Blog & TECH TIPS

Saving Energy With Your Hot Tub

Hot tubs are a place to relax. They help relieve pain and stress, that’s until your energy bill comes! Here are some tips to make your hot tub more energy efficient.

INSULATION
Insulation is a huge factor when improving your hot tubs energy efficiency. Most new hot tubs are fairly well insulated, however foam hot tub insulation and covers can become waterlogged and lose effectiveness over time. Foam insulation works by heating the air bubbles within the insulation. If the foam gets wet and those air bubbles become water bubbles, the foam loses most of its insulating value. Good insulation significantly improves any hot tub’s energy efficiency.

OFF-PEAK HOURS
If your hot tub allows, program it to run only mid-day or overnight to avoid peak energy rates. It’s a great idea to check with your energy company to find out more details on the hours of non-peak times.

Most hot tubs will only need to run 8-12 hours a day to properly filter the water. If your hot tub uses a circulation pump to filter the water, it is designed to run for 24 hours a day and shouldn’t be changed. It’s always recommended that you check your owner’s manual for more information.

ECONOMY MODE
Consult your owner's manual to see if your controls have an "economy" or "standby" mode. This will leave your tub 10-15 degrees cooler than your set temperature. But by lowering the temperature slightly, you can reduce your overall energy consumption significantly since it takes disproportionately more energy to heat each additional degree.

THERMAL BLANKET
Using a thermal blanket that sits on the hot tub water will add another layer of insulation and slow evaporation. If you have a well-insulated hot tub, a significant amount of the overall heat loss will come through evaporation.

WHATEVER YOU DO…
Don’t turn off your pump! Harmful bacteria can grow in stagnant water, and because of that, we do not recommend turning off your pump to save energy. Keep your pump on for at least four to six hours, twice a day to keep your water healthy.

Blog & Tech Tips
Keeping fit is great for your mind, body and soul. What better, more fun way to do it than in your swimming pool? Here are 10 of our favourite pool exercises that will scuplt your body in no time! 1. Squat jump Squat down with arms...
View
Health Benefits Nov 24 2017
There are many reasons why we love our pool and spa, but the biggest reason is because of all the great health benefits. From swimming in your pool to relaxing in your hot tub, not only does it make you feel great, it’s also helping your...
View
As you likely know, a great deal of energy is required to heat swimming pool water. That being said, the operating costs of a pool may be greatly reduced through simple changes to your pool maintenance routine. Below are tips on how you can...
View
Learning To Swim Nov 1 2017
Learning how to swim can be scary at first, but once you get comfortable, it can be lots of fun. We believe it is absolutely crucial that all kids know how to swim at a young age. If you are comfortable in the water, it may make it that much...
View