One reason that may cause people to be wary about purchasing a spa may be due to the worry the amount of water a hot tub wastes. With the rate of utility costs, it may be a concern for many. However, hot tubs typically don’t waste water and there are many ways to converse water levels. Here is a list of ways to conserve water when owning a backyard hot tub.
Ensuring that your water is clean and balanced is key. If you maintain the water chemistry, it will reduce the amount of water you have to adjust. This will not only save you money on chemicals because you’re using fewer, but it will save you money on water. By having the water chemistry balanced, it reduces the amount of water you have to drain and refill.
Your Cover is Important
One of the most important of reducing the amount of water that evaporates is by ensuring your cover is on when your spa is not in use. If don’t not to cover your spa, it will cause evaporation and you will have to refill your spa constantly. Potentially costing it more to operate your spa. A cover may seem like an expensive purchase upfront, but it will help protect your spa in more ways than one.
Clean Your Filters
The filters in a spa need to be cleaned regularly. This helps to keep your spas water chemistry more balanced and makes draining the tub less necessary. Filters collect all of the particles that circulate in the water. The tub does not need to be drained in order to clean the filters, although many owners may take the time to drain and clean their spa while cleaning the filters, usually on a quarterly basis.
Check for Leaks
It is always a good idea to take a quick look at your spa to ensure there are no leaks. If your spa has a leak it will more than likely require water top ups regularly. This can ideally end up costing you more money in water. If you think your spa has a leak but can’t see it, perhaps it is inside the spa. This may require you to call a technician to safely and properly look into the matter.
Consider an Upgrade
Is your spa older? This may cause difficulty in keeping your water balanced. Newer spas tend to have a more advanced cleaning and filtering system, which helps your water stay clean and balanced much longer. Ideally, allowing you to reduce the amount you are to drain your spa and refill it.
Are you now considering a hot tub? If so, visit us at Niagara Hot Tubs. We will help find the perfect backyard hot tub to fit your needs.