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Save on Energy Bills with These Spa Hacks

Save on Energy Bills with These Spa Hacks

For spa owners, this time of the year is truly bittersweet! While it's the perfect weather to jump in and enjoy your tub to the fullest, it’s also the time in which hot tub electricity bills tend to skyrocket, which is less than ideal when you're trying to unwind and relax.

Luckily there are quite a few tricks and hacks that can be used to lower the cost of your electricity bill. So if you’re looking for a way to make the most of your spa without having to pay a fortune for it, then look no further. Here are our simple, easy, and foolproof ways to save on your energy bills, so you can really enjoy this wonderful hot tub season.

Add a Radiant Hot Tub Cover

One of the biggest struggles and highest costs associated with a spa during the winter season is heat retention, as the more heat your hot tub loses throughout the day, the more money it will cost to heat it back up to your desired temperature. This is why Radiant Hot Tub covers are necessary for outdoor (and even sometimes indoor) hot tubs.

A Radiant Hot Tub Cover acts as a floating thermal blanket that works in conjunction with your cover. This “blanket” sits on top of your hot tub water, underneath the cover, and works to retain heat, prevent evaporation and chemical loss, and even works to protect your spa cover.

If there’s one tip you take from us, let it be adding a Radiant Hot Tub cover. This simple hack is easy and will save you a ton of money on electricity bills immediately. Just add it to your hot tub and watch as your energy bills go way down!

Ensure Your Cover is in Tip Top Shape

Your hot tub cover is one of the most effective tools for insulating your hot tub and preventing heat loss. This means that if your cover is old, damaged, or in poor shape, your spa can run the risk of not being properly insulated, as when spa covers are cracked or outdated, they continuously release heat from your spa. This causes the spa to go into overdrive, working to reheat the tub to make up for the steam and heat that has been lost.

If your hot tub cover is on the older side or does not seem to be insulating your spa properly, it’s probably time to get a replacement one. While the upfront cost may seem like a lot, it will definitely save you a great deal of money on your heating bills in the long run.

Use a Hot Tub Monitoring Systems

Hot Tub Monitoring Systems work wonders! They’ve become one of the easiest and most convenient ways to help spa (and pool) owners take all the guesswork out of monitoring their investments. Since most of these systems have the goal of conserving energy, hot tub monitoring systems allow spa owners to easily understand and monitor the temperatures of the spas accurately, adjusting only when necessary.

By having such an in-depth control and overview of your spa and its temperature, you can prevent wasting time and money on trying to continuously heat it aimlessly throughout the day. If you’re really looking to monitor your spa and save on your energy bills, this tool is a must have! Like a new spa cover it may seem like an expensive purchase, however you'll make back the money, plus some of the money saved on your electricity bills.

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Additional Hacks and Tips for Conserving Energy

Spa owners can also rely on some simple hacks that can help them save on energy costs throughout the year. Below is a list of some of our additional favourite tips:

  • Heat on “off peak” hours only to save on energy when heating your spa
  • Hide your spa from the wind! Consider building a windbreak around your hot tub such as a fence, gazebo, or privacy panel
  • Clean the filter! Clogged filters prevent your hot tub from heating effectively and efficiently
  • Avoid wasting water! When you waste water you have to refill and reheat, so ensure your tub is set at an appropriate water level

With these tips, tricks, and products in hand, you’ll be amazed at how much your energy bills drop, making hot tub season all the more enjoyable. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your equipment, we’re here to help! Feel free to visit any of our Discounter’s Pool and Spa Warehouse locations and our expert staff will be more than happy to assist you. Now, who’s ready to relax and unwind?

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