The World’s Fastest Hot Tub

Here at Pool Supply World, we come across a wide array of hot tub types. From different manufacturers to different features, we’ve seen it all, or so we had thought…

Phillip Weicker, Duncan Forster, and Alex Saegert turned to Kickstarter with one goal in mind — to be crowned with the title “The World’s Fastest Hot Tub.” The vessel? A 1969 Coupe De Ville Convertible with a “gutted” interior that had been replaced with a hot tub. Yes, you saw that right. A hot tub. The goal of the campaign was to fund the trip and racing expenses for attendance at the Bonneville Flats.

It all started in 1996 with a 1982 Chevy Malibu that would set the stage for what we now know as the “Cadillac DeVille”, or as the team called it then, the “Carpool”. In the following years to come, the Carpool became a mascot for parties and homecoming games, putting smiles on everyone it came in contact with.
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In 2001, the Carpool became a prize exhibit at the Canadian International Auto Show. At the show, representatives from the Southern California Timing Association, challenged the team to earn the title, “World’s Fastest Hot Tub”. This would be made official at the Bonneville Salt Flats later that year. Unfortunately this wasn’t the outcome for the Carpool team. By 2004, the car had run its course. Due to poor, college-funded plumbing, the chassis was ruined and the Carpool team was forced to “call it quits” later that year.

Over the last six years, the team decided to rehash their dream to claim the the title, “World’s Fastest Hot Tub”. The chosen vessel for the hot tub is a 1969 Coupe DeVille Convertible. This time around, the team improved the car, heating, suspension, controls and plumbing. The DeVille uses the original 472 cubic inch, 7.7 liter, V8 to power the car and hot tub down the track at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

The campaign was fully funded in July, surpassing their $10,000 goal. The plan was to use the funding to attend SpeedWeek at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Aug, 2014. Unfortunately, yet another mishap has prevented the team from attaining the elusive title as the “World’s Fastest Hot Tub”. SpeedWeek 2014 was canceled due to rain and flooding. Since, the cancellation of Speedweek, the team has taken it upon themselves to set there own land speed record. In August of 2014 the team set and measured a speed of 55 MPH. At the time of writing, they are still awaiting verification of the world record for “Fastest Hot Tub”.

The World’s Fastest Hot Tub
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When Kevin’s not enjoying the water himself he’s engaging himself in the wide world of pool and spa knowledge which he passes on to our customers through producing content for our blogs and website. Outside of the pool world you can find him enjoying life with friends, family and his off the wall dog Brixton.