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When filling the tub if there is not enough hot water to fill the tub you will probably need a bigger water heater.
You can add a Bath Heater to your tub if the water is cooling down too quickly while you are using it however, a Bath Heater will NOT heat the water. They will only maintain the water temperature you start with.

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