Hot Tubs for Sale: 3 Hacks to Get the Most Out Of Your Jacuzzi without Draining the Meter
There is nothing quite like visiting a thermal hot spring in the middle of winter. Practised widely in Egypt, India, Europe, and South Africa by the San and Tswana people for their supernatural healing powers, hot springs soothe aching muscles, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, and relaxes the body and mind. But you do not need to drive to Bela-Bela, Barrydale, Montague, Eshowe, Calitzdorp, Isinuka or Amanzintaba this winter to reap the many benefits of a healing hot soak. Invest in one of many affordable Jacuzzis for sale today.
The Perfect Winter Treat
A season of regeneration, renewal and self-reflection, winter is a time to work on self. However, that does not mean you need to go into hibernation mode. Winter outdoor air and colours are magical, and a Jacuzzi is a great way to enjoy it. Imagine placing your Jacuzzi on your deck next to your outdoor kitchen or perfectly positioning it in the middle of your bathroom? Each evening after work or early in the morning, you put on your fluffy robe and head to your outdoor or indoor tub for a relaxing yet revitalising soak. Whether indoors or outdoors – besides keeping you toasty, a hot winter soak in a jetted bath eases aching muscles, alleviates insomnia, improves circulation, and relieves stress and insomnia.
Investing in one of many Jacuzzis for sale on the market is an investment in your health and well-being. But if you’re like most South Africans, water and energy consumption rates are issues for you. Your monthly obligations are already sky-high, so how will a jetted hot tub impact your budget? While today’s more modern Jacuzzi models are a lot more energy-efficient, they are still high consumers. If this concerns you, look at these tried-and-tested hacks to get the most out of your Jacuzzi – without draining the electricity meter.
Invest in an Efficient Thermal Cover
Around 60% of heat escapes through the surface of the hot tub. That means a quality cover is essential. If you plan on using your hot tub every day over the winter months, invest in a well-insulated covering with a tight-fitting seal. A new thermal quality cover will reduce your energy costs, paying for itself over its lifetime. However, ensure you buy the right size cover that fits your Jacuzzi perfectly. In addition, when the hot tub is not in use, close the jets as that helps to keep the water hot.
The Right Temperature
Did you know that simply keeping your hot tub at the right temperature will save you money? One of the most enjoyable things in life is getting into a hot, jetted Jacuzzi on a freezing day or night. However, maintaining a ‘ready to hop in’ 38 degree Celsius temperature all day long will turn your investment into a ‘bank balance’ nightmare. The colder the weather, the more units your meter uses to warm the water. However, if you turn the temperature down when not in use, you only have to look at your meter to see the savings.
Keep the Water and Filter Clean
A clean hot tub reduces running costs. For instance, a clogged filter will force the pump to work twice as hard, affecting your electricity meter. A dirty filter or pipe can even damage the Jacuzzi. Much like a swimming pool, clean the filter weekly, followed by a chemical clean each month and a filter replacement each year. Besides a clean filter, keep your water clean at all times. Dirty water carries billions of minuscule particles, which slows down the filter, increasing energy use. To ensure the water is clean, test with pH test strips and treat accordingly.
Bonus Tip: Shop Your Supplier
Investing in a Jacuzzi is a significant decision. Not only must you find the perfect space, but you must buy the right hot tub for sale. There are also maintenance and repairs to consider. A lot like investing in a speed boat, you need a supplier at the top of their game. You want a renowned Jacuzzi specialist who understands your specific energy and water limitations, budget, and health requirements and will ensure the right fit for you. One of the best tips for choosing a Jacuzzi for sale is to shop your supplier first. You will need a supplier, trendsetter, and installer with a dazzling reputation like Summer Place Spas and Baths.
At Summer Place Baths & Spas, not only do we provide the largest Jacuzzi selection in South Africa, but we stay your partners for life.