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With a simple arrangement of wood pailings strapped around the tub, Kiwitub makes the perfect garden accessary
The Babes in Fiordland team take a break
Welcome to The Kiwitub™

Kiwitub
is not a spa pool. No chemicals, electricity, pumps, or plumbing. It runs on firewood, gas, or other fuels. It uses clean fresh water or sea water. Kiwitub fits up to six people. It's very tough, comfortable and easy to transport, it even floats!


'Kiwitub' is a New Zealand invention. It consists of a copper, brass, and stainless steel water heater connected by a couple of wide-diameter hoses to a very tough insulated plastic tub and lid. The hoses have screw and snap fittings, so the unit can break down into its component pieces for transport in just a few minutes.

TRULY PORTABLE!

Use it at home, or use it in the mountains, on snow, beside rivers or lakes, on the beach, after surfing or the athletic event; take it away on holiday or take it round to friends for Saturday night. The tub can be lifted by two good Kiwi women, or rolled along by a child. It even floats. The burner can be carried by one person, and fits inside the tub for transporting or storage. The unit will readily transport on a trailer or ute.

FAST HEATING

The water heater can use firewood, gas, or other fuels. Heated water from the burner rises into the tub and is replaced by a backflow of cooler water from the tub. Thus a constant circulation of water between the tub and the water heater is created, without any need for electricity to pump it, so the tub water gets hotter. The record so far, for fresh water using gas, starting with cold water at approx 7º C (45º F), is one hour 25 minutes to heat the tub water to 40ºC (104ºF) bath temperature. (This was in the southern winter - it's taking less than an hour in northern New Zealand.)

NO CHEMICALS OR ELECTRICITY

Kiwitub is designed to be filled and used as required. It uses just pure water, from a tap, river, lake, or the sea. This means that unlike a spa pool, there are no chemicals added and no ongoing electricity costs or need for daily adjustment of chemicals, whether you use it or not. (Spa pools keep the same water in and try and stop the growth of bacteria by chemical disinfectants and constantly circulating the water through filters, which requires pumps and electricity: Kiwitub just uses clean water.)
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