Many states have commissioned studies to look into reducing hot tubs’ demands on the power grid. Solutions that have been proposed, in order from huge savings to lesser savings, include: Higher-quality covers A bad spa cover hurts energy efficiency in several ways. First, it may have poor insulation, allowing more heat to transfer out while the tub heats up. Second, it may have poor waterproofing. This lets cold air and moisture in, while allowing hot air to escape, further damaging your efficiency. Even worse, as poor covers become waterlogged, they become even better at transferring heat! Upgrading your cover can decrease your energy bill by up to a third. Increased insulation You can save about one quarter of a hot tub’s total energy consumption by improving the insulation. Although hot tubs sometimes insulate the cabinets, they often do not insulate…
Do You Know Your Hot Tub Chemistry?
Hot tubs have fundamentally different chemistry than pools, and that’s mostly because of volume: A small pool will typically have more than 100 times the volume of a hot tub. This much smaller volume means…Read More
How do You Know When You Need a New Hot Tub Cover?
It might be hard to tell when your hot tub cover is failing. It could be becoming waterlogged slowly over time, in which case you might not notice the extra weight. Likewise, your power bills…Read More
Why Buying a Used Hot Tub is Risky
People love a good deal. Especially a good deal on a luxury item as popular as hot tubs. Unfortunately, there are certain times in life when quality and reliability are much more important than saving…Read More
How to Plan a Hot Tub Party
Planning any kind of party can be stressful, but hot tub parties add an entire extra layer of potential safety issues. However on the other hand, they’re tons of fun and wholly worth the added…Read More