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How much does it cost to run a hot tub?

The average cost of running a hot tub is somewhere between £1 and £2 per day. Keep reading to find out how these figures are calculated, and to learn some tips and tricks for reducing your hot tub’s running costs!

There’s no feeling quite like coming home from a long day at work and relaxing in your own spa! However, the cost of running and maintaining a hot tub is an important factor that must be considered before you take the plunge and splash out (no pun intended!).


What’s the cost of running a hot tub?

The costs associated with running a hot tub depend on a number of different factors, including;

  • How often you use your hot tub
  • What temperature you have it set at
  • Your energy provider
  • What type of hot tub you have

The most significant running cost that comes with owning a hot tub is the electricity. On average, a hot tub uses between 3.5 and 6 kWh of energy per day (although an extra-large hot tub may use a bit more than that). You can use these figures to get a rough idea of how much you’ll be paying to heat your hot tub.

The current price cap for a standard variable tariff in the UK is 33.2p per kWh for electricity. Based on this, the average household can expect to pay between £424.13 and £727.08 per year to run a hot tub. Divide that by twelve, and you’re looking at roughly £35 to £60 per month.

Depending on how often you drain and refill your hot tub, you’ll also have to consider the water bill. Some people choose to forgo draining their hot tubs and leave it on since the costs will be cheaper for them to do so rather than drain it, but for those who don’t plan on using their hot tubs for a few months, they may make the choice to drain the hot tub and turn it off completely.


Energy-efficient hot tubs from Premier Hot Tubs

Here at Premier Hot Tubs, we’re dedicated to giving our clients a first-class spa experience without the first-class price tag!

All of the hot tub models sold by Premier Hot Tubs have a multi-layer of insulation, and our heating systems are efficiently designed to transfer 100% of generated heat directly into the water, thus reducing the time it takes to heat and maintain the water temperature.

Here are some other key features that help keep down the costs of running your Premier hot tub:

1) Foam Insulation

Our hot tubs’ external shells are sprayed with high-density polyurethane insulation. This extra layer of insulation helps to trap heat, warming your hot tub water more efficiently.

2) Thermal-Layered Insulation

The shells of all of our hot tubs are wrapped in an additional layer of thermal-layered insulation, further increasing their energy efficiency without making maintenance a hassle.

3) Thick ABS Base

All of our hot tubs come with a solid ABS base as standard. An ABS base is a one-piece construction material that provides a sturdy foundation and seals the bottom of the spa, locking in heat and keeping moisture out. Not only does this sturdy (and waterproof) base reinforce the hot tub’s structure and keep it safe from the elements and rodents, it also retains heat and minimises heat loss from below.

4) Thermal Top Cover

If you couldn’t already tell, we’re serious about insulation! All Premier hot tubs come with a thermal top cover, one of the most efficient ways to minimise temperature loss.

5) Economy Mode

All of our hot tubs are equipped with the most advanced systems and adjustable settings, including an economy mode that’s specially designed to reduce the running costs.

When the hot tub is not in use, the economy modes and sleep modes are perfectly balanced for protecting the hot tub whilst keeping the running costs down.

6) Energy Saving Spa Bag

If you’re interested in adding another layer of insulation to really trap that heat in and make sure your running costs are as low as they can be, why not consider investing in an insulated spa bag cover?

These durable spa-bag covers protect your hot tub from the elements and natural wear and tear, all while keeping the hot tub running costs down by preventing heat from escaping.

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If you’re interested in adding a luxurious (and energy efficient) hot tub to your home, why not browse the range of hot tubs available from Premier Hot Tubs?

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