How Many Gallons In A Hot Tub
If you're new to the world of hot tubs, you may be concerned about whether or not your patio or deck will be able to support the weight of a standard hot tub. You also may have just bought a hot tub and you're wondering about how many gallons it will hold to get a better idea of your future water usage.
Of course, there are many factors that go into figuring out how many gallons of water are in a hot tub, including the size, shape, and capacity.
To help you get a better understanding of how many gallons it takes to fill your hot tub, we're going to explore the various sizes so that you can prepare for the amount of water you will need to use.
Calculate How Many Gallons of Water Your Hot Tub Holds Based On Size
On average, the smallest hot tubs that you'll find from manufacturers are two-person hot tubs. Typically, two-person hot tubs will hold anywhere from 150-220 gallons of water. A standard deck should not have any problem supporting the weight of a two-person hot tub.
For those who want to take it up and get a three-person hot tub, you should expect it to hold anywhere from 200-300 gallons of water. Similar to a two-person hot tub, a three-person hot tub should be fine on a standard deck.
If you're looking at a 4-6-person hot tub, you may need to start considering some reinforcements. An average 6-person hot tub typically holds anywhere from 320-475 gallons of water. A 6-person hot tub may present challenges for those who place their hot tub on the deck depending on the number of people who are in it at one time.
How To Figure Out The Precise Number of Gallons Your Hot Tub Can Hold
There are a few ways to calculate how many gallons of water your hot tub's interior can handle.
One of the easiest ways to figure out how many gallons you'll need for your hot tub is to look at the manual.
If you misplaced the manual a while back, you can always run a quick Google search to see if you can find the amount online.
If you can't find that information, you can also calculate the number of gallons of water your hot tub can hold manually.
To get started, you'll first need to grab a tape measure.
Lastly, you can use the timed fill method. You can figure out the capacity of your hot tub and how many gallons it holds by filling your hot tub with a hose. Make sure you time the filling process so you know how long it took to fill.
Figuring Out How Many Gallons Your Hot Tub Can Hold
A few takeaways here:
We hope that this was helpful in giving you an idea of how many gallons you can expect to find in the average hot tub!