach the pump and, simply fill it with water using a garden hose. Once the tub is filled, you'll have to turn on the heater and wait for the tub to get hot. Depending on the size of your portable hot tub, and the temperature of your water, this can take a few hours. Most portable hot tubs will only allow you to set the temperature up to 104 degrees.

Uninstalling a portable hot tub

In order to uninstall or take down your portable hot tub, you basically need to reverse the steps you went through in setting it up. The first step is to drain the water out of the hot tub. In most cases there will be a drain at the base of the hot tub where you can attach a hose and have the water go where you would like it. This is especially important if the hot tub was assembled inside your home. Once the hot tub is emptied, simply detach the pump and deflate and fold the walls and floor. Your portable hot tub is not ready to be set up in it's new home.

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