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10 Money Saving Tips for inflatable Hot Tub Owners

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10 Money Saving Tips for inflatable Hot Tub Owners

Having inflatable hot tubs can provide people with the feeling that they can indulge in a bit of luxury, without paying a great deal of money for the privilege of doing so.

Here are some tips on how inflatable hot tub owners can enjoy a spa experience and save money at the same time…

Use the cover…

Make sure to put the cover over your inflatable hot tub when it is not in use. This will prevent things falling into the tub when it is not in use. If things fall into the water then you may have to change the water in the spa sooner, or to put more cleaner into the water. Changing the water more frequently could increase the cost of running the hot tub.

Putting the cover over the hot tub when hot in use can also save money as the water will retain it’s heat for longer. If the cover gets damaged then repair it or replace it, as a damaged lid will not insulate the hot tub as effectively and more things could get into the water.

Turn the thermostat down…

Should you not use your hot tub for a short time turn the thermostat down a few degrees. This saves money in two ways, less energy is used to maintain a lower temperature and you will not have to use even more energy to reheat a newly refilled hot tub from the ambient temperature.

Pick the right size hot tub…

Work out how many people are likely to want to use your hot tub, and buy one according to the likely number of users. If only one or two people will use a spa then buy a smaller hot tub. If more people would use one then buy a family size spa. It makes sense to buy a smaller model if less people would use it, and the running costs would be lower as less water and energy would be needed to run it. Smaller tubs will often need less power to work so energy bills would not be as high.

Block off the wind/use a windbreak…

If your inflatable hot tub is outside then you may have to block off the wind. Buy a windbreak or improvise one of your own to stop the wind, otherwise you might have to use more energy keeping the water at the right temperature. If needs be put your spa in a corner where it can be protected by a wall or a fence, so that the windbreak will not have to go all the way round your tub.

Fill the hot tub with warm water…

The majority of people will automatically fill up their inflatable hot tub using the cold water hose. Using warm water to fill your hot tub means that less energy is needed to heat up the water in your spa. Not only does filling with warm water save money it reduces the amount of time you spend waiting for the hot tub to be hot enough to use. Just be sure that water you are adding is not too hot.

Buy a base protector for your hot tub…

Buying a base protector for your inflatable hot tub is good for too reasons, it prevents the base of your spa from getting punctured or damaged, and it provides a further layer of insulation. Though hot tubs are made of relatively robust materials after protection is good to prevent damage and having to repair or replace it. Further insulation of your hot tub saves money, especially in the winter months.

Find a good location for the hot tub…

You should carefully consider where you locate your inflatable hot tub. Consider if the potential location for your hot tub is exposed to the elements and find as much shelter as possible. For instance, positioning your hot tub near to a wall or fence could provide shelter from the wind. Placing it near trees could provide shade from the sun, and extra privacy too, but not directly underneath as leaves would need to be cleaned up. Do not worry if a wall or fence does not go all the way round the hot tub as windbreaks can be brought or rigged up easily enough.

Buy hot tub cleaners when they are on offer…

To keep your hot tub clean a wide range of cleaning products are needed, make sure that you buy them when these are on promotion. To keep a hot tub clean and safe to use you will need sanitizers, foam removers, chlorine and several other products. Some retailers and and hot tub sellers sell chemical bundles and these offer good value for money.

Clean your hot tub frequently…

Your hot tub can soon get dirty, so it needs to be cleaned frequently. Cleaning the water regularly reduces the risk that the water will become unhygienic. Whenever you clean the water be sure to clean the filters too as this reduces the the strain of the pump and reduces the amount of heating needed.

Check the PH level of your hot tub…

Having the PH level in your hot tub at the wrong level can damage the spa and if too acidic it could burn you. A PH level of 7.2 to 7.8 is ideal as it means the hot tub will not get damaged, clogged up by limescale and the cleaning products will work properly.

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