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Economics of Hot Tub Ownership

Economics of Hot Tub Ownership - Wave Spas USA

Hot tubs are a luxurious addition to any home, providing relaxation and therapeutic benefits. However, many potential buyers are concerned about the costs associated with running a hot tub. In this blog, we will delve into the expenses involved in operating a hot tub and showcase how Wave's Rigid Foam Eco Spas offer an economical solution for hot tub enthusiasts.

Heating Costs:

The most significant factor contributing to the cost of running a hot tub is the heating function. On average, powering all the heater units for an hour costs $0.29. Considering that it takes approximately 27 hours to reach the maximum temperature of 104°F, the total cost to achieve this optimal temperature is just $7.76. Compared to other hot tubs, Wave's Rigid Foam Eco Spas offer efficient heat retention and lower heat-up time, resulting in cost savings in the long run.

Bubble Function:

While the bubble function adds an enjoyable element to the hot tub experience, it's essential to be mindful of its costs. Running the bubble function costs $0.39 per hour. As the bubble function cannot be used simultaneously with the heater function, running it consistently will cause your spa to cool down. To maximize energy efficiency and minimize expenses, we recommend sporadic use of the bubble function, especially when the water temperature is at its desired level.

Maintaining Spa Temperature:

To maintain the spa temperature, the cost can be as low as 32 cents per day. However, external factors like ambient temperature can impact the heat retention. To counter this, Wave's Rigid Foam Eco Spas come with built-in insulation conducive to heat retention, resulting in lower costs and less frequent heater operation. Additionally, for those residing in colder regions, using Bubble Mat Liners can provide extra insulation, further reducing heat loss.

A Comparative Analysis:

Let's consider the costs of operating a Wave Rigid Foam Eco Spa over a three-day period:

20 hours of heater running (cover on)

3 hours of maintaining (cover on)

30 minutes of bubbles (cover off)

1 hour of heater running (cover off)

22.5 hours of maintaining (cover on)

30 minutes of bubbles (cover off)

1.5 hours of heater running (cover off)

22.5 hours of maintaining (cover on)

30 minutes of bubbles (cover off)

1.5 hours of heater running (cover off)

The total cost for this usage pattern would be $7.92. In comparison, a regular inflatable hot tub could cost around $15 to operate over the same period, based on average energy prices in the US. It is evident that Wave's Rigid Foam Eco Spas offer significant savings, making them a highly economical choice.

Investing in a hot tub doesn't have to be a drain on your finances. By understanding the costs involved and choosing an energy-efficient option like Wave's Rigid Foam Eco Spas, you can enjoy the relaxation and therapeutic benefits of a hot tub without breaking the bank. With advanced insulation technology and careful management of heater and bubble functions, these spas offer an economical and environmentally friendly way to enjoy the luxury of a hot tub in the comfort of your own home. So, immerse yourself in the ultimate relaxation experience without worrying about high energy bills with Wave's Rigid Foam Eco Spas.

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