Houseboat On-Board Water Systems

Houseboat On-Board Water SystemsAll Forever Houseboats come equipped with several water management systems, all designed to help make sure you have enough clean water throughout the duration of your trip. These systems are convenient and provide a visual display of how much water is available for use. Your houseboat instructor will explain the functions and limitations of this system prior to departure. 

Fresh Water
The fresh water tank on houseboats provides clean, filtered water for the sinks, showers, dishwasher, and ice makers; the size of the tank varies per houseboat type. There is a water gauge on the helm to check your supply levels. If you are running low, you will need to head to the marina for a fill-up, however, careful water use within your group can help you avoid needing to fill-up again.

The tank has its own filter and the pressure and flow are controlled by two fresh water pumps. You can control the water pressure with a switch on the 12-volt panel at the helm for the water pumps. The switch has three positions with the center position being "OFF". Use this position when you don't need water. You can turn the pumps on by switching either direction. There is limited water pressure so don't try to use too many faucets at once.

Waste Water
Waste Water
All of the sinks, showers, and toilets on your boat drain into a common waste holding tank and the capacity of this tank will vary depending on your houseboat type. None of your wastewater goes into the lake, rather, this tank is emptied back at the marina when you return. Conservation is very important to avoid filling up your tanks too quickly. A gauge at the helm will show tank capacity and "Tank Full" warning lights will alert you to the need to have your tank pumped out sooner.

Marine Toilets
It looks similar to a normal toilet, but you will find that there are some big differences in how marine toilets work compared to one at home. The marine toilet on your houseboat draws water from the lake for flushing, then the water is discharged into the same tanks that all of the sinks and showers drain into. This way the lake is kept clean from waste.

Simple steps to help conserve your fresh water supply and make it last for the whole trip:

  1. Don't leave the water running when you are washing, brushing your teeth, or shaving
  2. When showering, turn the water off while lathering up
  3. Use the dishwasher with a full load as opposed to washing dishes in the sink
  4. Make sure your whole crew is "on board," and knows what to do

*Conservation is also very important to avoid filling up your waste holding tank too quickly.

The Wet Slide

The Wet Slide
Many houseboat models come equipped with a water slide for added fun on your trip. Before use, you'll push the button on the top of the slide to get the slide wet. A pump draws water from the lake while pressing the button and once you release it, the water will stop running.

Hot tub
If your houseboat features a hot tub, you will be happy to know that it has its own water system. This system fills and drains into a separate water tank. It will take at least 4 hours to heat your hot tub, so remember to plan ahead. The houseboat instructor will review your boat's specific hot tub system during your orientation.

 

Secret Fall Special

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Secret Fall Special

If you are looking for a great special for your next houseboat trip, then our Secret Fall Special is the one for you. This call-in special gives great houseboating discounts for Early Boarding, Houseboat Fuel, or off the total Houseboat rental price. With this special savings, there's never been a better time to start your outdoor adventure with a houseboat rental from Forever Resorts.

 

 

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Forever Resorts' American Heroes Discount

Veterans receive a $200 discount off of their houseboat rental and/or a 10% discount off powerboats, personal watercraft, and other small boats.

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Forever Resorts' American Heroes Discount

To obtain this discount (credit before taxes), renter must present valid documentation upon arrival and check in. (Not required to be the primary name on the invoice)

  • Any Forever Houseboat Model In The Fleet
  • Any Time!
  • No Blackout dates!
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Cannot be combined with other specials or offers. Offer expires on December 31, 2017. All other Houseboat Rental Terms and Conditions Apply.

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