Save Money with Your Swim Spa

Choosing an energy efficient swim spa is one of the best ways to save money on your investment.  However, not all swim spas are equal when it comes to energy efficiency, so it's important to know what to look for.

 


 energy efficient swim spa

Self Cleaning Swim Spa Savings

The faster your swim spa filters its water, the more energy efficient it is. A good example is the Hydropool swim spa, which features filtering speeds of just 40 minutes for all of the water in your swim spa.  This makes it one of the most energy efficient swim spas in the world.


 hard cover heat shield

Heat Shield Hard Covers

The best covers retain a high level of heat, which saves huge amounts of energy.  When looking for a swim spa, search for a locking hard cover that is durable and retains heat while preventing cold from entering the spa.  Covers that conserve the most heat also feature tapered designs and insulated baffles around the folds.  All of these features will keep your swim spa's water hot for longer periods of time.


 thermal shield

INSULATED THERMAL SHIELD BLANKET

Triple thermal shield technology uses aluminum foil to reflect heat back into the swim spa, as well as black backing and pipes designed to maximize heat absorption. This very same technology is used by NASA to protect its astronauts from the -270 degree cold of outer space.


 energy efficient pump

Look for Energy Efficient Pumps

The pump in a swim spa can use a substantial amount of energy.  Ideally, try to find the swim spa with the highest flow rate and lowest energy output.  The most efficient pumps will increase your energy efficiency by more than 25% in comparison to other pumps.    


 hydropool vents

Improve Efficiency with Adjustable Venting

As we've discussed in other sections, the most efficient swim spas are able to reflect the pump's waste heat back into the cavity.  Vents are another good way to maximize energy efficiency all year long.