Jacuzzi as Mikveh


#1

A friend has a jacuzzi, built into the floor. It is much more than 40 seah. My assumption is that it is a kosher mikveh. My question is, if it is filled from the home hot water boiler, would that, being a kli, invalidate the mikveh, or, as it is mechubar (attached to the house), not be considered a kli?


#2

Your assumption that a Jacuzzi can be used as a kosher mikva is incorrect.


#3

I know the Rav allows a swimming pool. Why is this different?


#4

It’s not different. There may be very specific scenarios in which a swimming pool or jacuzzi may be used as a mikva. Your assumption that pools and jacuzzis are kosher for a mikva is absolutely incorrect.


It needs to be 40 Sa’ah.

A person needs to be able to be completely immersed in water at one time.

According to the Nodeh Beyehuda, it needs to be the kind made specifically as a built-in. (Not just taking a tub and building it in). Not everyone agrees to this tho.

The water should come through the built-in faucet ideally. At least the initial 40 sa’ah.

Just to be 100% clear.
One would need to empty the jacuzzi completely. Then fill it as above.

Then maybe it would be OK to use a Jacuzzi as a mikva.


#5

The Jacuzzi under discussion is much more than 49 seah. It is built in. Could you deal with the issue of the home water heater? Thank you!


#6

The hot water heater isn’t the problem. That’s attached to the ground. If it isn’t, that would be dangerous.


#7

Hazakim U’Beruchim!


#8

Is this reference to men or women?


#9

Both.


#10

Just to clarify please correct me if I’m wrong So a women can use a swimming pool as a mikveh?


#11

No, there is no blanket rule that a swimming pool can be used as a mikva. Most times a swimming pool is not kosher as a mikva though there are times that a swimming pool can be used as a mikva. It depends on several factors.

Each person would have to ask their specific scenario and provide specific details in order to determine the halachah.


#12

I have often wondered whether I can avail myself of the idea of ‘going to the mikweh’ before tefillah at the gym’s jacuzzi as a mikwah (I am male). It is clean, purpose-built, well over 40 seah. There is also a large swimming pool there.

Do either or both of these work as a male mikwa in the sense that? There is the idea I heard of 9 kavim of continuous water working to avail one of the idea of being tovel before tefilla, (e.g. a shower over all the body). Is this similar to the swimming pool / jacuzzi? (No rainwater is present at all in either).

I’m unclear how the same loopholes could be used for a woman going to mikwa where it is a de’oreitha commandment with strict requirements…


#13

If you’re looking to use it for a male Mikvah, either the pool or large enough jacuzzi is fine.