How expensive is it to run a hot tub?
People automatically assume that hot tubs are expensive to run and require a lot of maintenance however there is a range of factors that contribute to this answer, so it’s not that simple.
How much does it cost to run a hot tub?
Initially, when your hot tub is installed, the energy bills shoot up. After that, there will be many costs involved in running your hot tub. Depending on the surrounding temperature of the hot tub, whether it’s indoors, outdoors, winter or summer, this can all affect the cost. The part of owning a hot tub which costs the most is increasing water temperature so in the winter when it’s cold, hot tub water tends to be the warmest so, if you choose to decrease this temperature by a few degrees in the winter, the energy bills can be brought down significantly. Building a hot tub shelter can prevent you from increasing water temperature hence making it more efficient.
Your hot tub cost could be highly influenced by your energy supplier. You can keep the costs low by ensuring you are on the most cost-effective tariff. Use a comparison website to see whether other suppliers gave better deals.
Hot tub size
Typically, smaller hot tubs use less energy and cost less compared to larger 8-10 people-sized hot tubs which bump up the costs significantly. Hence you should choose a size suitable for your needs and not buy an unnecessarily large one which you know you will never fully occupy and make good use of.
Usage of hot tub
For obvious reasons the longer you use your hot tub, the more costly it will be however when your hot tub is not in use, ensure you do not turn it off as heating up the tub is what takes up the most energy. At night you can lower the temperature down a few degrees but not too much as when it is next used, a lot of energy will be taken to bump up the temperature again.
Insulation will keep the heat in and prevent energy loss. This can be done by buying a hot tub cover or having insulation at the base of the tub. Hydropool hot tubs have 2 layers of insulation which prevent them from being too costly compared to some hot tubs which only have one.
Buying a hot tub which you have to clean yourself will use more energy and be more expensive than Hydropool’s self-cleaning hot tub. The hot tub cleans itself and you are not needed to spend time and energy refilling yourself.
Buying a Hydropool hot tub
Investing in one of our hot tubs is really worth considering as we have features which minimise energy costs and ensure you are not unnecessarily wasting your money. We have the insulation, pumps and self-cleaning features all of which contribute to minimising costs. We have some available for you to try in our showroom in Addlestone, Surrey which may help make your decision easier.
The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company specialise in providing hot tubs, swim spas, pools and gazebos and have experience of over 50 years in this industry. We also 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.