Some hot tub owners are concerned about rising energy costs and the subsequent cost of running their hot tubs. So here are some helpful tips about how to make your hot tub more energy efficient, so that you can continue to enjoy it:
Insulation: Insulating your hot tub can help to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the water. South West Spas can add insulation to the inside of the cabinet using multi-foil or rock wool insulation. We’ll make sure the pumps are not covered because otherwise they will get too hot and fail!
Use a hot tub cover: Using a hot tub cover can help to retain heat and reduce the amount of energy needed to maintain the desired water temperature. If your hot tub cover has any rips or is heavy to lift due to water absorption, then it would be best to get a new hot tub cover.
Adjust the temperature settings: When the hot tub is not in use, lower the temperature settings to save energy.
Upgrade: If you have an old hot tub it may be more economical to buy an energy-efficient hot tub – with features such as high-efficiency heaters, pumps, and insulation – rather than upgrading the equipment.Maintain the hot tub regularly: Regularly maintaining your hot tub can help to ensure that it is running at peak efficiency and can help to identify and fix any problems that may be causing energy inefficiencies.
Check water levels and chemistry: Proper water levels and chemistry can help to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the water.
Use a solar blanket: a solar blanket can help to retain heat and reduce the amount of energy needed to maintain the desired water temperature.
By implementing these energy-saving measures, you can significantly reduce the cost of operating your hot tub and enjoy it all year round!