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hot tub chemicals FAQ

Hot Tub Chemicals FAQ

We all love a good dip in a cosy bubbling hot tub. But hot tubs need a little looking after to keep them performing at their best.

You’ll be pleased to know that just a quick check a few times a week and the right balance of chemicals is all you need for worry-free bathing. We’ve compiled some of our most commonly asked questions about hot tub chemistry in this handy hot tub chemicals FAQ blog.

How do I balance hot tub water?

Hot tubs require a balance of chemicals to keep them running safely and efficiently. Firstly though, measuring the ‘Total Alkalinity’ of the water is required to give you a pH reading. Aiming between 7.2 and 7.8 on the scale is where you need to be. Anything below is too acidic meaning that the water sanitisers become less effective and cause irritation to bathers’ skin and eyes. Acidity can also cause damage to your hot tub. A reading higher than 7.8 is too alkaline which also causes the chemicals to be less effective. It may also cause scale building up producing cloudy, foamy water. Use a pH testing strip to test your water before adding any chemical balancer.

Oops – I’ve added too much chlorine

Chlorine is a great sanitiser, killing germs and bacteria to keep you safe from infection whilst bathing. 5ppm is the recommended level of chlorine for safe hot tub use. If you’ve added too much, run the jets with the cover open for at least 30 minutes and test again to see if the level has gone down or purchase some chlorine reducer which will help bring the levels down quickly. If you’ve added way too much, then the only options are to either drain and little and dilute it or drain completely and re-fill. Do not use the tub if there is too much chlorine added. Your skin will not thank you!

How long after I’ve added chemicals can I use my tub?

ALWAYS TEST THE WATER BEFORE GETTING IN TO ENSURE SAFETY AND COMFORT. Put the jets on and leave the tub uncovered for 20 minutes after you’ve added the chemical. Generally, chlorine granules will take 10-15 minutes to dilute and disperse with the jets running. If you have added a non-shock formula, then leave around 2-3 hours before re-testing and climbing in.

Why do I have foamy water?

Foamy water is generally caused by detergent residues from swimming costumes, or soaps and oils. There’s no need to wash your swimming costume each time you use your tub, simply rinse the costume in clean water and hang out to dry. You could also try showering in your costume before you jump in to rinse any residue away. If foam is a persistent problem, then adding an anti-foam solution such as Ez-Bubble Burst will prevent build up restoring your bubbles.

Why are my hot tub chemicals not dissolving?

The best way of dissolving granules is to mix in a jug prior to adding to the tub. Undissolved granules left at the bottom of the tub can cause damage to the acrylic.

How long do hot tub chemicals last?

The expiry date for chlorine or bromine is usually 2 years from the manufacture date. Always check the date on the side of your hot tub chemicals and use within the recommended timescale.

Can hot tub chemicals be stored outside?

Hot tub chemicals are sensitive to heat and moisture so storing them in a cool, dry place is recommended to preserve their effectiveness. Direct sunlight is the enemy of chemicals and prolonged exposure may render them useless. Avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures. Storing them inside in a lockable container is the best way to preserve the effectiveness of the chemicals.

What is hot tub shock?

‘Shocking’ your hot tub water means adding the recommended level of chlorine to your tub to bring the pH level back to a safe bathing range.

Do I have to use chemicals in a hot tub?

The short answer is yes. If you do not add chemicals to your tub it’s likely that it will only be useable for a day without draining it and starting again. Pretty time consuming and pointless! For those worried about chemicals such as chlorine affecting skin, if the correct dosage has been added and you’re not bathing for a prolonged period of time and showering afterwards, it’s unlikely your skin will be affected.

Bromine is another alternative to chlorine if you are concerned about the chlorine smell or you have sensitive skin. Bromine is great for hot tubs as it destroys bacteria at high temperatures very effectively. The amount of bromine needed compared to chlorine is less, which may also save you some pennies.

If you would like any further advice about hot tub chemicals then please contact our helpful team for clarity.

Avoid heat loss

How can you avoid heat loss from your hot tub?

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.

