Soaking in your very own luxury hot tub is the perfect way to unwind after a long day, it can be an amazing help with exercise recovery and of course if an amazing place to entertain. It is easy to think that owning a hot tub is too expensive, but with a good plan and budgeting, you will be surprised at how affordable it can be.
So let’s just go in and look at how much it costs to run a hot tub and how the costs can be kept to a minimum.
Invest in a High-Quality Hot Tub
Firstly and maybe most importantly, you need to invest in a high-quality hot tub. Not only will you receive the benefits of hydrotherapy, but you'll also experience improved peace of mind knowing that you are investing in a product that will last and add value to your home and keep running costs to a minimum.
Low quality Hot Tubs are made from very cheap materials with very insulation. This makes it very expensive to run as the spa is working extra-hard to keep the water at your ideal temperature whilst all of the heat is being wasted away. It is basically like having your home radiators on full but leaving your front door open.
Investing in a quality Hot Tub will ensure you have lower running costs with the high grade materials and insulation included.
High quality hot tubs also offer lasting value that can even increase the resale value of your home. Quality hot tubs are constructed with durable materials, so they require less maintenance and are able to stand up to harsh weather conditions.
Use Solar Power or Heat Pumps.
Installing Solar Panels on your home has always been an amazing way to lower your overall energy costs, with some homeowners slashing their energy bills by as much as 80% with the addition of solar panels and battery storage. This can be a great help for reducing the running costs of your Hot Tub. Solar Panels can be added to your home or in some cases we have seen them even installed directly in the pergola covering the spa. This captures the sun’s energy and allows it to be used directly into the Hot Tub. Battery Storage allows you to store this energy which is ideal for Hot Tub users in the evening. You can store up all the energy your panels create during the day and then use it later for your evening soak.
Heat Pumps are also an amazing green way of saving massive amounts from your running costs. A Hot Tub Heat Pump can be purchased and installed solely for the heating of your Hot Tub. This creates its own energy and can instantly save up to 70% from your day to day running costs. By purchasing a heat pump on finance in most cases you can save more than you are spending each month, making this the perfect investment for the future of your spa.
Maintain your Spa for Optimal Performance
It is very important to maintain your Hot Tub to keep it in tip top condition. This is much like owning a car, you have to top up the oil and give it a service every now and again to ensure it is running well and you know that this means it will cost you less in the long run with costly breakdowns. Having a maintenance package in place for your spa is the perfect way to keep your Hot Tub in A1 condition, meaning it will run more efficiently, keeping running costs to a minimum and increasing the life of your spa.
Most services will empty your spa, give it a good clean, check all of the electrics and circuitry, insulation and then refill and restart your spa with the perfect mix of chemicals, ready for you to slide in and enjoy.
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