Capacity of whirlpool tub relative to hot water heater capacity
Posted by lexrn on May 12, 2003 at 00:31:05:
I have a 52 gal hot water heater and I'm looking at an American Standard two-person whirlpool tub with a 78 gal to overflow and a minimum operating volume of 69 gal. It seems that my hot water heater is quite inadequate for this size tub so I'm considering a smaller tub with a 59 gal to overflow and a minimum operating volume of 48 gal. I would buy a larger heater but it seems crazy to constantly heat that much water when the tub might only be used once or twice a week. I'm curious - with a person in the tub, how would you estimate the amount of water you would use? How much water does a person displace?