These days, we spend a lot more time at our homes. It can be stressful to live and work in the same place. A hot tub is a great way to relax. Hydrotherapy also, as well. You may feel tempted to make your own spa in your garage if you don't have enough space for an outdoor hot tub. Before you add it to your garage, here are some things that prospective bathers should consider.

Tips for hot tubs

There are many benefits to indoor hot tubs. One of the biggest is that you don't have to worry about the weather. You can use your indoor hot tub in any weather conditions, including cold temperatures and elements such as rain and snow. In order to avoid freezing pipes and water, outdoor spas must be maintained at a constant temperature.

There are many spa options for hot tub rooms. The portable hot tubs for sale come with everything you need to operate them. These hot tubs can be made from fiberglass, acrylic, or plastic shells and rest on a wooden, metal, or metal platform. Inflatable vinyl and latex models are also available. These are usually less expensive.

Size and Voltage of Hot Tubs

To determine how big you want your indoor spa to be, consider how many people will be using it. A standard hot tub can hold 4 to 5 people. However, if you are a party animal and have enough indoor space, you can get a hot tub that holds 6 to 7 people or more. Remember that larger tubs require more water to fill them up.

Hot tub owners must consider the amount of power their hot tub will consume. 110V hot tubs, also known as "Plug and Play," can be plugged into any standard outlet. This makes them ideal for indoor use in your basement, garage, or sunroom. An electrician is required to wire 240V hot tubs. A 240V hot tub heats up in half the time, meaning you can enjoy your spa experience much faster!

Consider indoor hot tub placement

After you have chosen the best hot tub for you, you need to consider how it will affect the space you place it( you will definitely need some extra space if you want to add a nice big LED video wall as a bonus). While the garage might seem ideal, here are some things to consider when planning your indoor hot tub space:

Insulating your Garage

Garages don't have heating systems because they are mostly used for vehicle and tool storage. It's a good idea to insulate your garage walls before installing your hot tub. If you have an attached garage unit, this is especially important. The chances are that the wall connecting to your home has been properly insulated. You'll also have less condensation on the garage ceiling and walls, which will reduce the chance of mildew and mold growth. Garage doors can also be insulated easily. To warm things up, you can add foam panels to the door's interior.

Mold & Mildew

Hot tub owners prefer to keep their tub at between 100degF and 102degF. The maximum temperature is 104degF. The hot water will create warm and moist air. Mold problems can begin when moistened air settles on the garage's drywall. Mold growth requires three things: air, moisture, and organic food sources (like drywall). The hot tub's warm, moist air rises and condenses to release moisture. This completes the mold trio! This creates the perfect recipe for Toxic, "black" mold, which loves growing on drywall. It is crucial to ventilate any hot tub or indoor pool area.

Ventilation

A garage ventilated properly can also help to prevent mold growth. Proper ventilation not just lets out steam but also reduces the chlorine smell from the tub, which can cause respiratory irritation. A window fan is a simple, inexpensive option. To create a mold-free environment, you will need to install a properly-sized exhaust fan connected to a moisture-sensing humidistat switch.

Use with caution

Hot tub owners don't want to be unable to enjoy their spa and injure themselves. Your garage floor should be non-slip such as poured concrete, stone, or textured rubber mats. A floor drain is a great idea to remove any spillage. You can even get a plush bath mat for your feet to pamper you after you exit the hot tub.

A hot tub is a great way to relax and have fun with family and friends, indoors or out. Good luck with your hot-tub project!