Many hot tub owners are seeking ways in which they can conserve water usage, both for environmental reasons, and to minimise their costs.
Here are a few tips to point you in the right direction, while you relax and enjoy your hot tub experience.
1. Ensure a water meter is fitted
2. Ongoing servicing costs less in the long term
• Maintain your hot tub correctly throughout the year. It takes very little time, and is inexpensive. However, neglecting it and letting it turn into a swamp, as well as being potentially harmful to bathers, will cost you much more in time and money. It costs more in water usage and additional chemicals to rescue a neglected hot tub, than to maintain it throughout the year.
3. Stop any unnecessary water losses
• When using a hosepipe to fill or top the hot tub up, ensure it has a trigger that complies with Water Regulations.
• Perform filter maintenance when required as per manufacturer’s instructions.
• When emptying the hot tub, use the water for other purposes, such as to water your garden. The chemical levels present in hot tub water are maintained at relatively low levels and should therefore be safe to use for watering the majority of garden plants. However, if you have any plants which are particularly exotic or delicate, it is good practice to consult with a qualified horticulturalist to seek further information and guidance before using the empty water on these plants.
• As far as is possible, try not to splash the water out of the hot tub, as displaced water will need topping up.
• In the unlikely event of any leaks, get them fixed immediately.
4. Reduce evaporation and save energy
• Keep the cover on at all times the hot tub is not being used.
• Maintain lower water temperatures, especially when the weather is hot. This will also make the water more comfortable for bathers.
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