Cindy Guenther
Cindy Guenther
  • Hometalker
  • Montgomery, TX
Asked on Jun 22, 2013

WHAT TO DO WITH A OLD HOT TUB?

White Oak Studio DesignsYair SpolterJeri Cleveland
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HAVE A OLD 3 PERSON HOT TOB THAT DOESN'T WORK AND COST TO MUCH TO FIX. HOW TO RECYCLE IT?
8 answers
  • Jeri Cleveland
    on Jun 22, 2013

    My sister is using hers as a planter for her veggie garden. It's a perfect height for no bending. Her husband rigged a board that stretches across the tub with a sprinkler on it to make watering easier, too. It's located on her patio in CA and is protected from the heat of direct sunlight, yet gets enough light to have a flourishing garden.

  • Jeannine Maranchuk
    on Jun 22, 2013

    If it doesn't leak maybe sink it into the ground as a pond?

  • Yair Spolter
    on Jun 22, 2013

    @Jeri Cleveland that sounds awesome! Can you ask your sister to post some photos here on Hometalk? I'd love to see it.

  • Jessie
    on Jun 22, 2013

    when I purchased my 100 yr old home there was an old fiberglass hot tub on the property, we dug a hole placed the fiberglass tub in the ground and lined it with pond liner. I added rocks and and plants and an above ground filter adding fish was the last step. We love it.

  • Val Roche
    on Jun 22, 2013

    Suggest you Google up ""recycling old bathtubs and sinks " for some fantastic ideas

  • Jeri Cleveland
    on Jun 23, 2013

    Yair, I will see if I can get her to send a picture. She's in CA, I'm in WA, otherwise I'd take it myself!

  • Yair Spolter
    on Jun 24, 2013

    Thanks @Jeri! You can also invite her to HT here: http://www.hometalk.com/member/import_friends.php

  • White Oak Studio Designs
    on Jun 25, 2013

    Along the same line, I'm about ready to have a hot tub cover to "recycle." I HATE the though of putting it in the landfill. Any idea of how to turn this into something productive? The only thing I can think of is a "umbrella" for our chickens! I wondered if the hot tub base could somehow be used as a raised garden bed? Or maybe a large animal watering trough (if it does not leak)?

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