If you would like help maintaining your hot tub, then give the experts at Yorkshire Hot Tubs a call to book in a service appointment.

what is a self cleaning hot tub

What is a Self-Cleaning Hot Tub?

And why do you need one?

If you’ve been shopping around for a hot tub, you may have come across several different brands, all promising differing specifications, quality and price. There are many household names you’ll have come across all with special features to entice you to buy.

One brand you may have heard of is Hydropool. A unique feature of the majority of Hydropool’s’ tubs and swim spas is the exclusive ‘Self-Cleaning’ function. Designed to make your life as a hot tub owner easier, the Self-Cleaning function has so many benefits, which we run through in this blog.

Cleans 100% of the water in just 15 minutes

Hydropool Self Cleaning hot tubs have excellent filtration systems. One great feature is that 100% of the water passes through smaller filters 8 times in 2 hours. The regular filtration reduces pressure on the main filter and gives you confidence that the water is continually cleaned. The filters are easy to access and the core filter contains Microban to further preserve its life.

Integral floor vacuum

When you drain your hot tub, you’re bound to have residue on the hot tub floor that’ll need removing before you refill. With a Hydropool Self Cleaning hot tub there is an integral floor vacuum to save you valuable time and hassle. This integral feature removes the need to ever vacuum the hot tub floor and eliminates even the heavier dirt and grit from the floor.

High Flow Filter Surface Skimmer

This clever filter removes the heavier debris from entering the filter by skimming off larger residue. It also removes oils and floating debris that are too large to pass through the smaller filters. This prevents clogging of the pipes and filters.

Surface filtration from the jets

Strategically positioned jets and seating design ensure that the flow of water pushes all debris towards the high flow surface skimmer. This filtration boosts the efficiency of the Self-Cleaning system.

Fully customise your water care system

With Hydropool’s Self-Cleaning hot tubs you have the option to customise your chemical system. Choose from the HydroClear PureWater system, PurEssence and EZCare, all of which give you the most efficient hot tub cleaning system in the world. UV and Ozone water treatments are teamed with the Self-Cleaning features mentioned above to remove 90% of water contaminants.

Saving you time and worry

Another great feature of a Self-Cleaning hot tub is the worry-free indicator. It notifies when the tub is on Self-Cleaning mode and reassures your family and friends that the tub is in operation.

We think that the Self-Cleaning hot tub models offer you the best low maintenance hot tub on the market. If you need any further information or would like to wet test one of our models, please contact us.

Hot Tub Aromatherapy

How to Benefit from Hot Tub Aromatherapy

If you’re the proud owner of a hot tub, no doubt you’re already experiencing the power of the targeted jets, soothing bubbles and relaxation of immersing your body in warm water.

 

But did you know that you can also reap the many benefits of aromatherapy from the comfort of your own hot tub?

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is defined as a holistic treatment that uses plant extracts and essential oils to improve physical or psychological wellbeing. It can be used as a treatment on its own for certain medical conditions or as a complementary therapy for a variety of ailments of the body and mind. It is experienced via our sense of smell to stimulate the brain into a sense of wellbeing.

How is aromatherapy used?

There are numerous ways in which aromatherapy can be enjoyed. In everyday life, essentials oils are used in perfumes, cosmetics and cleaning products to stimulate our senses. Plant extracts have been used for centuries to heal our bodies and minds, used in body massage and oil burners. Some are invigorating, others soothing. They can also be used to rejuvenate or invigorate our senses or to help relieve stress.

Hot Tub Aromatherapy

You may be surprised to discover that aromatherapy products have been designed specifically for use in hot tubs. These products will not damage any parts or plumbing in your hot tub or leave an oily residue. Hot tub aromatherapy contains essential oils to awaken our sense of smell and penetrate the skin and hair follicles, as well as absorb into the blood stream to help eliminate toxins. These products provide you with all the benefits of aromatherapy, with the gentle formulation softening the water in the tub to leave your skin feeling gently moisturised. Who needs an expensive spa day out when you can create an authentic spa experience from the comfort of your own home!

Which scents should I try?

There are several different scents to choose from. Each creates a different sensation and provides relief from different ailments.

