Harvesting Rainwater to Fill Your Hot Tub – A Step-by-Step Guide
So, you´ve purchased your dream hot tub from us and you´re now looking for ways to maintain it in the most cost-effective way. Keeping your hot tub in optimal condition doesn´t have to cost a fortune. Rainwater harvesting, alternative heating methods and chemical-free cleaning solutions can all help keep operational costs low. By taking a few simple steps you will be able to maintain my hot tub with minimal expense.
In this article, we will dive more into harvesting rainwater and how it´s a great cost-saving option for filling your new investment.
Harvested rainwater is a great alternative to tap water, which can contain high levels of minerals and chemicals that can be damaging to the hot tub. Rainwater harvested from roofs, downspouts or gutters is free from chlorine, calcium and other contaminants found in most municipal water systems. This makes harvested rainwater a much healthier option for your hot tub.
What is rainwater harvesting?
Rainwater harvesting utilizes natural precipitation and directs it into a large container, from which it can be drawn for use in the home such as filling a hot tub. Not only is harvested rainwater typically richer in minerals than city water, but it also eliminates the need to pay for expensive water delivery services.
Harvesting rainwater is a simple process and can be completed with basic tools and supplies. First, you will need to install the necessary equipment such as catchment tanks, gutters, screens, and filters. Once these are in place, you will then connect them to your hot tub´s fill line. You should also be sure to check the harvested rainwater for any impurities before using it in the hot tub.
Once filtered you can easily fill your hot tub without having to worry about expensive water delivery services. Filling a hot tub with harvested rainwater also provides an infinite supply of mineral-rich water that can provide added benefits to your hot tubbing experience.
Is harvester rainwater safe?
To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, it is always recommended to consult with a professional before attempting to fill a hot tub with harvested rainwater. It is important to follow the manufacturer´s instructions carefully to avoid any potential risks associated with using harvested rainwater in hot tubs. Additionally, harvested rainwater should be properly filtered and tested for any impurities before use.
Step-by-Step Guide for Harvesting Rainwater to Use in Your Hot Tub
1. Collect or purchase the necessary equipment, including rain barrels, a water pump and a pre-filter.
2. Decide on a location for your rain barrels: choose an area that is level and well-drained to prevent any potential flooding or rotting of the wood.
3. Install gutters to collect the rainwater from your roof, and make sure they´re connected securely to your rain barrels.
4. Connect the water pump to both your rain barrels and your hot tub, so that it can easily transport water between the two.
5. Install the pre-filter either directly onto the pump or onto one of the input lines of your rain barrel(s). This will help filter out debris and other contaminants before transferring into your hot tub.
6. Finally, install an overflow system so that any additional rainfall will be directed away from the house and into a storm drain.
Harvesting rainwater without an electricity connection
If the place you’re installing your hot tub doesn’t have access to an electricity connection e.g., a holiday home or shepherd´s hut, you may be wondering if it’s still possible to harvest rainwater for a wood-burning hot tub. The short answer to this is yes, harvesting rainwater for your hot tub without electricity can be a great way to enjoy its benefits while saving energy and money. To do this, you can collect the rainwater in gutter or downspout systems and store it in a large cistern, water butt or another type of container. A simple (non-electronic) filtration system should then be used to remove any debris from the harvested water before using it in your hot tub. Regularly replacing the stored water with fresh rainwater will also help prevent bacterial growth, allowing you to enjoy all its therapeutic benefits without relying on an external power source
Initial set-up costs
Setting up a rainwater harvesting system involves some initial investment, including the cost of the rain barrels, water butts and water pump, as well as installation fees. However, when done correctly, it can provide long-term savings that make this upfront expenditure worthwhile. Additionally, some municipalities offer discounts or rebates on rainwater harvesting systems which can help offset the cost of installation even further.
Harvesting rainwater is a great way to save money while also enjoying the luxurious benefits of your new hot tub. With a few simple supplies and some basic knowledge, you can easily fill your hot tub with harvested rainwater to get the most out of your hot tub experience. However, it is important to ensure that harvested rainwater is properly filtered and tested for impurities before use. Additionally, some initial investment may be necessary in order to install the necessary equipment and set up a proper rain harvesting system. But in the long run, this can provide cost savings that make your hot tub experience even more enjoyable!