In the UK, it is not a requirement to perform energy consumption tests on hot tubs. Not that they actually relate to real life conditions anyway - like car MPG tests, they are performed in clinical environments. Who has ever achieved the printed MPG in their car that the glossy brochure states?
So I can only speak from my 10 years of hot tub experience.
We use our hot tub 3-4 times a week for around 30 minutes at a time. This is an important factor in calculating how much a hot tub costs to run, as the time the hot tub looses the most heat is when you and in it and the cover is off. We perform 4 water changes a year and clean the filters weekly. We find our hot tub cost on average, over the year, £1 a day.
If you skipped over the answer in the answer above, we recommend changing the water in a hot tub every 3 months. You will find in the few weeks before needing a water change the water is slightly dull and more prone to turning cloudy. It is very important to keep your water clean, but we have lots of tips on our maintenance blog and are always on the end of the phone if you need help.
Many people wonder if the hot tub needs its own plumbed water supply like a bath. I can happily say, you only need a hosepipe long enough to reach the hot tub. No plumbing required!
We do not recommend switching your hot tub off when it has water in it, unless it is when you are washing the filters. It is important the hot tub is left on continually, so the water can be filtered and not become stagnant. If you are going on holiday or are not going to be using it for a week or so, we recommend turning the temperature down. We do have a guide for leaving your hot tub without water in it.
In my opinion, winter is the best time of the year to use your hot tub. There is a wonderful feeling of deep warmth when you enter a hot tub in the freezing weather.
Yes, the idea of the hot tub is it is ready to jump in whenever you want to. The thermostat keeps the water heated to the set temperature and it shouldn't loose heat when you are using it.
There are a few factors which determine the length of time it will take the hot tub to heat up. The size and capacity of the hot tub. The temperature of the water. The kilowatt rating of the heater. The ambient temperature. It is fair to allow 8-18 hours to heat an average size hot tub.
As with everything, you need to establish a routine. Looking after a hot tub is not difficult and takes around 10 minutes a week. We have a guide on basic hot tub maintenance. It will give you an idea as to what is involved and dispel your fears.
We recommend using Bromine or Chlorine to sanitise the hot tub water. These come in either slow release tablets or granules. Sometimes you may need to balance the PH levels.
Yes, Aquafinesse is a once a week water treatment system. The science behind the patented formula claims that AquaFinesse gets to the real root of the bacterial problem removing slime, calcium and debris from deep within the piping and equipment of your spa.
A tub of chlorine or bromine cost £15 and will last approx 3 months. Aquafinesse cost £85.00 and will last you around 3 months.
In short, yes. The risk of small children using hot tubs is their inability to regulate their own body temperature. This can be safely managed. If you would like to read more about how to keep children safe in the hot tub you can on the blog.
There are not any servicable parts in a hot tub. However, many people request an annual service to check for problems and provide peace of mind.
Water jets provide hydrotherapy massage. Air jets pump air into the water and create bubbles.
Yes, all the hot tubs we sell come with well fitted, thermal, hard covers.
We have a very cost effective delivery pack which includes the delivery, hot tub steps and cover lifter . We will set the hot tub up for you, fill it up and show you how to use it. We will teach you how to keep the water clean and fit any accessories. We do not agree with kerb-side delivery. We also provide you with a chemical starter kit to get you started.
Do you have any other questions which haven't been addressed. Please let me know by either commenting below or contacting us we will be happy to answer any questions.
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We are delighted to announce the permanent home for our Hot Tub Studio Oxfordshire showroom will open on 1st April 2021 at Frosts Garden Centre, Millets Farm.
Details are correct on 1st March 2021. They are subject to availability, so please get in touch soon to secure your dream hot tub and March delivery slot. 0% finance is available.
With so many unknowns of when we will get out of lockdown, of when we might be able to safely go on holiday; now seems a really good time to invest in a little piece of heaven you can use every day without worrying about COVID restrictions.