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We discussed this at my homebirth support group recently. One person suggested thinking of it this way: Could your floor withstand having 13 of your friends standing on it in the spot where the tub will be for several hours? If so, you're okay.

One couple went through this whole thing of adding reinforcing planks/beams/joists (I forget what term they used) underneath the floor where the pool would be (I got the impression they did this from the basement). They said that they ended up inadvertantly making some parts of the floor raise up. I got the impression they wished they hadn't done this.

If you are really worried about it, I wonder how expensive it would be to have a contractor or one of those people that does home inspections when you buy a house come out and give an opinion about what kind of load your floor can carry?
 
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