The answer really depends on the type of hot tub that you invest in. The right insulation, for example, will play a big role in whether a hot tub is energy efficient and you have a choice over the type that you choose when you buy your hot tub. Some models offer insulation that is patchy at best in terms of performance while others use technology that was developed by NASA. Hydropool is one of the most energy efficient hot tubs out there thanks to the key features of its design.
What makes hot tubs energy efficient?
- The filtration system. Some self-cleaning technology systems are incredibly energy efficient and others not so much. Hydropool’s self-cleaning technology, for example, filters 100% of the water in the hot tub every 15 minutes. This ensures that you don’t need to have the hot tub on for an extended period of time to achieve a clean, as is the case with many other models. That’s why this type of self-cleaning technology is so energy efficient.
- The quality of the cover. The right type of hot tub cover will help to trap the heat inside the hot tub and keep the cold out. Where you don’t have a robust cover in place this can be one of the primary reasons why a hot tub requires a lot of energy to function effectively. Look for a tapered locking safety hardcover, one that is designed to lock in heat and which has key details, such as insulated baffle in the fold area.
- The insulation. Another key part of the energy efficiency of any hot tub is the level of insulation that is built into the design. Hydropool has turned to NASA design in order to insulate its hot tubs, with triple thermal shield technology (on the pipes, cabinet and floor of the hot tub) that fulfills a number of different functions. The aluminium foil side of the thermal shield insulation reflects heat back into the hot tub, for example, while the back side absorbs heat that could escape through the pipes.
- Heat exchange technology. Hot tubs that make use of waste heat are far more energy efficient and cost less to run. Hydropool uses heat exchange technology that takes the 1.5kw of waste heat created by each pump and reflects that heat back into the hot tub cavity thanks to the triple thermal shield blanket.
- Low energy pumps. The pump technology in a hot tub can also make a big difference to how energy efficient it is. Look for one that can produce a high flow rate with low energy output.
- Energy efficiency standards. When you’re choosing a hot tub and looking for impressive energy efficiency, don’t forget to look at how that model is ranked when it comes to stand by wattage and energy efficiency - Hydropool, for example, is ranked in the top three.
Energy efficiency is a key component for getting the most out of your hot tub and these are some of the features that indicate the right model to choose. We offer servicing and post-sales care for all of our customers to make sure that our customers get the best out of their hot tub. We are proud to have a multi-award-winning showroom located in Kent, so please come down and try out our huge range.