Some of the many scents that are available for use in hot tubs include:

Ginger – an awakening fragrance, for the relief of back pain, heavy legs
Spearmint and Eucalyptus – an invigorating fragrance for full body awakening. Also helps relieve blocked sinuses, chesty coughs or colds. Perfect for the winter!
Bergamot & lemongrass – a relaxing fragrance to help relieve insomnia or stress
Chamomile – a calming fragrance to help gently relieve headaches and insomnia
Tangerine & grapefruit – a refreshing fragrance for the relief of digestive issues and stress
Ylang Ylang – a unique fragrance to help lower blood pressure and stress. It’s also considered to be an aphrodisiac, so use with care! 😉❤

If you would like some more advice on aromatherapy for your hot tub, then pop down to our showroom in Ilkley to see our range of Dream Scents products. Alternatively, you can purchase these from our online shop.

Please note: proceed with caution in relation to aromatherapy. Only use approved aromatherapy hot tub products (such as Dream Scents) in your tub, otherwise you may damage the parts. Equally, never use hot tub products in your home bath.

As always Yorkshire Hot Tubs can advise the best products for your needs, so please contact us if you need any help.

swim spa installation

The perfect spot for your swim spa

Looking for the perfect position for your new swim spa?

Are you thinking of buying a swim spa? If so, the chances are you’ve already thought about where it will be positioned.The swim spa installation process is as important as the product you decide to buy. If you’re still undecided on its final resting place, here are a few useful tricks from the trade to help you.

Sunken or above ground?

Did you know it’s possible to fully sink your swim spa into the ground? It’s a great option if you struggle with steps or simply want to enjoy the luxury of stepping down into your pool. If this isn’t possible in your desired location (due to mains pipes for example), perhaps consider a half sunken tub? There are so many options available and the use of decking and gazebos can really complete the aesthetics.

A secure base

Whether you decide to install your hot tub above or below ground, it’s essential that a concrete base is prepared and laid to hold the weight of the spa and water contained in it. Our biggest swim spa, the Hydropool 19ex, weighs in at over 10 tonnes when full!
Swim spas hold thousands of litres of water and the last thing you want is your base cracking due to the weight. Laying the foundations will ensure you can use your swim spa worry free.

Practicalities

You’ll also need to consider access to electrics and ensure a qualified electrician has wired in an outside plug with the correct amperage. If you’re buying a swim spa from us, we can recommend a very good local electrician who’s familiar with our products, or you can use your own favoured professional.

Indoor or outdoor?

If you think you’ll be using your swim spa all year round, then why not consider positioning it indoors? We battle against the elements here in Yorkshire and this year’s heatwave aside, the main issue is rain. The last thing you want is to be prevented from using your brand-new swim spa because of the weather. Why not consider an attractive swim spa enclosure or gazebo to protect it? There are a great range of options, sizes and styles available.

All our swim spas are Canadian built and can withstand the hardest of winter conditions. They are perfectly suitable to live outdoors with the best Nasa inspired insulation in the market… Discover more about the benefits of Hydropool hot tubs here. If you’re planning to situate your swim spa outdoors, then consider positioning it close to a back door to avoid a long dash across the garden in a towel. The prevailing wind direction is also a consideration, so think about a screen or trellis to grow climbing plants to help naturally shield you from any chilly breezes.

A beautiful view

It’s essential to consider what you’ll be looking at when bathing. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful view from your garden, then make the most of it! Equally important is whether you’ll be overlooked by neighbours when swimming. Why not consider a screen, fence or pergola to help maintain some privacy? You could also think about planting shrubs or trees to provide some natural screening.

Our installation team can deliver your swim spa to pretty much anywhere you want – through sheer Yorkshire determination, there hasn’t been an install yet that we haven’t been able to fulfil! You can find out more about our swim spa installation service here. And if you would like to talk through installation options or fancy a site survey to formulate a plan, please get in touch today.

hot tub cleaning

How do I clean my hot tub?

To enjoy your hot tub or swim spa to the maximum, it’s essential that you keep it clean.

