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Dbardd98 05-12-2011 02:47 PM

Indoor Hot tub
 
I broke my back and want to put my portable hot tub inside my family room. The hot tub is 7' x 7'

does anyone here know how I can do this?
I know ventilation is an issues. I was hoping a horizontal window fan would work?
Do I need any special paint for the walls?

any help would be appreciated.
Dbradd98

joecaption 05-15-2011 03:45 AM

Unless the floor was designed to hold that much weight, having it inside may not be the best plan.

nealtw 05-15-2011 10:43 AM

You will need more than a window fan. There are fans made for this. Some paints do have vapour barrier qualities but as Joe points out if you have a wood floor that will be the biggest problem.

lh66 05-16-2011 10:22 AM

I can speak from experience that adding an indoor hot tub is a tricky situation

Alyssa 06-21-2011 01:55 PM

you should check your paint out. It could cause mold unless you have excellent ventilation.

hughbelle 08-18-2011 10:52 AM

make sure the surface is clean before painting it, use semi gloss not water based of course,

milljeenath 11-02-2011 03:32 AM

Down in the basement you should be very careful about ventilation, putting a hot tub in without enough ventilation will cause mildew problems.

wickworth 11-02-2011 05:09 AM

I would never put a hot tub in the livable space inside my home. Last time when i was shopping for a move-up house we i saw the seller's hot tub in his family room. The smell when we came through the front door reminded me of a chlorine-heavy, and poorly maintained Holidome.


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