The hot tub contractors from Swim Right Pool Service & Repair in Scottsdale, AZ understand that hot tubs aren’t used as often in this area as they may be in other areas like the Northeast, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t used! They have put together a list of 7 ways to save on hot tub costs for those Arizona hot tub owners who do enjoy a soak after a long day.
When you have a hot tub, there is nothing more relaxing than slipping into the heated, jetted water but you don’t want to worry about costs when you’re trying to unwind.
7 ways to save on hot tub costs
Some of these tips may seem common sense, but it’s never a bad idea to have a reminder!
- Run the heater and filter at night when the electricity typically costs less. Invest in programmable equipment so you can set it and forget it.
- Is there an “economy” setting for your hot tub? If it has this setting, lower the temp by up to ten degrees when you’re not soaking — why heat the water if you’re not in it?
- Turn air controls and valves off when the hot tub isn’t being used. These valves and air controls pull outside air into the hot tub and push it through its jets and if the tub isn’t in use, the heater works harder and longer to keep the water at the desired temperature.
- Always use a solar cover or thermal blanket. This traps the heat inside.
- Check the hot tub insulation to ensure it is properly insulated as this will address potential heat loss.
- Construct a privacy screen, add a hedge or fence to keep the wind from blowing across your warmed hot tub water and evaporating and cooling it.
- Make certain your hot tub or spa isn’t situated under a downspout as this will effect water chemistry and cool the water down. Also under the location category, if there is a south-facing exposure in your yard where you can place the hot tub, it will help tremendously in keeping the water temperatures in line
If you want more tips on how to keep your hot tub water clean and save money on its operation, give us a call.