How to keep your swim spa energy efficient and cost effective

Swim spas are a great addition to every Sydney home. They offer warmth and comfort in the cold winter months and also provide relief from the summer heat. When it comes to swim spas Sydney homeowners no doubt reap a host of benefits. However, one concern many spa owners often come across is the running costs involved. Like anything you plug in, a swim spa can contribute to your electricity bill, and when you're not careful the spa you use to de-stress may turn out to be anything but relaxing. 

My Spa Sydney is here to help you enjoy the ultimate spa experience without stressing about energy consumption. Our range of spas, swim spas, and plunge pools are all incredibly energy efficient as they have been made with the latest technology in mind.

Invest in a good swim spa cover

A swim spa cover does more than just keep out unwanted debris and insects out of your water. Its also crucial to keeping heat from escaping your spa. Most swim spas already come with a free cover. While they may provide decent insulation, they also have a tendency to deteriorate fast and crack over time, reducing its ability to effectively insulate your tub.

And remember, the more heat you lose, the more energy you spend to keep your spa properly heated. That's why its important to make sure that you have a good spa cover. Make sure that the cover fits well and is just the right size for your spa.

Regular maintenance is key

As a spa owner, its important that you observe proper care and maintenance. Not only does it ensure the long life of your spa equipment, it also helps you control your energy costs. Make sure to follow the manufacturers instructions and any specific schedule for maintenance. Most manufacturers recommend giving a spa a once-over every 3-4 months. Nevertheless, there are certain maintenance tasks that can be done weekly.

A typical spa maintenance routine often cover the following:

  • Cleaning the spa surface
  • Cleaning the spa cover
  • Removing any dirt and debris
  • Draining/refilling the water
  • Cleaning the hardcover and headrest
  • Cleaning the swim spa jets

Adjust the Spa thermostat

When temperatures dip during chilly winter evenings, it can be tempting to set your spa up to its maximum temperature limit (often at 104 F). This might offer you a brief respite from the cold, however, it will not spare your energy costs.

Consider setting your thermostat at a lower temperature instead, enough to help you enjoy a warm and soothing soak. You can drastically cut your energy consumption and save money by doing so.

Check your spa filter system  

Your spas filter system not only helps preserve the overall quality of your water, it also helps make sure that your pump motor works effectively, reducing your energy costs. If your filters are clogged or have simply deteriorated, it will not be able to do its job of sifting through small contaminants (such as dirt, sand, or bugs) in water. This can wear out the pump motor and cause it to work twice as hard, leading to a higher energy consumption and prematurely shortening the life of your equipment.

To avoid this, regularly check and clean your swim spa filters. Experts also recommend having a spare set of filters available as well as replacing filter cartridges every 18-24 months.

Owning and enjoying the extensive benefits of a swim spa doesn't have to cost you a fortune. By following these tips, you can make your spa more energy efficient, cutting your costs and your impact to the environment.

Related Guide: How to Change Spa Filters

How long should I run my spa pump?

We recommend running your spa pump for at least four hours twice daily.

The circulation pump in your spa is the easiest, most efficient way to keep your spa clean. Reducing the preset schedule on your pump may seem like the cost-effective choice; however, your spa is the most energy efficient when clean.

Learn more: How long should a spa pump run per day?

We hope this article has helped answer your questions about energy-efficient spas. By following the tips above, you can enjoy a relaxing spa experience without worrying about your energy bill!

At mySpa Sydney, we understand how important it is to have an energy-efficient spa or pool. That's why we offer only the highest quality, Australian-made products. Visit us at our showroom to learn more about our range and for help finding the perfect spa or pool for you and your family.

Happy swimming!