No-one wants to be unnecessarily exposed to bacteria which can cause rashes and infections. So you may be asking, how do I clean my hot tub? If you follow some very easy and basic hot tub maintenance techniques, you can quickly eradicate any concern.

The good news is Hydropool Self-Cleaning hot tubs and swim spas cleanse the water every 15 minutes and are the lowest maintenance tubs available in the market. However, you’ll still need to test the hot tub regularly and treat with chemicals.

Cleaning a hot tub doesn’t need to be a chore, in fact just a few minutes of simple maintenance each week is all it takes to keep your hot tub sparkling clean, safe and ready for everyone to enjoy.

Firstly, you need to ensure you have all the chemicals you need for testing and cleaning the tub. Armed with these, you’re ready to balance, shock and sanitise away!

Here’s an overview of the hot tub essential chemicals and what each do:

A chemical sanitiser – for disinfecting the spa water and to remove any build-up of bacteria. You can choose to use chlorine or bromine. Both work perfectly well, and the choice of which to use is simply personal preference. Bromine is available in tablets or powder, and chlorine is available in tablets or concentrate.

Non-Chlorine Oxy Shock – to eliminate cloudy or unpleasant water caused by waste build-up

pH testing strips – to test the pH levels of your water

Alkalinity Reducer – to reduce pH levels for a more comfortable bathe

pH Increaser – to raise pH levels and prevent damage to the tub

Scale Inhibitor – break down minerals and avoid deposit build-up

Filter cleaners – to remove dirt and grind collected by the filters

We recommend you check on your hot tub twice a week for signs of bacteria, algae or dirt build up. When needed, here’s how to clean your hot tub.

• Remove and soak your hot tub filter in a specialised solution, preferably overnight

• Remove and thoroughly wipe down the hot tub cover with a cleanser containing bleach

• Test the levels of chlorine or bromine with a test strip

• Top up with appropriate amount of chemicals

• Retest as necessary

• Shock the tub each week with a non-chlorine shock solution

• Test the pH level

• Balance pH levels by using an alkalinity reducer or pH increaser

By performing these simple steps, you can maintain optimum water chemistry, complete safety and a clean hot tub for all your bathers. For total peace of mind, why not take out one of our hot tub service contracts where our engineers will thoroughly test of all parts and components, drain, clean and re-fill your tub for you.

This is intended as a brief guide. During installation we give you thorough water chemistry demonstration. As always, if you have any questions, or are unsure what to purchase to clean your hot tub please contact us. Visit our online shop for all the chemicals you need.

how long you should stay in a hot tub

How long should I stay in a hot tub?

Prefer a quick dip in your tub, or do you completely lose track of time?

We all love a good relaxing soak, especially in a luxury hot tub. If you’re thinking of purchasing a hot tub, or you’ve recently bought one, what do you know about the optimum temperature, and how long you should stay in a hot tub?
Do you need to wait for fully wrinkled toes or should you be getting out sooner?

We give you some straightforward guidance on what to consider.

The Perfect Temperature

We all have different preferences on how hot we like our baths at home. It’s similar with a hot tub; some can’t bear to be bathing a degree less than 40C, whereas others are content at a cool 37C. Whatever your preference you should note that the hotter the temperature in the tub, the less time should be spent bathing.

Not too Deep!

Most hot tubs are designed to have a variety of seating options and depths to maximise comfort. Be aware that using a deeper seat and immersing yourself will increase your body temperature. Alternating between high and low seating will give your body a break from the more intense heat.

Listen to the Health Professionals

Certain people are more at risk from the dangers of a hot tub than others. Whilst there’s no strict guidance, it’s advisable that pregnant women avoid hot tubs as the heat elevates body temperature. Body temperature overall is increased in pregnancy, and hot tubs can heighten the risk of dizziness and fainting. Similarly, the elderly, diabetic, stroke sufferers and people with high or low blood pressure should avoid a hot tub for the same reasons, especially if it is at maximum temperature.

