Spas are wonderful. Big electric bills are not. So we make sure our spas are totally insulated. While many spas claim to be fully foamed, they often use only cheaper, low-density, open-cell packaging-type foam. Hot Spring spas, by contrast, are totally insulated, not just fully foamed. The difference lies in our multiple layers of high-density, closed-cell polyurethane foam, the same material used to insulate commercial freezers. Once you own a Hot Spring spa, you'll really appreciate its lower operating costs.
Energy FeaturesHot Spring ® spas deliver superior performance for just pennies a day. Our state-of-the-art features are designed to save you money.
Exclusive Insulated CoverEach spa comes with a custom-fit cover that forms a tight seal. It's made of durable marine-grade vinyl with 2 or 1.5 lb foam insulation, and is tapered for water run-off. It features child-resistant safety locks and is UL Classified in accordance with ASTM safety standards.
Constant HeatDriving innovation, Hot Spring Spas' energy saving features maintain the water at your desired temperature, eliminating expensive heating, cooling and filtration cycles.
SmartJet® SystemWe provide a variety of massage options without oversized or multiple jet pumps. Simply turn on the jet system you want...and nothing more.
Hydraulically Efficient PlumbingOur manifold plumbing system minimizes restrictions in the water flow, so less jet horsepower (and less energy) is required to deliver a strong feel at the jets.
No-Fault® HeaterThe unique, patented design ensures maximum efficiency by transferring over 98% of the heat it produces into the water...minimizing waste and energy cost.
L.E.D. Interior LightUses far less energy than a standard light bulb. In fact, many cities are converting their traffic signals to low-watt L.E.D. lights to conserve energy.
Hot Spring® spas set the standard when it comes to energy efficency.The Energy Smart® Spa While many spas claim to be fully foamed, they often use only cheaper, low-density foam that can absorb moisture - reducing its ability to retain heat. Hot Spring spas, by contrast, are totally insulated, notjust fully/Darned The difference lies in our multiple layers of high-density, polyurethane foam, the same material used to insulate commercial freezers. In addition, our pumps and heater are designed to deliver maximum performance using minimum energy. Once you own a Hot Spring spa, you'll really appreciate its lower operating costs.
Third Party TestingUnlike other spa manufacturers, we don't expect you to take our word for the energy efficiency of our spas. We turned to Exponent, Inc., the nation's leading independent scientific and engineering firm, to guantify the actual energy consumption of a Hot Spring spa through rigorous testing. As the industry leader, we maintain only the highest testing standards in order to give you confidence that purchasing a Hot Spring spa is a powerfully efficient decision.
Calculating Your Monthly Cost
How much will it cost to operate a Hot Spring spa? That depends on the model you own, the temperature you set, yourfrequency of use, the mean ambient temperature and the cost of electricity where you live. To get an idea, use the energy table below. It presents the actual documented energy consumption of a mid-sized Hot Spring spa in heavy use, based on third-party testing. To calculate the approximate cost to operate a mid-sized Hot Spring spa in your location, use the convenient energy calculator at www.hotspring.com.
Hot Spring has always been the leader in designing and manufacturing energy efficient spas. While all Hot Spring spas are extremely energy efficient, look for the EE symbol to find the models specially configured to be the most energy efficient spas available.
|Monthly Energy Cost = Kilowatt Hours x Rate per Kilc|
|City||Approximate Annual Mean Ambient Temperature in Degrees Fahrenheit||Approximate Average KilowattHours per Month To Operate Spa*||Approximate Average Rate Charged per Kilowatt Hour in Dollars**||Approximate Average Monthly Energy Cost To Operate Spa*|
|Las Vegas, NV||70°||138||$0.10||$13.80|
|St. Louis, MO||55°||192||$0.05||$9.60|
|Calgary, Canada||40°||241||$ 0.08***||$19.28***|
|International Falls, MN||35°||262||$0.07||$18.34|
*Based on a 115 volt Sovereign® spa set at W2T used 6 times perweek; 15 minutes with the Jets on, 15 minutes with the jets off during each use. Testing conducted in a Controlled Environmental Chamber using continuous Data Acquisition monitoring equipment including Continuous Progression Kilowatt Recording meters, Voltage Measurement probes, Current Measurement probes. Relative Humidity Chamber Measurement probes and Thermocouple probes. All equipment was rigorously calibrated to ensure data accuracy.
**Based on rate quoted by the local utility company in November 2006. Rates subject to change - check with your local electricity provider for the current rate in your area.
***In Canadian dollars.