An indoor hot tub provides all the benefits of a hot tub, with added privacy. However, one of the prime considerations regarding the use of indoor hot tubs is proper ventilation. In the absence of proper ventilation, several problems such as mold, mildew and water damage may appear indoors. In addition, improper ventilation can also contribute to a rare illness called hot tub lung. Below are some tips to improve ventilation around your indoor hot tub and reduce condensation at the same time.
1. Ventilation System
A ventilation system installed along with the hot tub is crucial to controlling humidity and condensation indoors. Powerful exhaust fans or forced air systems can reduce the amount of heat and moisture remaining indoors after the hot tub has been used.
A dehumidifier can reduce the humidity in the area around the hot tub and prevent problems such as condensation and moisture absorption on the walls and floors.
3. Open Windows or Doors
Though not feasible in colder climates, opening doors and windows when using an indoor spa is a cheap and effective way of ventilation.
4. Insulated Cover
Insulated covers over hot tubs keep the heat in when the hot tub is not in use. This prevents the loss of moisture and humidity to the indoor space.
Indoors plants thrive on moisture and can reduce the humidity in the air. They are also useful in improving indoor air quality.