There are few things better then getting home after a long winter day and warming up in the hot tub. Now that the weather is colder, the hot tub is an excellent choice to quickly raise your body temperature and relax. However, sometimes heating up your hot tub can take far too long, and this can become very frustrating. Waiting 20 minutes for the spa to get hot can be terrible if you are freezing and just want to relax.
Luckily, there are some things you can do to shorten the amount of time it takes to heat up your hot tub:
Use A Hot Tub Cover
Hot tub covers provide several benefits to your spa, and one main one is that they help your spa reach an optimal temperature more quickly. Your cover will prevent heat from escaping, and this will result in warmer water in a fraction of the time as uncovered tubs. In addition, this trapped heat will help reduce the energy needed to heat the tub, saving you time and money on utilities. A cover is an excellent tool to speed up hot tub heating.
Properly Maintain Hot Tub Internal Parts And Components
The hot tub consists of several moving parts, and just like any other machine, will wear out over time. Unfortunately, when hot tub heating components become worn or damaged, your hot tub will not work as efficiently. If you are consistent in replacing worn and damaged parts, your tub will run more effectively, and become heated more quickly. Once again, this will also help save money on your energy bills as well.
Many hot tubs are in high wind areas, and this could be taking away your heat during the warming process. If you use a bit of strategy, you can help create wind blockage through the use of deck furniture, landscaping, or other barriers. Blocking wind will help you keep more heat in the tub.
Decide If Leaving Your Hot Tub Running Is Worth It
Many people that own hot tubs use them everyday. For high use owners, it probably makes sense to leave the hot tub on a low setting. If you use your hot tub frequently, it may be worth considering leaving your tub on a low setting.
Use A Hot Tub Timer
If you know ahead of time when you will be using the tub, a spa timer may be a great option. These devices allow you to choose a time when your tub will start automatically start heating. Let’s say you want to get in the spa after work. Simply set the timer for the correct time in the morning, and it should be good to go when you get home.
Waiting for the spa to heat up when you want to get in right away can be frustrating. However, if you follow some of these tips, and plan ahead, you can greatly reduce the amount of time spent waiting for the spa to heat. To learn more about hot tubs, contact us or give us a call at (916) 852-1140.