Hot Tub Running Costs

Posted by Tom Smith

Hot tub running costs

Before purchasing your hot tub or swim spa, it’s a good idea to do your research on how much it’ll cost you in the long term. It’s important to ensure that you’re prepared to factor your new, luxurious hot tub into your monthly spending costs. This blog will tell you all you need to know about swim spa and hot tub running costs.

Are hot tubs expensive to run?

Recently, hot tubs and swim spas have become much more energy efficient, meaning they generally do cost less to run. When purchasing your hot tub or swim spa, your sales advisor will be able to give you some tips on how to keep your monthly running costs as low as possible.

It is estimated that a well designed and manufactured hot tub, with good quality filters and a well insulated energy efficient cover will increase your monthly electricity bills by just £20 – £40. In comparison, a hot tub with a poor design, manufactured cutting corners with little to no insulation and using filters that are poor quality will cost you around £100 extra per month.

The cost of running your hot tub shouldn’t take away from you relaxing and enjoying your hot tub.

Relaxing in a hot tub like our Evolution 6.

How much will my hot tub cost to run?

The cost of running your hot tub will depend on a range of factors, including:

Price of energy – The price of the energy in your local area will affect how much it costs to run your hot tub.

Climate – Your local climate will determine the speed that it takes to heat the water in your hot tub.

Your hot tub’s insulation – Your hot tub will need to be well insulated in order to retain its heat. All our tubs are fully foamed, which adds to the structure of the tubs, removes cold spots and makes them usable all year round. 

The size of your hot tub – The bigger the hot tub, the higher the water capacity, which means the longer your hot tub needs to heat the water.

A well made and insulated cover – You should ensure that your hot tub’s cover is well insulated and made using high quality materials and fits properly to retain as much heat as you can.

These are all things that you should consider before purchasing your new hot tub. The overall cost won’t be a huge amount more than you already pay, so don’t let these factors scare you off.

When shopping for a hot tub, the cost to run is always a factor. Look for a hot tub with fully foam insulation and quality construction like our Michael Phelps 8.

Hot Tub Energy Consumption

Your hot tub’s energy consumption will also depend on a range of factors, such as:

Usage – The more that you use your hot tub, the more energy it will need to remain heated.

Heating up – You will most likely be spending less money on running your hot tub if you ensure that the water remains at a higher temperature constantly. It will end up costing you more if you have to turn it on each time you wish to use it.

Water replacement – Upon purchase, you will be advised on how often you should replace the water in your hot tub. It is worth noting that following the water replacement, you will need to reheat the water, so you should expect your costs to be slightly higher on your next electricity bill.

Filters – Purchasing good quality filters and chemicals for your hot tub help with the day to day running of it, meaning there will be less water changes as the quality of water will last longer.

All of our tubs are compliant to the CEC which is the California energy commission, a very stringent energy regulator.

A good quality, well insulated cover will help to bring your running costs down.

If you’d like any assistance or advice when purchasing a new hot tub or swim spa, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.

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