Whether you want to unwind by yourself or add a touch of fun to parties and get-togethers, hot tubs and swim spas offer the perfect blend of relaxation and luxury, all in the comfort of your home.
But there’s one important question in the mind of current owners as well as would-be hot tub owners, and that’s how much does it cost to run a hot tub?
Well, the short answer is that the cost can range from a few hundred to over a thousand pounds annually. But it all depends on a variety of factors like pool size, location, and more.
Plus, there are plenty of tips, tricks, and technologies to help you enjoy your hot tub while saving money.
Keep reading to find out exactly where your money goes when you buy a hot tub, as well as our industry insider’s tips for reducing heating costs by up to 75%!
Breaking Down the Numbers: What Do the Costs Cover?
The main cost of running a hot tub is the power consumption. It takes energy to heat up the water and keep it at the right temperature, so hot tubs are an undoubted addition to your energy bill. But are there any ways to cut it down?
Things like energy-efficient pumps can make a huge difference when it comes to annual running costs. One of our favourites, for example, the SpaNET 8.8kW SV Series heat pump, is the perfect companion for all swim spas and larger spa pools. It provides up to 8.8kW of heating output whilst only consuming around 1.65kW of input power.
Plus, don’t forget your additional costs of running a hot tub – things like new filters, water care chemicals, treatments, as well as annual maintenance services will have to be budgeted in.
Smart Practices to Save Money
You can cut down on costs by making good decisions. Take into account location – indoor and outdoor hot tubs have different running costs. The size of your hot tub is another huge factor in running costs. The bigger the tub, the more is energy required to keep all that water to temperature. The temperature of your hot tub is another factor. If you like it hot, be prepared to pay a little more. Lastly, energy costs and the price of energy per kW in your area will affect your outgoings.
Keep your hot tub at a constant temperature to save money. Invest in a well-insulated cover to keep and trap the heat. Most importantly, invest in a high-quality tub. Global leaders like Vortex and Fisher Spas are focused on creating beautiful, feature-rich, and environmentally friendly hot tubs at affordable prices.
Choosing the Right Tub!
When selecting your hot tub, try to prioritise energy-efficient heaters. At Heavenly Hot Tubs, our commitment extends beyond offering renowned brands like Vortex and Fisher Spas – it involves providing products aligned with our customer’s expectations. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to find out more about our energy-saving hot tub heaters.
Understanding the factors that contribute to operating a hot tub is crucial for making an informed decision. By choosing a top-tier model like Vortex or Fisher Spas, you not only enjoy the luxury of a superior product but also contribute to long-term savings.
For a personalised consultation and more information on our products, reach out to our dedicated team today.