20 Balsam St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 4H7
Owen Sound (519) 372-9411 Collingwood (705) 445-6165
Breadcrumb Image
Should I Leave My Hot Tub On All the Time?
Home Blog Should I Leave My Hot Tub On All the Time?
07 Mar 2023  /  by clark   /   0 Comments

There’s nothing like relaxing in a hot tub after a long day. But you may be wondering: should I leave my hot tub on all the time so it’s ready-to-go? Or is it better to turn it off when I’m not using it?

Well, the short answer is…yes! Hot tubs are actually designed to run constantly. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the reasons why keeping your hot tub on can be beneficial.

Heating Up a Large Amount of Water Takes A Lot of Time and Energy

First of all, if you’re running your hot tub off of a traditional water heater, it takes a lot of energy to heat up a large amount of water. Therefore, the more you start and stop your hot tub, the more energy it takes to heat the water up each time.

Not only that, but it also takes a long time for the water to heat up once it has cooled down completely. You may find it difficult getting in those regular hot tubbing sessions if you have to sit around waiting for the water to heat up!

Lower Your Energy Bills with Constant Usage

It may not seem like it, but you can actually save on your energy bills by letting your hot tub run 24/7.  When your hot tub is running all the time, it doesn’t have to work as hard to heat up the water. This means that you’ll use less energy and save more money – and there’s nothing wrong with that!

When Should You Turn Your Hot Tub Off?

Since you do need to drain your hot tub every so often, you will need to turn it off every once in a while. It’s best to do this every 1-3 months, depending on how often you use it. And while you may be tempted to skip this draining, don’t  – it can help to keep your hot tub running efficiently and prevent any potential problems from occurring.

Other than that, the only other time you should turn your hot tub off is when you’re not going to be using it for an extended period of time. For example, some people may move to their cottage or other house in the summer, while others simply don’t enjoy a good hot tubbing session in the winter (as hard as this may be to believe for some!). In these cases, it’s best to turn your hot tub off and save the energy bills.

How Else Can You Reduce Hot Tub Running Costs?

Aside from leaving your hot tub on all the time, there are several other ways you can reduce running costs. This includes:

  • Installing a high-efficiency water heater
  • Turning down the temperature of your hot tub
  • Adding insulating blankets and covers to keep the heat in
  • Cleaning and servicing your hot tub regularly

By taking these steps, you can ensure that your hot tub is running as efficiently as possible and that you’re not wasting any energy or money.

The Bottom Line

At the end of the day, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t leave your hot tub on all the time. Not only will this reduce your energy bills, but it will also make it easier to get in those regular hot tubbing sessions. Just remember to turn off your hot tub on occasion, whether you’re draining it or if you’re not going to be using it for a while. With that, you can relax in your hot tub worry-free – no matter the time of year!

Whether you’re in the market for a new hot tub or need help with cleaning and maintaining your current one, we’ve got you covered! Click here to get in touch with Clark Pools and Spas, or drop by our showroom today.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *