Heating a hot tub will depend on certain aspects, like the size of your spa and the temperature you desire. Typically, it will take a hot tub about an hour to heat up approximately three to six degrees, meaning it will take about four hours in total to reach your ideal temperature. However, we have certain tips and tricks for you to use so that you can speed up this process and get to enjoying your hot tub sooner. Here’s what you can do as an owner to get your hot tub to the desired temperature.
Your Climate Plays a Role
It’s safe to say that where you live will play a large role in how quickly your hot tub gets to the optimal temperature. For instance, if you’re trying to heat your hot tub in the wintertime and where you live is cold and snowy, these outside influences might slow down the process. However, regardless of where you live, we’ve got the perfect tips and tricks for you.
Best Practices for Heating Your Hot Tub Quickly:
Using Covers to Keep the Cold Out
The first thing you will want to do is ensure you have invested in a high-quality cover that’s insulation will be effective enough to keep the cold and snow out. To help your hot tub get to its perfect temperature and maintain it long-term, we suggest that you leave your cover on as often as possible. That way, the water circulating will not only be contained without any cold or snow interfering with the heating process, but it will almost cause a vacuum-sealed effect in which no heat can escape. It’s safe to say that this step will make the most significant difference considering a hot tub’s cover is insulated and designed specifically to keep the warmth inside. So, if you feel that your hot tub cover isn’t quite good enough, then we recommend investing in a high-quality cover that will last you many years to come.
Besides having a good cover, another tip we have is getting a thermal spa blanket, as it can be used in combination to provide an extra layer of protection against the cold. Because these blankets are easy to cut to your specific hot tub’s shape or size, they will be effective regardless of what hot tub you own. Adding a thermal spa blanket as another layer between your water and cover can help heat up your hot tub much faster. Not only will something like this help in the short term, but in the long run, too.
Turning Your Hot Tub’s Jets On
Ensuring your spa’s jets are turned on is the next tip to speeding up the heating process and getting your hot tub’s water circulating. Not only will this distribute warm water, but it will effectively ensure there are no colder spots in your hot tub once you get in. Think of it like this. If you’re outside in the cold, chances are you will warm up faster if you’re moving around than just sitting in one place. Movement creates warmth, and the same principle applies to heating a hot tub as quickly as possible.
Using a Heater or Hot Water
If you need to fill your hot tub with water instead of simply turning the heater on, then we recommend adding warm or hot water in, instead of from the tap. Instead of trying to bring cold water up to your ideal temperature, you can spend less time waiting for your spa to heat up by adding warm water to begin with. This will allow you to spend less time waiting and more time enjoying.
The last tip we have for quickly and effectively heating your hot tub to your perfect temperature is getting an immersion heater. These heaters work alongside the tub’s heater to get to your set temperature quicker. For the best results, we recommend finding an Immersion Heater with at least 1500W.
Even if you live in a colder climate with lots of snow and below zero temperatures, there are many things you can do to speed up your hot tub’s heating process. By following these best practices, you will not only be helping short-term but also with the longevity of your hot tub’s water. In addition, keeping these tips in mind can help you at any point in the year so that you can spend less time waiting for the perfect temperature and more time soaking up all the benefits a hot tub has to offer. To learn how to find the ideal hot tub for you and your home, download our free buyer’s guide or visit us at our London hot tub store.