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Thermostat Question
« on: July 16, 2006, 11:37:29 PM »
Hi all.  Just found this site.

My wife always said she would love to get a hot tub (over a pool) at some point.  I have one question.

She said she prefers the hot tub because it can be used year round.  But we just had some pretty sweltering 95+ degree days in NYC.

How low can you set the temperature on these hot tubs for the most part?  The last thing I want to do is jump into a hot tub in the middle of summer.  

If I could set the water temp in the hot tub to 70-80 in the summer to cool off... that would be nice.  


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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006, 12:41:49 AM »
You can set Hot spring spas to 80.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006, 07:52:51 AM »
 Our Sundance Optima also allows the temperature setting as low as 80 degrees.  
 But depending on how hot it is, and how much you run your filter cycles, it could take a long time to loose the heat.  
You might find that even on the warmest days just letting the temperature of the water go down a few degrees makes a big difference in how long you can stay in.  


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Re: Thermostat Question
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006, 08:01:22 AM »
Welcome DJ,

I am your neighbor in CT. We have used our tub every evening.  It has not been too hot. You will be surprised how nice it is, especially when the sun goes down in this heat and there is a slight breeze out.


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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2006, 12:23:03 PM »
Hey Dj,

I have a small above ground pool, and a hot tub and folks ask me which I like better.

I usually answer the Hot tub.  I'm in MA and use the tub all year round (although yes, in July and August, it's not much. Maybe once a week). But in the cooler months...forget it. It's the best.  I absolutely love being able to go outside at night, in the middle of Febuary, crack a beer and sit in the tub. Winter tubbing is fantastic.

And who says you can't have both a hot tub and a pool?  ;)  A quality Above ground pool is relativly inexspsensive. ($3K and up).  Honestly, rather than go with a $11K tub, get a 8K tub and an above ground pool.  

As far as setting the temperature down, while the control panel will let you set the heater all the way down to around 80. An insulated, covered tub of water in the sun, wont drop below 90 in the hot summer sun -  regardless what you set the temp too. You could unplug it,  but the insualted tubs are not going to cool you off like a pool.

Most folks can't get the temps under 95 in the summer.  So, don't think you'll be soaking in chilly water in the summer. IF you read these forums, you'll see a lot of folks have a hard time keeping the water temp down.  

A hot tub is great, but it aint gonna cool you off like a pool.  Just so you know.
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Re: Thermostat Question
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2006, 03:59:18 PM »
The Hot Spring has a summer mode which prevents the heater from coming on during the daily cleaning or something. Suppose to keep it cooler than running the heater during that cycle. I need to re-read the book.

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