Well, it’s important to remember that hot tubs require different amounts of water depending on things like their make, model, size, and shape. Therefore, each hot tup will vary because of these specific aspects.
But why is it important to know how much water your hot tub holds? Knowing so will ultimately help you plan out any future costs associated with your hot tub. As an owner, it’s important to know the amount of water your particular hot tub holds in terms of cleaning and chemicals.
The amount of water in your hot tub plays an important role in all the associated costs, from keeping the water clean to maintaining the ideal temperatures year-round. Furthermore, knowing the water’s contents when using chemicals is essential to ensure proper and stable pH levels.
The Size of Your Hot Tub:
The size of your hot tub will, of course, play a role in the water content. However, the typical amount of water used in the two to three-person hot tub is 150 to 200 gallons. That means you need to consider that 150 to 200 gallons of water is required to fill up your hot tub. You will also have to establish an appropriate cleaning routine for that amount of water.
A four to six-person hot tub can typically hold approximately 300 to 450 gallons of water. An eight to seven-person hot tub will have around 475 to 650 gallons. Therefore, the amount of cleaning products you use in a 3-person hot tub will ultimately be much less than what you would need to use in an eight-person tub.
Determining the Amount of Water In Your Hot Tub:
There are several methods to determine the amount of water in your hot tub. One way to figure this out is by using a calculator and tape measure. You will start by measuring the width of your tub from one side to the other. The measurement you record will be used as the width in your calculations. Of course, if the hot tub is round, you’ll record the same measurements for width and length. If the hot tub you have is not round, your next step is to take note of your length measurement.
Then, you’ll measure how deep your hot tub is by looking at the deepest and most shallow areas. You will then divide these two numbers to calculate the average depth of your hot tub. It’s best to write these measurements out in feet using decimal fractions. For instance, you should note 6 1/2 feet as 6.5 feet.
Then, you will take the numbers you’ve received and calculate the volume in your bathtub by multiplying width and length by depth. To calculate the precise amount of water in gallons, you’ll then multiply that number by 7.5.
You’ll need to multiply the number by 7.5 because width multiplied by length determines the space of the swimming pool measured in square feet. Then, multiplying it by the depth provides how much volume you can expect in cubic feet, and there are 7.5 gallons in every cubic foot. Therefore, the complete equation of Length x Width x Depth x 7.5 (L x W x D x 7.5) will give you an accurate estimate of how much water is in your hot tub.
Another method of finding this number water is going through the owner’s manual. In the complete description of your hot, you will be given this specific information. If you require further information about the amount of water your hot tub will hold, you may call your dealer to inquire about it at that time.
A variety of factors can impact the precise amount of water in your hot tub. The dimensions, shape of the tub, and the model all impact the overall water content. We recommend downloading our free buyer’s guide to find out the best way to choose the right hot tub for you.