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    • looking_forward
    • By looking_forward 3rd Jul 17, 12:27 PM
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    Hot Tub location
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    • 3rd Jul 17, 12:27 PM
    Hot Tub location 3rd Jul 17 at 12:27 PM
    I am not sure if I have the correct location for this - if not apologies .

    I have an issue regarding noise form a neighbours' hot tub

    Last year one of our neighbours had a hot tub installed ,the location was by the fence at the end of their garden (some distance from their house) - however the way our houses are positioned means that this tub is much closer to our house - directly behind the fence next to our patio, garden dining table and approximately 10ft from the back French doors of our house ( lounge/tv room ) . The location of this tub has really become apparent over the last few months , on several occasions we have been sitting down eating on the patio when the jets on the tub fire up , you can't continue talking at the dining table as the noise is so loud , not to mention how loudly the neighbours in the tub have to be to talk over the noise of the tub and all this is accompanied by a smell like chlorine . It can also be heard over the television when doors are open and still heard when doors shut - this has gone on for up to 35 minutes , We have lived here for 18 years and I cannot believe an issue like this has arisen - has anyone had a similar situation and what are the guidelines regarding location of tubs. In the winter we obviously never encountered issues but now summer is here I can see this is going to get worse ,

    any input greatly appreciated

    thanks in advance
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    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 8th Jul 17, 9:09 PM
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    As hard as it is to have that chat, the longer you leave it, the harder it will be to have - "Well its been like that for 6 months, why have you not said anything so far?"
    • Moses2
    • By Moses2 8th Jan 18, 6:12 PM
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    I have the same problem except my neighbours have installed a large jacuzzi on the other side of the border fence 3 foot from our lounge and under the bedroom windows. They insist on sitting in it from 8pm til late and the noise can be heard in our house with windows closed. The council have told them they must restrict the use after 1100pm. Hotels close hot tubs at 800pm. There should be a law about location regarding these “portable” machines before one is installed next to you! They are completely anti social for your neighbours. We have tried to discuss this with our neighbours but they are not interested. Any new advice would be appreciated.
    • capital0ne
    • By capital0ne 8th Jan 18, 6:58 PM
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    Turn a garden sprinkler on just by the fence, am oscillating type that keeps on spraying just a few annoying droplets over the fence - claim your cultivating some prize flowers and they need regular watering
    • somm
    • By somm 8th Jan 18, 7:11 PM
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    I think am late, but I want to share my advice. Just talk to them! most of our problems are not big deal as we think. a talk could solve it.
    • joeypesci
    • By joeypesci 8th Jan 18, 7:43 PM
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    Hot Tubs are cool, very relaxing and we spend a lot of time in the summer outside in ours.
    We do how ever ensure we turn the bubbles off after 10pm.
    They are not that expensive to run either in our experience.

    *I suggest you either talk to them, make them aware of the noise it makes.
    *ignore it and just put up with the odd 1/2 hour of noise.
    *grow some high bushes/hedge to block their sun / or block the noise for your self.

    We think we are good neighbours, although the tub does make noise, we also put up with the neighbours dogs barking, and grandkids screaming when they come round.
    So a little give and take is best, but have a chat.
    Originally posted by dares_uk

    I hope you are using it in the winter too. They are the BEST in the winter. The best part is setting it to 40. Standing by the tub for a minute in the freezing cold then getting in. The feeling is amazing, like a cold bed dance

    Obviously at 40c you shouldn't stay in long.
    • Naf
    • By Naf 8th Jan 18, 8:15 PM
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    Hot tubs seem to be a bit of a fad, but they're not cheap to maintain properly and I bet the novelty of sitting in a communal bath in your back garden in full view of the neighbours will wear off quickly enough.

    I have a feeling that this won't be an issue next summer.
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel

    We've been enjoying ours for 3 or maybe even 4 years now. We still really enjoy going for a dip of an evening. Its a little pricey to run (though economy 7 certainly helps, but the chemical routine really isn't that bad. We quickly lost interest in the bubbles, though, and putting the pump on a foam cushion reduces the hum, so hopefully we're not causing the neighbours any problems.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Jan 18, 8:38 PM
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    Any new advice would be appreciated.
    Originally posted by Moses2
    The nuclear option is to grow a good amount of comfrey, ostensibly to provide tomato fertilizer for your garden.

    Next, buy a tightly-lidded water butt and position it on the opposite side of the fence or wall from where noise usually emanates.

    Harvest your comfrey leaves, place them in the butt and top up with water. Leave for a few weeks and mother nature will do the rest.

    Then, when anti-social noise happens at unsuitable hours, simply remove the lid of the butt, give the mix inside a stir and retire immediately to a safe distance. The stink of the stuff is worse than the toilets on Day 4 at Glasto.

    This worked for me on a couple of occasions with neighbours who partied late on warm evenings, drinking wine, laughing and shouting, keeping my kids awake. They always assumed it was their drains.

    What's more, you'll get great tomatoes and never need to buy any more Tomorite. Very MSE.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
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