In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the key reasons why the concept of sustainability is such an important one when considering a hot tub or similar purchase. From saving water to maintaining energy efficiency and protecting the environment from chemicals or related risks, there are several reasons why it matters to prioritize sustainability when making your purchase.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re proud to serve as an authorized dealer of Bullfrog Spas in SLC and other parts of Utah, providing clients with these industry-leading products that stand out in several ways – including sustainability components and initiatives. Today’s part two of our series will shift gears a bit and look at the kinds of things you should be considering when selecting a hot tub with sustainability in mind, helping you make the ideal choice.
One of the most important areas to prioritize when choosing a hot tub with sustainability in mind is energy ratings. Different models and brands will vary significantly here, so it’s important to do your research and choose one that fits your desired energy efficiency level.
For instance, Energy Star ratings are available on a variety of hot tubs and can provide key information for buyers. These ratings will tell you how many kilowatt-hours per month the tub is expected to use, taking both electricity and gas usage into account. Remember that while these figures are estimates, they’re based on average usage – if your household uses the tub more or less often than this, your usage may differ.
Insulation and Covering
Another important factor here is insulation, which can help keep your hot tub at proper temperatures without using excessive energy. Some of the top insulation types used in modern hot tubs include full foam and partial foam, both of which are effective for this purpose.
In addition, be sure to consider the covering on your hot tub when it comes to sustainability. A high-quality covering will help keep heat in and reduce your energy usage, while also protecting the tub and its components from damage or wear-and-tear over time.
As we noted in part one, a common sustainability concern for hot tubs is the use of chemicals and related substances that can harm the environment over time. However, many modern hot tub models are moving away from these materials and toward more sustainable options like saltwater systems or ozone purification technology. Be sure to ask about the materials used in any model you’re considering and choose one that aligns with your sustainability goals.
Finally, remember that maintenance is a vital part of keeping your hot tub sustainable over time. This includes regular cleaning, draining and refilling and various other tasks. We recommend speaking to our professionals at Dolphin Pools & Spas about maintenance recommendations for any hot tub model you’re considering. Our expertise will help guide you towards the most sustainable choices available.
For more on how sustainability should impact your hot tub purchase considerations, or to learn about any of our hot tub options for clients around Utah, speak to our team today!