How Much does it Cost to run an Inflatable Hot Tub?
The cost of running your inflatable hot tub depends on the size of it and how much you use it, the bigger the spa the more water there is to heat and keep warm, the more you use it the more the water drops and the more power is needed to heat it up again.
Lay-Z-Spa Inflatable Hot Tub Running Costs
On the Lay-Z-spa site they say ‘We estimate it can cost around *£7 – £10 a week to run based on feedback we have had from our customers’.
Of course this will vary depending on your electricity supplier and how much they charge, and also the size of the spa, but this gives you a ball park figure. Inflatable hot tubs are a lot cheaper to maintain and run than a traditional fixed solid hot tub you may see with a wooden surround.
All hot tubs come with a special cover that is insulated to help keep them warm when not in use, you can also buy a floor protector to prevent the cold on the slabs or ground coming up into the spa.
Lay-Z-Spas are also thermostatically regulated, the heater will only actually switch on to top up the temperature of the water to your desired temperature, once it falls a degree or two below this as it is easier to keep warm once it drops down a little.
*Figures based Spa usage of 3 times a week for approx 25 mins with 20 mins of Lay-Z-Massage including a 5 min interval. Wind-block and cover utilised.
As well as the cost of electricity to run and keep the spa warm, there is also the cost of filters and chemicals to help maintain the hot tub.
Tips to help keep the cost down!
When setting your hot tub up, think about where it will be positioned, somewhere sheltered from the wind will help, if it can be covered, even better. There is also what the spa will sit on, sat straight onto cold slabs won’t help, but using the floor protector and insulator will.
Keep the lid on. As soon as you get out, put the lid on, and take it off as soon as you are about to get in. This lid not only stops debris going in, but stops heat going out. When you have finished make sure the lid is on correctly and folder over with no gaps.