Should I Leave My Hot Tub On All The Time?

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Should I Leave My Hot Tub On All The Time?

Leaving your hot tub on all the time seems like a waste of electricity. After all you probably only use it for a few hours per week. I decided to look more closely into the question of leaving the hot tub running all the time and this is what I discovered.

So, should I leave my hot tub on all the time? Yes, you should leave your hot tub on all of the time. Hot tubs are designed to always be switched on and it’s more economical to keep the water hot than it is to heat it up from cold each time you want to use it.

Why Are Hot Tubs Left On?

The main reason is that it takes a relatively small amount of electricity to keep your hot tub going once it has reached the correct temperature. This is particularly true in the summer if you have a good quality cover and if your hot tub has a high level of insulation. In fact, it’s possible that your hot tub will use very little energy in this situation.

However, the colder the ambient temperature is the more energy it will use to keep hot. Also, if your hot tub hasn’t got particularly good insulation then it will use more energy on a day to day basis to keep warm. Despite this, the general advice is to keep your hot tub running all the time as a number of issues and problems can occur when the hot tub is sitting idle.

When Should I Switch My Hot Tub Off?

There are some occasions when it’s obviously necessary to switch your hot tub off. The most obvious is when you are draining, cleaning and refilling it. It’s recommended to do this every 3 months or so to keep the water in the best condition and to keep the hot tub in as fresh and clean condition as possible.

You might also have a period of time when you know that you are going to be away or definitely won’t be using the hot tub. If you are to be away for a week or more it doesn’t really make economic sense to keep the hot tub running all of the time. You might also decide that winter hot tubbing just isn’t for you in which case the hot tub will need to be carefully drained and prepared for the winter months.

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