Monday, January 07, 2008
The Cold Water Grows Warmer
Hot tub is fixed, hooray!
As I suspected, it was the heater element, and -- wonder of wonders! -- they had one in stock.
It is not an inexpensive part; however, there is no way around it.
The tub is 110/electric, and it warms up slowly -- at a little over two degrees F. an hour. So starting at ambient temperature, it'll be tomorrow afternoon before it's ready.
There are many inventions that have made life better for humankind; hot water on tap is high on my list of them, and a tub full of it in which to soak is worth much. I've come up more than a few ideas for stories and books whilst soaking out there on the back deck, not to mention how it works the kinks out of aching muscles.
This is the second of these things we've owned. The first, Conan the Hot Tub, lasted for fifteen years, and was still running when we packed it off to my son -- it was large, seated six or seven, and we wanted a smaller one.
Worth every penny.