Consider the Climate

You should bear in mind the weather when using an outdoor hot tub. It’s lovely to use your hot tub in the summer, and on hot days, it makes sense to turn the temperature of your hot tub right down. Stay in for shorter periods of time to avoid overheating, fainting and dizziness. When using your hot tub in the winter, you can increase the temperature of the water but it’s worth being mindful of your body cooling down too quickly when exiting the tub which can cause dizziness.

For the Youngsters

It’s a fact that children absolutely love hot tubs. The combination of bubbles, lights and jets in what is effectively a huge bath outside is so exciting. Just as you would for a regular bath, you should ensure the temperature is turned down to 35C so your kids don’t overheat. As a general rule, infants and toddlers should not use hot tubs, not only due to the risk of drowning but because of the chemicals involved. It’s recommended that older children should stay in for up to 20 minutes at a time and not be allowed to immerse their bodies underwater for long periods.

Advice for the Grown-ups

So it’s really a matter of individual preference, ambient temperature and being mindful of how you feel individually when considering how long you should stay in a hot tub. The general guidance is around 20 – 30 minutes at one time, so if you do want to enjoy your hot tub for longer you can always have a break and get back in. Always stay hydrated, and keep some drinking water nearby to replace your fluids. Don’t forget to take care as you exit your hot tub too, especially if do happen to feel faint or dizzy.

For further friendly advice from our hot tub experts please contact us

 

 

What temperature should a hot tub be

What temperature should a hot tub be?

How hot do you like your hot tub?

What better way to relax away all the worries and strains of the day than by immersing yourself in the soothing warm water of a hot tub? But what temperature should a hot tub be? Just how hot is too hot?

We give you some practical advice on finding the hot tub temperature that’s perfect for you and your family.

For the vulnerable

It’s widely recognised that the elderly, pregnant women and those with heart conditions should consult a medical professional before using a hot tub. If it is safe, then the optimum temperature is around body temperature – 36 – 37 degrees C. For kids, a much lower temperature of 35C is advisable, as children are less able to regulate body temperature the same as adults.

Personal preference

Your hot tub factory settings will be at 38 degrees, but body temperature of 37 degrees is a generally good start for your hot tub. It’s regarded that women tend to like it slightly hotter at 38 – 39 degrees. This may be that women on the whole tend to feel the cold more than men. Men have a greater muscle mass than women and with muscle mass producing 25% of body heat it means more heat production.

And for your Swim Spa

As with a regular swimming pool, the temperature of your swim spa will be much lower than that of a hot tub. 27 degrees is about right for your pool as exercise generally increases your body temperature so you don’t want it too hot.

Weather Dependent

It’s common sense to set the temperature lower in the hot tub in summer when the weather is hotter. Many people enjoy their hot tubs all year round, and if using your hot tub in winter you can really experience how hot your tub is, seeing the steam rising! If the temperature drops below freezing you will need to increase the overall temperature to maintain optimum conditions. No-one wants to be cold in winter! It may be that you have to turn the temperature up to the maximum 40 degrees to keep it toasty.

Keep your hot tub temperature consistent. By turning the temp right down you may think you’re saving money but in reality, you’re making the hot tub work harder and putting strain on the pump and heater. Investing in a quality hot tub cover is essential to combat unnecessary heat loss as well as keeping debris out.

So in essence, it’s really up to you to discover the perfect hot tub temperature for your needs. Contact us to discuss all your hot tub options.

What chemicals do I need for a hot tub

What chemicals do I need for a hot tub?

Confused about what chemicals you need for your tub?

In order to maintain the quality and life of your hot tub, it’s imperative that you regularly inspect, clean and add chemical enhancers to ensure correct water chemistry.You’ve probably seen a lot of products out there, but asked yourself what chemicals do I need for a hot tub?

Even with our self clean models, simple testing daily can ensure your hot tub is safe and the water is crystal clear every time to step in. As the water is hot, it opens up the possibilities for bacteria to develop which can cause all sorts of irritations to bathers. Luckily it only takes a few minutes each week to maintain your tub.

A Balancing Act

Your hot tub needs the right balance of chemicals to kill bacteria and work effectively. There are a wide range of chemicals available for hot tubs and swim spas. What do you need?

