Now that you’re thinking that it’s time to get on a schedule for a swimming pool closing, your thoughts may be turning to your hot tub. A soak in the hot tub can take the cold out of your bones in the winter and is just an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long day at work or in traffic. How can you get the most out of your hot tub and not break the bank? The pool contractors from Imperial Pools in Decatur, IL have money saving hot tub tips to pass along.

Now it the time to talk with your swimming pool and hot tub contractor from Imperial Pool Builders to assure the hot tub is in tip top shape for the upcoming cooler weather. They will check that the hot tub is running at peak efficiency as that will save you money on its operational costs.

Your spa or a hot tub requires maintenance just as pool water does. The heat of the water can also cause bacteria to grow more quickly than in the cooler water of a swimming pool and because the hot tub has so much less water, there is a greater chance for water contamination if it’s not kept clean.

Money saving hot tub tips

  1. How well insulated is the hot tub structure? Insulation will keep the heated water hot and will keep the equipment and plumbing protected from the elements. A well-insulated hot tub is a money saver. When you buy a hot tub, ask how well insulated the shell is. Check the insulation R-factor and make sure it is at least R40.
  2. Using a hot tub cover is one of the biggest things you can to do save money on hot tub operational costs. When you use the hot tub cover you’re slowing the rate of evaporation and also trapping in the heat of the heated water.
  3. Don’t operate the pump at high speed if it doesn’t need to. Invest in a variable speed hot tub pump. Specially-designed variable speed pumps operate at a lower horsepower and this keeps your electric bill in line.
  4. Ask your contractor how often and why the hot tub will need to be drained.
  5. Turn the water temperature down a few degrees to save money. Chances are people who use the hot tub may not notice the difference.

Ask us about other money-saving hot tub tips for the upcoming season.