Running costs & money saving tips for your hot tub
When it comes to running costs and money saving tips, the type of hot tub that you choose is going to have an impact on how efficient you are able to be. Some are more energy efficient than others - and some will simply cost more to run. There are a number of different factors to consider if you’re looking to keep costs down, as well as a range of steps that you can take to save money when it comes to how you use your hot tub.
Factors that influence hot tub running costs
- The design of the hot tub. For example, the size - if you buy a large hot tub then it will usually cost more to heat than a smaller model. Most large hot tubs will have two pumps, which is going to use additional energy.
- Frequency of use. If you’re just using the hot tub at the weekend, for example, you will use less energy than if it is being heated up for use every day.
- The temperature in the hot tub. It’s likely to cost more to run your hot tub if you’re heating it up to use on a cold winter’s day than a warm summer evening.
- The efficiency design of the hot tub. The technology integrated into the model that you choose will have a big influence over how efficient it is. For example, are the pumps in use all day or are they only required for several hours to keep the water clean? The level of insulation is also important, both around the shell’s base and the plumbing. Some hot tubs have two layers of insulation, which makes them much more efficient.
How to save money with your hot tub
- Get a good cover. Your hot tub cover should fit tightly, as this will stop the heat from escaping. It also means the water will stay warm, requiring less energy to heat it up again when you want to use it.
- Change the water less. Every time you change the water in a hot tub it essentially has to be heated up from cold, which can be expensive. A self-cleaning hot tub like a Hydropool design filters the water every 15 minutes, which means the hot tub only has to be emptied and refilled twice a year, for example.
- Approach temperature differently. For example, you could maintain a consistently lower temperature, rather than turning the temperature down when the hot tub is not in use and up again when you need it. You could also simply lower the temperature, as every degree drop will save you cash.
- Turn off extra features. LED lights, pumps, massage systems all use energy so you can turn these off if you’re looking to instantly make a difference to how much you use.
If you’re keen to reduce running costs and save money on your hot tub, this doesn’t have to be hard - these are some of the simplest ways to do it. 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.