Eco-friendly tips for your hot tub June 1, 2020 09:00
While we are outside in our hot tubs, enjoying our colourful and beautiful gardens, our environment can add so much to our experiences.
Being kind to the environment is becoming increasingly important. We need to reduce the effect our daily lives contribute to the environment which can be incredibly rewarding too.
Wondering how you can make your hot tub experience more environmentally friendly? Take a look through some of our tips below.
1. Keep your hot tub covered
Not only will your hot tub cover protect your tub from dust, debris, and wildlife, it will also help lower the running costs.
A good quality hot tub cover is a vital component in keeping your tub insulated while also helping prolong the life of your tub.
Did you know that hot tub covers should be replaced after 3-4 years? Over time your hot tub cover will become heavier and will lose some insulation properties due to contact with steam from your water and general wear and tear.
If you’re in need of a new hot tub cover, take a look through our range here: https://www.outdoorlivinghottubs.co.uk/pages/hot-tub-covers
2. Consider a ClearRAY® Water Purification System
A ClearRAY® Water Purification System uses UV-C technology to instantly give you clean, clear water, treating 99.9% of waterborne pathogens.
The system also reduces the amount of sanitizer you need to use, which is good for the environment and for yourself, reducing skin and eye irritations.
Every Jacuzzi has the ClearRAY® Water Purification System and you can check out the range here: https://www.outdoorlivinghottubs.co.uk/collections/jacuzzi-hot-tubs
3. Responsibly drain your hot tub water
Your hot tub water contains chemicals that are harmful to the environment and should never be drained on your grass or near any trees. The chemicals may discolour your lawn or even kill it and prevent regrowth.
You should drain and dispose of your chemical-filled water responsibly, away from grass and the foundation supporting your hot tub.
Most hot tubs have a drain valve either on the bottom or just inside the cabinet. You can also use a submersible pump to pump the water out. Make sure you turn the power off and keep it off until your tub has been refilled.
For more information on draining your tub, read our guide here: https://www.outdoorlivinghottubs.co.uk/blogs/inspiration-advice/hot-tub-cleaning-guide
4. Find the ideal hot tub location
Picking the right location for your hot tub is important for a number of reasons. You need to find a solid and level surface that is close to your electrical supply, but you should also consider a spot that’s sheltered from the elements.
Making sure your hot tub is out of the way of wind can help reduce the loss of heat and will save energy.
This is where a hot tub gazebo can come in handy. It will shelter your hot tub from all the elements the unpredictable British weather throws at us. You can even get a gazebo with atrium roofs so the sunlight can shine through when you’re sat in your tub!
Take a look through our collection of gazebos and enclosures here: https://www.outdoorlivinghottubs.co.uk/collections/gazebos
5. Clean your hot tub filters frequently
The longer your hot tub filter goes uncleaned, the more dirt and debris can build up making its performance less effective.
Your filters should be cleaned at least once a week to ensure that you keep on top of the filter maintenance, making the cleaning process quicker and easier.
It’s easier to have two filters so you can set them on a rotation, using the spare filter when the other one is getting cleaned. If you don’t have a rotation system, your filters should be replaced every 12 months.
For more information on how to clean your hot tub filters, check out our guide here: https://www.outdoorlivinghottubs.co.uk/blogs/inspiration-advice/how-to-clean-a-hot-tub-filter
6. Book in regular hot tub servicing
Having your hot tub serviced regularly will ensure it gets a full health check from experienced technicians.
Hot tub technicians can check your water chemistry, general wear and tear and highlight any potential future issues. This is especially important when looking for leaks and cracks, or even any loose valves. They will also check your massaging jets and ensure your hot tub heating system is working at optimal efficiency.
Maintaining your hot tub and having it regularly serviced will all extend the lifespan of your hot tub, keeping it in good working order, saving money and stress down the line.
For information on servicing with our hot tub technicians, take a look at our page and fill in the contact form here: https://www.outdoorlivinghottubs.co.uk/pages/outdoor-living-hot-tub-servicing
7. Consider a SmartTub system
A new introduction to the hot tub industry is the SmartTub system, which makes owning a hot tub a breeze.
It starts with an easy to use app that allows you to do many things such as view your energy usage estimates, notifies you of any power outage and adjusts your key settings, such as energy efficiency and temperature whilst you’re away. It can even alert you when your hot tub needs attention and will help you acknowledge when a service is required.
The system makes it easy to see how much energy the hot tub is using and then adjusts the settings to help keep monthly energy costs low and affordable.
So, if you’re wondering which hot tub is the most energy-efficient, our SmartTub system comes as standard on the Jacuzzi J400 and J500 hot tub series. Discover more here: https://www.outdoorlivinghottubs.co.uk/collections/jacuzzi-hot-tubs
We all know that running a hot tub does take up a lot of power and costs but if we can try and manage our energy consumption and be kinder on our surroundings, we can take some simple steps to help the world become a little healthier.