Thinking of buying a hot tub?April 8, 2021
What are the monthly costs of running a hot tub?
Our quick guide to the costs of owning a hot tub in Ireland
How much will my new hot tub cost to maintain?
Nothing beats the feeling of comfort, relaxation, and invigoration you get while kicking back in your own luxury hot tub. But, we know what you’re thinking. “My electricity bill will go through the roof” or "how much will a new hot tub actually cost me?".
These are some of the most common questions we get asked here at Atlantic Leisure. The good news is that running and maintaining your own hot tub here in Ireland can be far less costly than you may have imagined. Having said that, costs do vary from tub to tub, so unfortunately there is no definitive, one-size-fits-all answer.
What are the key factors?
To help give you a clearer picture, here are some of the basic costs and what is behind them. Typically, higher-end, top-of-the-range tubs tend to cost more initially but require less maintenance in the long run. As well as this, there are many other factors that impact the costs of owning a hot tub here in Ireland. These include our climate, the size of your hot tub, how well insulated it is, and the general cost of electricity in your area. Given that Ireland has a temperate climate, your tub may lose unnecessary water heat if it is not insulated or covered correctly, meaning this is another initial investment to consider when purchasing your tub. Thankfully, here at Atlantic Leisure, we offer a bespoke cover lifter, designed specifically for your tub as an optional extra. This will help save you money each month by helping to regulate water temperature.
Should I always keep my hot tub running?
We have more good news. It is actually more energy-efficient to keep the water in your hot tub running at all times. This is due to the fact that heating up the water takes time and therefore costs you more if you have to keep turning your tub off and on again. In light of this, we recommend constantly running your hot tub with the water set to your desired temperature. This will not only reduce the overall cost of your hot tub maintenance, but it means your tub will be ready and waiting at all times!
Hot tub service & maintenance
Another factor that comes into play are the chemical and maintenance products required to keep your tub running perfectly. Hot tubs are there to be enjoyed, whether it be relaxing in the evening after a late night at work or with friends and family at the weekend. So in order to ensure your tub is ready to go at all times, there are various chemicals you will need on hand in order to protect your tub. These chemicals are usually inexpensive and readily stocked here at Atlantic Leisure. To learn more, visit the chemical products section on our website by clicking the button below.
What do we recommend in order to keep your costs down?
- Look for the highest spec hot tub suited to your price range. As with most things, your initial investment will pay off long term.
- Keep the water in your tub at your preferred temperature at all times.
- Ensure you have all the required chemicals and cleaning products on hand at all times.
If you feel like taking the plunge today or have any further questions, you can contact us or browse our extensive range of luxury hot tubs by following the links below.