What Are the Running Costs of a Spa in Australia?

If you live in Australia and you are considering purchasing a spa, one of the topics that will come up is exactly how much the running costs will be. Obviously, you will be concerned about how much the spa itself costs, but there are also yearly costs that you will likely accumulate if you are not careful about how much you are using the spa and how you are using it.

First, in order to get an idea of comparison, we will look at swimming pools. Swimming pools utilize a great deal of energy.  A swimming pool will regularly use around 2,000kwh to 3,000kwh of power for every year. This, of course, will depend on a number of different things, including the sort and size of the pump, to what extent it is run for every day, and whether or not the pool is heated. Running expenses, as of this year, can be anywhere between $800 and $1300, depending on those factors.

There are, of course, a lot of things that you can do in order to lower those yearly costs. Don't run your pump longer than would normally be appropriate. Lessening the running time will minimize energy utilization and costs, however never risk the health of individuals utilizing the pools. Check the working manual or ask a neighborhood pool company or pool authority about the best pool practices for health and energy efficiency. Always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and take care of your pool to guarantee that it is continually working properly. Keep spa heating to a minimum, and if your pool is heated, utilize a cover to avert heat loss and water vanishing.

Now that we understand the average cost of a pool every year, we can look at a spa and compare the costs of both. Spas are normally located outside and can hold anywhere from 4 to 12 individuals. With a water volume ordinarily running from 1,000 - 2,000 liters, they are bigger than indoor spas and tub.

Water in a spa is normally heated to somewhere around 34°c and 38°c and pumped through various jets at a high pressure in order to help relax and massage those who are in it. The expense of heating water is the primary running expense, and a gas heater is commonly utilized, even though there are electric and solar powered heaters that you can use for your spa as well. A characteristic hourly running expense for a spa's gas water heater is approximately $3.00 - $12.75 per hour, depending on your heater and where you are located. This comes out to anywhere between $500 and $800 per year, depending on a number of factors. These factors include how regularly the spa is utilized, whether the spa is kept loaded with water or if the water is dumped after you use it, whether the water is heated from cold water or from the family's hot water heater, and how much heat you lose due to natural causes.

Indoor spas, on the other hand, are smaller and they end up costing much less, especially because you are not fighting with nature in order to keep it warm. The heater will also probably cost less to run as well. Since all spas are different, both indoor and outdoor, you will want to talk to your retailer in order to get a more accurate idea of how much your particular spa will cost you to heat and to take care of every year. Contact us today for more information and to learn how we can help you to save energy costs on spa upkeep. 

 

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