In cooler weather, you may be conscious of the running costs of your hot tub.
The last thing you want at this time of year is unnecessary heat loss from your tub that can increase your electric bills.
Thankfully, with a Hydropool hot tub there are several innovative features to help retain the precious heat produced and avoid heat loss. You’ll save pennies so you can enjoy worry-free bathing the whole winter long.
Good quality cover
Perhaps the most important feature of your hot tub is a good quality cover. 80% of heat loss is through a poorly manufactured cover, so it pays in the long run to invest in a high-quality product that secures the heat. As heat naturally rises, the Hydrowise Thermal Shield hard cover offers unbeatable protection against heat loss when your tub is not in use. An insulated baffle in the fold area also helps avoid heat loss. This clever technology locks the heat in and stop cold air entering the tub.
Choose superior insulation
All Hydropool tubs and spas are manufactured using Nasa inspired insulation in the cabinet for minimum heat loss. Triple thermal shield technology insulation and aluminium foil reflects heat back into the tub area. In addition, black backing around the pipes maximises heat absorption.
Guarding against heat loss
It makes sense that by far the biggest heat loss period is through using your tub at the coldest times of the year. Thankfully for heat loss prevention, Hydropool have created a patented heat exchange system.
- Eco heat exchange technology. Fully adjustable HydroWise venting for Summer and Winter
- Motor waste heat recycled – eco-heat exchange venting expels heat in the summer and traps heat in the winter
- Fully programmable controls. Turn down the heat when you know your hot tub will not be used. Turn up the heat when it’s frequently used.
In fact, Hydropool are ranked in the top three for the most energy efficient tubs on the market.
Screening around your tub
No-one enjoys hot tubbing in a wind tunnel! Think about the prevailing wind direction when planning the position of your tub and design your garden to protect your tub from the elements. Planting climbers or fast-growing shrubs will provide a natural wind break. The addition of a gazebo will also help shield your tub. Not only will taking these steps prevent cooler air from reaching your tub, but they will also provide privacy.
Give the jets a rest
When you turn on the jets, air is pushed through which lowers the overall temperature of your tub. One way of conserving heat is to use the jets less during bathing in the winter.
Filter Cartridges and Plumbing
Proper hot tub maintenance in the winter also helps conserve heat. Look after your filters by ensuring they are cleaned as often as needed. A clogged filter will affect the performance of your tub and use more energy maintaining the desired temperature.