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natural gas / spa

Snowmelt
Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,295
not steam or boiler related, my wife wants a spa for back yard. All I see are electric spa any suggestions we went a 6 seat spa.

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  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,005
    Spas are, in my mind, pretty disposable. They all have different features but, in the end, you are doing well to get 5-10 years out of one.
    It has been a few years but you used to be able to order them without an electric heater so you could run off a heat exchanger from a hydronic source.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,209
    edited August 2018
    And a "break on rise" aquastat with manual reset and a solenoid valve wouldn't be a bad idea so we won't have to come over and add carrots and potatoes.
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,005
    HVACNUT said:

    And a "break on rise" aquastat with manual reset and a solenoid valve wouldn't be a bad idea so we won't have to come over and add carrots and potatoes.

    Agreed
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,064
    how far from the boiler? Those super insulated electric versions are fairly economical to run, 25- 30 a month. Check some of the online calculators.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream