How to Use an Inflatable Hot Tub in Winter
Do you need an inflatable hot tub in winter? The simple answer is yes, some inflatable hot tub models work very well in the snow and cold. But beware, any hot tub that doesn’t come with a heater will be harder to heat and use. For that matter, almost any inflatable hot tub for that matter would be hard to heat in the winter months.
So which one should you get? I’ll start by telling you about the heater that should go with your inflatable hot tub. The one that works best for heating a cold tub in winter is called the 12v pump. This pump takes a standard twelve-volt battery and feeds it an electrical outlet. This connection allows the electricity to flow through the pump itself and to the battery. This setup is so simple, it’s amazing how few people install this type of setup.
A good hot tub model for winter would include a liner that also doubles as a heater. The liners are generally made out of fiberglass or metal. They’re big enough to cover the entire base of the unit and the lining material inside the unit provides an insulating layer that helps reduce the heat loss through the unit’s walls. Some models of spa liners even have insulation along the walls. They’re very effective at reducing the loss of heat through the unit’s walls, but you’ll get more bang for your buck if you purchase a heater separately.
If you don’t want to buy an inflatable hot tub for winter, you can still heat the unit. One option is to replace the liner. Other options include purchasing a new heater, installing a bottom heater, insulating the pipes that feed the heater and using an air conditioner to run it. All of these options are more expensive than simply replacing the liner.
When it comes to the pumps that run your in-line model, you have several options. Two of the most popular options are a high-pressure pump and a low-pressure pump. In both cases, the pumps are typically found in the same place as the water tank. One thing to keep in mind with in-line hot tubbing is that you must drain the water from the tank before you start the in-line process. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting water.
Another option for your hot tub setup is whether to include a cold water pump. Cold water pumps provide a higher pumping rate and they require less energy. That’s great if your hot tub is located in a location that has freezing weather conditions. However, if you plan on enjoying your hot tub season when the weather is warm, then you can always opt for a warm up or pre-heater water pump.
As far as an in-line hot tub heater is concerned, there is really only one choice. You can get either a gas or electric heater. If you’re going with a gas heater, you’ll need a heat exchanger. A heat exchanger is used to change the liquid to gas and then to liquid form. This process is called the compression. It is a very effective way to provide heating in areas where electric heaters are not practical.
Now that you know how to use an inflatable hot tub in winter, you can’t help but to desire that experience. But, you need to make sure you do your research before you decide to buy an inflatable hot tub, because you want to make sure that it will be a good fit for your needs. Whether you have a small space or a large one, there is definitely a model of tub that will suit your needs.