To not be the appeal of hot tubs!

(148 Posts)
BegoniaBampot Sat 23-Feb-13 23:00:26

They seem to be everywhere, are expensive and popular. Why do people have them, how often do they use them. AIBU to just not get it, especially living in the UK - not exactly Beverly Hills or the Gold Coast. Most gardens are surrounded by neighbours who can see your every move. Really what is the appeal and which Mnetters have them?

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-Feb-13 23:03:28

I have always thought they were really tacky, and wouldn't want one. But I will probably be accused of being jealous. grin

BrianButterfield Sat 23-Feb-13 23:07:33

I like the hot water bit but not then fact you have to sit in your back yard! I couldn't get in one with friends either - I'm British thank you and I prefer everyone to be fully dressed. They scream either "loved 50 Shades of Grey" or "wacky one on Come Dine With e" IMO.

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-Feb-13 23:09:20

They had to crane it over the neighbour's house. confused And back over again when they moved. New owners didn't want it surprisingly.

WE stayed in a hotel and got a private one with our room. The noise got our nerves, and the chlorine buggered up my hair. Wouldn't bother again.

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-Feb-13 23:13:40

They are really noisy, I forgot that.

janji Sat 23-Feb-13 23:14:36

I'm not a snob honestly but these along with those huge widescreen tvs crammed into spaces often simply not suitable scream chav and no taste!

timidviper Sat 23-Feb-13 23:15:01

Not my sort of thing at all. Makes me think, probably unreasonably, of throwing keys in a dish and having pampas grass in the front garden!

hiddenhome Sat 23-Feb-13 23:21:18

Eeew, I always imagine them to be full of 'secretions' confused

HollyBerryBush Sat 23-Feb-13 23:28:14

I'm glad I'm not alone in this!

A collegue keeps asking me round for a hot tub evening!

Not in this life time grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-Feb-13 23:28:41

Ooh you don't need to worry about that hidden you just chuck some chemicals in every day. <vomit>

LayMizzRarb Sat 23-Feb-13 23:35:02

Each to their own. I love mine. In the summer when it is really hot, I sit in mine for a while to cool down before bed and have a really good nights sleep. It has a filter that constantly cleans the water, far quicker than a public swimming pool. Any secretions are at least from my family. I try not to think about public swimming pools too much, and the kids wee and snot, and adult sweat floating around...yuk...

1944girl Sat 23-Feb-13 23:39:42

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1944girl Sat 23-Feb-13 23:50:20

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CloudsAndTrees Sat 23-Feb-13 23:50:37

One of my friends has one and she loves it. I can't see the appeal either. I have used hers a couple of times but I don't think they are particularly comfortable, and if it's not too cold to sit in then it's too hot, and either way it's cold when you get out. Especially if its not attached to your house as most people seem to have them in a log cabin type thing in the garden.

Horsemad Sat 23-Feb-13 23:53:18

My BIL has one but I won't use it - don't like them!

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-Feb-13 23:54:08

Horse do you 'accidentally' forget to take your bikini when you go? grin

Horsemad Sun 24-Feb-13 00:06:14

Nope, I just told them when they got it that I wouldn't be going in it...

They know better than to try and persuade me otherwise grin

MrsMushroom Sun 24-Feb-13 00:08:11

Gross. I hate the way people share them....oh yes, I'd love to get in a tub of warm, sweat ridden, arse juice addled FILTH with you!


Horsemad Sun 24-Feb-13 00:10:01

grin MrsM!!!

Sparklingbrook Sun 24-Feb-13 00:11:44

What do you do when you are in them? Just sit there? In a big wooden tub in your back garden? confused

LayMizzRarb Sun 24-Feb-13 00:14:07

Relax in the water watching films on my iPad, reading a book, MNetting..

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 24-Feb-13 00:15:21

I have one,its nice to use at night with a glass of wine and a good book.

Yes I always wear swimwear no I don't swing the only people who use it are family,it gets treated by the same company who deal with my pool

Backtobedlam Sun 24-Feb-13 00:19:26

Its a good place to chat...nice music in the background, mood lighting, glass of wine, and no distractions of tv, housework, phones etc. I'd never go in a public one though, water in ours is crystal clear but I've seen the one at the local pool with froth floating on it, gross.

Sparklingbrook Sun 24-Feb-13 00:21:14

So once it's delivered and filled with water does that water ever get changed?

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