If you are now the proud owner of a hot tub, then you may be wondering what the first steps should be. Well, knowing how you are going to heat your hot tub is a number one priority. The way you heat your hot tub does depend on the condition, efficiency and location, so you need to make sure you consider these points.
Most hot tubs come with a heater installed already but it is important to know that you can replace them if necessary or upgrade when desired. At the end of the day, you’re not going to get a new hot tub every time the heater breaks!
What Can Affect Your Hot Tub Heater?
If you find that your hot tub is heating up a lot faster or a lot slower then it could be down to several things.
- Hot tub cover placement
- The condition of your hot tub’s hardware
- Ambient temperature
Different Types of Hot Tub Heater Pumps
Like most things, there are different types of hot tub heater pumps, with their own features and price points.
Electric hot tub heaters are ideal if you are on a budget and need something quick and easy to install. It connects directly into the pump system, drawing electricity which is then used to heat the pipe and increase your water temperature.
If you are looking to heat up a larger hot tub then gas heaters can be handy, especially if you already have a gas line to your home. Gas heaters allow you to set a resting temperature when you aren’t using it and then bump the heat up when you are using it.
Solar heaters are an eco-friendly way to heat your hot tub as well as saving you running costs. Most solar heaters push the water through pipes that are heated from the warmth of the sun before it is sent back into your hot tub.
Like we have mentioned, ultimately it comes down to your location and how you plan to use your hot tub. If your hot tub is in a mainly sunny area then a solar heater could be the best option. However, if you don’t get a lot of sun in your garden, then you should definitely consider an electric or gas heater.
We hope the above has helped you to understand what to consider when choosing the right hot tub water pump. If you would like to find out anything else, you can get in touch with us here.