Several factors influence the electricity costs of running a swim spa, and certain aspects will determine its energy efficiency. For example, a self-cleaning†
swim spa maintains the cleanliness of a spa at a much lower cost. Hydropool swim spas are the only self-cleaning†
spas on the market and are also the most energy-efficient due to this and many other features. Below, we’ll provide you with what you need to know about the electricity usage of a swim spa so you can keep costs low.
Factors That Affect How Much Electricity a Swim Spa Uses
Swim spas have several different components that require electricity to function. The pumps, filters, and heating systems are the main power-drawing components in a swim spa. The size of the swim spa, the features it has, and how often it’s used will all affect how much electricity it consumes. Typically though, the monthly electric usage of a swim spa can range from 150 to 500 kilowatts.
Heaters are usually the biggest power draw in a swim spa. The size of the swim spa will also affect how much power is required to heat it. A swim spa’s pumps are responsible for circulating and keeping the water clean†
. The more powerful the pump, the more electricity it will use. The filter also uses electricity to keep the water clean†
. Swim spas with more features, such as massage jets and built-in stereo systems, will also use more electricity than those that are basic models.
You also need to think about how often you’ll be using your swim spa when it comes to estimating how much your electricity costs will be. If you plan on using it every day and if there will be multiple guests using it as well, your power usage will be higher than if you only use it a few times a week.
Of course, the temperature you set your swim spa to will also affect how much electricity it uses. The colder the water, the more power it will take to heat it. If you use your swim spa frequently, you may need to set the temperature higher to compensate for the heat lost each time you use it. If the swim spa you have comes with advanced insulation features, you may not need to use as much electricity to heat the water. You can reach out to your local spa dealer
to learn more about the best insulation features for swim spas.
Hydropool Swim Spas Are Designed with Efficiency in Mind
Made in Canada, where winter temperatures dip below freezing, Hydropool swim spas are designed with efficiency in mind. This means that you can enjoy your Hydropool swim spa no matter the season! Every unit has energy-saving features and advanced insulation technology, which leads to lower power usage. In fact, it’s significantly lower than other models in the market. Because of this, you can enjoy the warmth your swim spa can provide even at a lower temperature setting. Plus, you won’t need to worry about energy bills spiking during the colder months.
Another energy-efficient feature of Hydropool swim spas is the heat redistribution system powered by Thermal Shield Technology. It works by using heat produced by the jets and the pump to transfer heat to the water. This retains heat in the swim spa, so you don’t have to use as much electricity to enjoy the warm water. To take it up a notch, a heavy-duty safety hardcover further locks the heat in and keeps the cold out.
Investing in a Hydropool swim spa is an excellent way to improve your home and lifestyle. Not only do you get a top-of-the-line product, but you also get peace of mind knowing that your purchase won’t significantly raise electricity usage.
If you’d like to learn more about choosing a swim spa that matches your budget and lifestyle, download our free buyer’s guide today.