The costs to run a hot tub can vary from product to product and also depends on how much a tub is used and the environment the tub is kept in. Jacuzzi® hot tubs feature many energy saving features that keep running costs to a minimum. Visit our blog post to find out more.
HOW DO I DRAIN MY HOT TUB?
Many hot tubs have bottom drains which you can connect to a hose pipe and run to a drain. However if you have not got a bottom drain then this is not a big problem as you can purchase a submersible pump and roll flat hose and can drain the spa that way just as easily.
HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN MY HOT TUB?
There is no recommended time limit for bathing in your hot tub, however, it is best to keep yourself hydrated whilst you are in the spa and drink plenty of water.
how much should i spend on a hot tub?
We really wish we could give you a definitive answer to this question, however there are a lot of things which will affect the price of a hot tub. From experience, we can tell you that the cheapest hot tubs will not always work out as the best value as they may cost more to run or need a more rigorous cleaning regime. We recommend doing all the research you can, finding the features you can’t live without and then finding a hot tub that ticks as many boxes as possible.
what size hot tub shoud i buy?
This question depends on how many people you want to be able to use the hot tub at any one time. If you have a small family then a 4 seat hot tub would more than likely suit your needs, however if your plan is to throw hot tub parties then you will probably need a larger one. At Lincolnshire Pools & Spas we sell hot tubs that seat between 2 and 9 people.
how many pumps & jets do i need?
There is a common misconception that the more pumps and jets that a hot tub has, the more powerful it will be. Whilst the concept of this is true, there is a limited amount of power available to the hot tub due to the electrical supply from the house to the hot tub.
All the hot tubs we sell have been carefully selected to provide maximum efficiency without losing out on power or hydrotherapeutic benefit. Think of it like a car, does more wheels make it go faster? No. But a better engine does. Look at the pump quality and specification in the hot tub rather than the number of jets.
how do you install a hot tub?
Before installing a hot tub, there are 3 main considerations:
A level solid base for it to sit on
An electrical supply
A hose pipe
With regards to the base and water supply, we will cover these in our site survey to make sure everything is perfect for your new hot tub. Depending on the hot tub you purchase you may need additional electrical work to create a 32amp supply or greater.
Hot tubs are heavy, which is why we have special equipment such as spa dolly’s and trailers to help us move the hot tub safely into place. The hot tub is transported on its side to get it into position. We do a site survey to ensure we can get the hot tub where you would like it but we will also advise if a HIAB or crane is needed which we can organise at a fraction of the cost you would normally be quoted.
should i keep my hot tub heated all the time?
You should keep your hot tub hot 24/7 as this will ensure it is always ready for use. It uses a lot more energy to keep heating a hot tub than it does to keep it at temperature. The only time we advise not to do this is when you may not use it for a few weeks/months. In this case we advise you to drain your hot tub to prevent bacteria growth. We perform a ‘winterise’ service to ensure your hot tub goes into hibernation safely when not in use.
how long will it take to fill my hot tub?
Hot tubs are filled using a hose pipe so the filling time can vary depending on the capacity and water pressure. An average is two to three hours.