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How much water can a hot tub hold?

A hot tub has always been a sought after home feature, not just during the colder winter months but in the summer too. From a relaxing space to unwind to somewhere to socialise and have fun, hot tubs are inspiring and offer lots of lifestyle opportunities. If you’re considering a hot tub for your home then one of the key questions might be how much water the average hot tub holds. There are many reasons why you might want to know this and a simple way to find out.

Hot tubs and water

A hot tub can’t function without water. The supply of water is essential for the experience and this can have an impact in a number of different ways, including where you decide to place the hot tub. This needs to be a location where it’s simple and fast to fill the hot tub so that you can get straight in and enjoy. It’s also worth remembering that you will need to change the water in the hot tub regularly as part of a maintenance schedule. With that in mind, easy access to a water source that will provide the volume that the hot tub can hold is an essential part of the process of working out where to place yours. Level ground is another important consideration. Hot tubs that are situated at an angle can experience issues – as soon as you fill the tub with the recommended volume this can start to spill over the side if the hot tub is not straight. Finally, you need to know the volume of water in the hot tub to ensure that you get the balance of chemicals right to keep the water clean and sanitary.

How much water can a hot tub hold?

This depends on the make and model of the hot tub. The easiest way to find this out is to simply ask when you’re looking at your options for purchase. A small model may hold around 1450 gallons of water while a larger, family sized hot tub could require 2500 gallons of water. If you want to work this out yourself or you already have a hot tub and don’t have this information then there are two simple options for calculating the water volume:

  • Volume in gallons: Length (inches/inside) x Width (in inches/inside) x Average Water Depth (inches) X 0.00434
  • Volume in litres: Length (Meters) x Width (Meters) x Average Water Depth (Meters) x 1000.

The volume of water in your hot tub is an essential measurement that will not only enable you to ensure a safe and sanitary experience but also to make sure that you can get the most out of your hot tub at home. It’s pretty simple to work out how much water the hot tub that you want to buy can hold and once you have this information then you can make informed decisions about everything, from cleaning schedules to where to put the hot tub to make maintenance a breeze.

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