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Jan 03, 2020

Hot Tub Running Costs


One of the most frequent questions we are asked is regarding hot tub running costs. Like a car, a hot tub is a big investment, and you need to make sure you have the available means to keep it running all year around. Jacuzzi hot tubs have some of the best insulation on the market; thick thermal covers, reflective blankets and foam filling - these all help with keeping running costs to a minimum. However, you will need to budget around £1 a day to keep your hot tub running.

This figure fluctuates throughout the year. In the summer, when the ambient temperature is warm, it will be less. In the winter months, more. It is also dependent on how many times you perform a water change, as heating the water from cold, is when your hot tub will use the most electricity. We recommend four water changes a year; and based on my smart meter at home, our Jacuzzi J-575 averages out at just under £1 a day.

The other costs to consider are water, chemicals, filters and replacement parts.

A hot tub holds around 1,500 litres of water. So on average you will use around 6,000 litres more a year than you will normally use.

The chemicals to keep your hot tub sanitised are not overly expensive. Using either bromine of chlorine systems will cost you around £100-£120 per year.

Filters vary depending on your chosen hot tub, but are likely to need changing once a year. The cost of replacement filters again vary depending on the model you chose, but range between £50 to £150 to replace a full set.

All Jacuzzi hot tubs are fitted with a ClearRay water sanitising system. The ClearRay bulb requires changing once a year. These cost £70.

The hot tub cover is likely to need changing every 3-5 years. They cost between £400 - £750.

Finally replacement parts: Hopefully your hot tub will last for many many years without any problems; however like a car, parts can go wrong. After your warranty has expired, the cost of replacement parts can be pricey. The most costly part to go wrong is the pump and that will cost around £500 to replace.

These costs probably sound a little scary when they are listed; however, owning a hot tub is one of the best investments you can make for you and your family.

If you have any questions, or would like to know the specific costs regarding to the model you have in mind, please pop in to one of our showrooms, or give us a call.

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