The rise in the cost of living is affecting everyone and energy prices are one of the biggest concerns for many people. When it comes to your swim spa’s running costs there are lots of ways that you can influence this. If you’re concerned about this type of expense as we move into the second half of the year towards the cooler months then here are 5 ways that you can easily reduce your swim spa’s running costs.
1. Lower the temperature in the swim spa
It’s the most obvious way to reduce costs and will save you a significant 5-10% on your bill for heating the water. You don’t need to reduce the temperature that significantly to see a difference either - just one degree can produce a much lower bill. If you find that lowering the temperature by one degree still feels good then try another - this is the ideal time to do this, as the air will be warm for another couple of months.
2. Review your filtration cycles
The filters in a swim spa have an important role to play - they reduce any build up of potentially harmful bacteria, for example, and ensure that dirt and debris don’t affect the system. However, they can be expensive to run if you’re doing this in the wrong way. So, switch your filtration cycles so that they are running at off peak times to use less energy. You can also lower the settings if you’re using the swim spa less - for example, a two-hour cycle twice a day if the spa is getting occasional use.
3. Get a cover that fits - and use it
Swim spa covers are filled with foam, which helps to trap heat and they are an essential part of ensuring that your swim spa isn’t leaking heat unnecessarily. So, make sure that you have a good cover with robust insulation that will help to trap heat. A reflecting cover protector can also help with this. If the foam insulation gets wet then its efficiency will fall quite significantly so it’s important to check regularly whether this is happening.
4. Look after your filtering system
It’s one of the most important parts of the swim spa - and also the component that can most affect running costs. Keeping it clean and maintained will have a big impact on running costs because if filters aren’t kept clean this can cause debris to build up and means that the pump has to work twice as hard to do its job and filter the water. Regularly cleaned and maintained filters will use minimum energy and keep costs low.
5. Fill the swim spa with warm water
This is one of the simplest ways to avoid big energy bills. Make sure you start with a small layer of cool water and then add your warm - max temperature 40 degrees - to fill the swim spa, rather than waiting for the water to be heated up.
If you want to reduce your swim spa’s running costs this year then these are some of the simplest ways to do it.
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