Sanitisers

The two main sanitisers are chlorine and bromine. Levels of sanitisers can be checked swiftly with a simple testing strip. Chlorine is the traditional element used to kill bugs in swimming pools, is slightly cheaper and highly effective at killing algae; whilst bromine performs spectacularly well at high temperatures, without giving off the gasses causing irritation that chlorine does. The choice is yours.

Oxy Shock & Enhance

In addition to bromine, shock and enhancers break down waste that cannot be filtered that is commonly found in the water. This waste can result in cloudy and unpleasant water, which no-one wants in their tub!

pH Levels

You’ll need to ensure the right pH balance in your hot tub. Between 7.2 and 7.8 is the optimum pH level; anything below or above means the water is too acidic or alkaline. Higher levels of either will cause problems including skin irritation to bathers or cloudy water. If the water is not within the advised range, then adding chemicals to stabilise the water is needed.

Calcium Hardness

Similarly if the water becomes too soft and without the right amount of calcium the water may draw other elements from the hot tub parts and cause corrosion. Too much calcium will result in cloudy water.

As chemicals are dangerous, we always give you a thorough demonstration on how to care for your hot tub, both during sale and once your hot tub is installed.

Contact us for more information or if you have any questions.

 

costs of running a hot tub

What are the hot tub running costs like?

When buying a hot tub, one of the first considerations is the costs of running a hot tub.

What impact will the ownership of a hot tub have on my electricity bill? What do I need to buy to keep it clean and maintained? How economical are they in reality?
Our blog gives you some practical tips on how to run a hot tub economically to ensure you do not incur unnecessary costs.

Excellent Filtration

There are so many models of hot tub to choose from today. Different sizes, specifications and prices which can make buying a hot tub confusing. By purchasing a self cleaning model you can sit back and know that the water is cleaned every 15 minutes for short bursts. This ensures that your filters are not operating as long as competitor models. You’re reassured of constantly filtered water which is energy saving too.

Check the Insulation

The pipes, cabinet and floor of your hot tub all need to be fully insulated to ensure that no heat escapes unnecessarily. Hydropool’s Thermal Shield blanket uses Nasa inspired insulation technology to keep your hot tub as cosy and energy efficient and as possible.

Invest in a Good Cover

After purchasing a quality hot tub with good insulation, the last thing you want to see is heat escaping from the lid draining your money. This is where a good hard cover is invaluable. Hydropool have produced a 4-inch-deep thermal hot tub and swim spa cover patented heat shield technology to maintain your hot tub temperature with minimal heat loss.

Energy Efficient

In the summer it’s easy to see that it’ll be cheaper to run your hot tub due to the ambient temperature. Your tub won’t have to work as hard to maintain heat. How much you’ll pay exactly will depend on your electricity provider and how well built your hot tub is. It’s worth remembering that cheaper models can cost more in electricity so become more expensive over time. The good news is that the average running costs for some of Hydropool’s Serenity models are just under £1 a day! Many models also allow you to save money by programming your hot tub into ‘sleep mode’ when you’re on holiday or not going to be using it for a while.

Size Matters

It makes sense to realise that the larger the hot tub, the more litres of water it will hold and more energy used to heat the increased volume. An average size hot tub will hold just under 1000 litres of water, but some of the larger models can hold almost double that! Take into account your water costs as the water does have to be replaced periodically.

Water Chemistry

Don’t forget to factor in the purchase of chemicals such as chlorine, bromine, balancers and pH level testing strips to your calculations when considering a hot tub. Luckily Yorkshire Hot Tubs supplies everything you need to keep your water perfectly clear, either on our online shop or in our showrooms.

Maintenance and Servicing

Having a good servicing contract for your hot tub is vital and will ensure its longevity. You should plan to have your tub fully serviced annually and be prepared to buy replacement parts such as pumps and filters as necessary. Maintaining the correct level of chemicals along with draining and refilling ever 8-12 weeks will help keep your hot tub working without any worries. Take a look at our great range of Service Contracts.

Contact us for more information about the costs of running a hot tub or to discuss your exact needs.