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I was looking at maybe just getting an inflatable hot tub for like 500.00. The one I am looking at got really good reviews. It holds about 260 gallons of water and will plug into a regular outlet. It would be a nice starter hot tub for me with a very small investment.

My question has to do with how this might work in my garage. I do not have a window or door in the garage. My plan was to just crack the garage open when I use the hot tub, and turn on a very powerful, power fan to ventilate during use and shortly after use to hopefully keep the garage ventilated.

I'm in a dry climate from what I understand; There is not a lot of humidity and the temperatures do not really get too cold.

I would probably get a humidity guage and a dehumidifier to make sure the humidity does not get too high. Is this very risky to try? What else do I need to look out for?

Thanks for your help!

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Bad idea. Every Hot Tub I've seen in a garage caused damage. Mold, peeling drywall, sagging drywall, etc... I don't see a a dehmidifier being able to keep up.

Save your money and buy a nicer used tub. Check Craigslist, and the newspaper. Many folks will give them away if you come get it. Even if you have to sink a few hundred bucks into it, you'll be in a better position from the start.

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Point taken Kurt, I didn't pay attention to where he is [:)]

I looked at a place about 6 months ago that had a small hot tub in a detached garage. They had a big ocean scene painted on the wall, and 6 large bathroom exhaust fans located above the tub. It was quite a surpize to walk into. Even with fans, still had a ceileing that needed to be replaced.

Also, do these blow up tubs have a cover? Stay hot? That just seems like a TON of moisture being pumped into a room 24/7. I don't see cracking the garage door when in use doing much of anything. I may be totally wrong, but it's hard for me to wrap my head around anything else.

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All that said, The real expense comes when you try to get someone who doesn't displace all the water out of the tub to come sit in it with you. The phrase 5 lbs of s in a 1 pound bag comes to mind.

On the other hand. It's a potable unit. Cheap, and WHY NOT. Give it a shot. Put in a good exhaust fan above or to the side and have some fun. And when that girl shows up, well you can just close the door right? And when the party is over. You have the auto opener control right there.

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Point taken Kurt, I didn't pay attention to where he is [:)]

I looked at a place about 6 months ago that had a small hot tub in a detached garage. They had a big ocean scene painted on the wall, and 6 large bathroom exhaust fans located above the tub. It was quite a surpize to walk into. Even with fans, still had a ceileing that needed to be replaced.

Also, do these blow up tubs have a cover? Stay hot? That just seems like a TON of moisture being pumped into a room 24/7. I don't see cracking the garage door when in use doing much of anything. I may be totally wrong, but it's hard for me to wrap my head around anything else.

The hot tub does have a cover and I believe that it does stay hot.

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All that said, The real expense comes when you try to get someone who doesn't displace all the water out of the tub to come sit in it with you. The phrase 5 lbs of s in a 1 pound bag comes to mind.

On the other hand. It's a potable unit. Cheap, and WHY NOT. Give it a shot. Put in a good exhaust fan above or to the side and have some fun. And when that girl shows up, well you can just close the door right? And when the party is over. You have the auto opener control right there.

Yeah the expense is no problem if it does not work out, I could just give it away to good will or something.

I would not be able to put an exhaust fan in there, unfortunately. I was really hoping to be able to give it a shot. I'm not too familiar with being able to monitor if there is damage taking place to the garage though.

You don't seem to think it's that risky to try it? How could I monitor the situation to make sure no damage is occurring?

I would much to prefer to have it in my backyard but there is an HOA here and I would have to go through a lot of trouble to put one in the back yard. The reason is because water is paid by the hoa and we all pay the same amount. My neighbor is worried it would use a lot of water. I didn't think it would really use all that much, but he is worried about a lot of evaporation. It will plug into the outlet out back (yard is fenced in).

Thanks a lot for everyone's input!

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Not disagreeing with Ben, but I wonder about how much mold one might get in the desert.

That said, hot tubs inside are unpleasant. Especially in a garage. Not exactly a Feng Shui sort of experience.

I guess it wouldn't be that great but I really like to sit in a hot tub and relax after working out. I'd be using it mostly at night between 12am and 4am.

Another option I was thinking about was replacing the tub in the master bedroom and putting in a tub that has jets.

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Not disagreeing with Ben, but I wonder about how much mold one might get in the desert.

That said, hot tubs inside are unpleasant. Especially in a garage. Not exactly a Feng Shui sort of experience.

I guess it wouldn't be that great but I really like to sit in a hot tub and relax after working out. I'd be using it mostly at night between 12am and 4am.

Another option I was thinking about was replacing the tub in the master bedroom and putting in a tub that has jets.

Now you are thinking! This would be the better of the two options and you would enjoy it more.

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