How Much Does it Cost to Run a Hot Tub?

Is a hot tub expensive to operate? What are the ongoing expenses of owning a hot tub? How much is it going to cost each month on your electric bill? That’s what we’re looking at in this video.

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The 3 main expenses once you’ve purchased and installed your hot tub are:

1. Electricity
2. Filters (cleaning & replacing)
3. Chemicals to treat the water

In total, you can expect the monthly average of all of that to be $40 or less, and the filter expenses are not monthly. You’ll just rinse them off every 3-4 weeks with a hose or kitchen sink sprayer.

Then, about every 3 months you’ll do a chemical soak.

The product I love for the chemical soak only requires a 1 hour soak if you use hot water. That’s great as it gets you back in action quickly and doesn’t require a backup set of filters as you would want if you did an overnight soak.

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Another great money saver is to use a product to remove the biofilm that can gunk up your pipes and cause your chlorine or bromine and shock to work less efficiently.

Less efficiency = adding them more often, increasing the expense.

When I change my water (about every 3 months) I always use Oh Yuk Cleaner to break down and remove bacteria, biofilm, and a build up of other contaminants in your pipes.

Just pour it in and turn on the jets and let it go to work before you drain your tub. Then, just rinse it out, wipe it down, refill, and you’re good to go!

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All expenses combined, your hot tub should not cost more than $40/month to operate under most circumstances. That’s a small price to pay for all the enjoyment you, your family, and your friends will get.

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The opinions stated on this channel are my opinions having owned, operated, fixed, and/or purchased hot tubs a total of 4 times. They should not, however, be considered professional advice on hot tub electrical systems, hot tub moving or installation, hot tub placement, or any other type of professional or legal advice.

If you need professional or legal advice, you should seek out a qualified professional in your area.

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