Do you have a question about Hot Tubs For Holiday Lets?
It’s very likely to be answered here, in this question and answer session which took place recently on my Facebook page
John Corner and Philip Simpson Better Living Outdoors, otherwise known as hot tub experts, joined me. What they don’t know about hot tubs for holiday lets isn’t worth knowing.
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Here’s a summary of some of the questions posed and the answers given:
Q: Is there any legislation you need to follow if you own a hot tub?
A: Guidelines yes, legislation no. Here’s a link to current guidance << HSG282 guidance document >>
Q: Can you empty into a septic tank?
A: It’s not advised to empty a hot tub into a septic tank as it can destroy important bacteria in the septic tank. Most hot tub water will be emptied into a mains drain or onto open ground away from septic tank
Q: Is 37C the maximum recommended temperature for commercial settings, or can it be set higher?
A: The guidelines say it has to be over 30 degrees but no maximum temperature is in the guide
Q: How often should it be emptied?
A: Between every set of guests, for sure.
Q: How long does it take to empty and refill?
It takes around 20 mins to drain the spa using a submersible pump and then around 1 – 1:5 hours to refill it. The total amount of time at the hot tub should only take around 30 mins:
Five min set pump up, 15 mins to clean the spa, 5 mins to set the hose up to refill and 5 mins to test and introduce the chemicals
And it’s all about preparation if you have the right tools in place to turn the spa around it won’t take that long
A sump pump cost around £50 including the 10 metre flat hose and filling the spa up with warm water from the house means your not waiting for the spa to heat up ready for the next customer.
Q: If it’s not being used for a few days, do you still suggest to test each day or do you recommend a clean solution whilst not in use
A: If you’ve had a guest and you’re cleaning the lodge or holiday home anyway I would clean the spa as normal and get it ready for use, if not used for a few days that’s fine, a quick test of the water before the new guests arrive and they’re good to go.