Operating Expenses for a Lay-Z-Spa in the UK in 2022

Costs of Operating a Lay-Z-Spa

Are you tempted to buy a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub, but trying to work out a budget for the running costs Or perhaps you're curious how much it will cost to heat a Lay-Z-Spa.  

When compared to permanent hard shell hot tubs, Lay-Z-Spa's are an excellent value. Find out the estimated running costs of a Lay-Z-Spa in the UK, including utility bills, hot tub chemicals, and general maintenance, below.


Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki in a garden

Lay-Z-Spa Operating Costs in the United Kingdom

Although this guide includes the most recent running cost estimates, keep in mind that everyone's final bill will be different and will be determined by the efficiency of your specific Lay-Z-Spa model, energy provider, and water supplier.

Lay-Z-Spa Weekly Operating Costs in the United Kingdom

The estimated The weekly operating cost of a Lay-Z-Spa is now around £7 - £10.

These calculations are based on an average-sized hot tub that is used three or four times per week for 30-45 minutes. However, it does not account for specifics such as electrical tariffs and assumes that the spa is located in a wind-free location while also employing a hot tub cover to keep the water temperature stable when not in use

A spa's total operating costs will include heating, electricity, water usage, and maintenance. Naturally, the price will vary depending on a number of factors such as:

  • How frequently the spa is used
  • How long are spa features (such as massaging jets) used?
  • The ideal temperature
  • How many people visit the spa on a regular basis?

A Lay-Z-Spa's weekly operating costs are estimated to be between £7 and £10.

Spa Electrical Running Costs in the United Kingdom

The average electricity cost per kWh in the UK is expected to be 23 pence in June 2022. 30p, depending on your location and energy provider

Below, we'll look at a rough estimate of what costs to expect when using a hot tub based on an average pattern of use:

  • 3 to 4 times per week
  • 30 to 45 minutes per session
  • On a typical energy tariff of around 23 30 pence per kWh

To calculate the electrical tariff, use the following equation:

Watts per hour = kWh x hours

Watts per hour multiplied by energy tariff equals price per use.

  Water Maintenance Fees for Lay-Z-Spa

Another important aspect of owning a hot tub, inflatable or not, is maintenance. Maintaining a clean and healthy spa is inexpensive because it ensures that your spa will last as long as possible.

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Water maintenance costs include the cost of chemicals and water treatment products, as well as the cost of changing the hot tub's water.

Based on a £1 water rate 426 per cubic metre (1,000 litres), plus a £1 wastewater charge It should cost around £3 for 998. 43 for a 1,000-litre hot tub refill


When Should You Change the Water in Your Hot Tub?

The water will need to be changed on a regular basis depending on the size of the hot tub and the number of regular bathers, for example:

If the hot tub has a capacity of 1000 litres, this equates to 220 gallons.

The number of gallons must be divided by three, yielding 73.

If the spa is frequently visited by a number of bathers, this figure must be divided by the number of bathers. We will use 2 in this case.

73/2 = 36 5 is then rounded up to 37.

So, every 37 days, the water in this particular hot tub will need to be changed, which will cost you around £2. 87 per month to change the water in your spa

Read this blog to learn more about changing the water in your hot tub. replacing and disposing of hot tub water

A Lay-Z-Spa's monthly running water replacement costs are as follows: £2 87

Lay-Z-Spa Aruba

Additional Lay-Z-Spa Operating Expenses

You can also buy accessories to customize the spa to meet your specific needs to improve the quality of your hot tub experience. You will also require general cleaning products and equipment.

Cleaning equipment is essential for extending the life of your spa and avoiding unnecessary expenses in the future, such as an increasing utility bill due to an overworked filter.

Hot Tub Additions

Accessories for spas can be an excellent way to tailor your hot tub to your specific requirements  

Canopies, drink holders, LEDs, and other accessories are available.

Some accessories, such as a spa cover, are required; these will keep the water temperature consistent, saving energy and money.

Spa covers will also keep organic debris like leaves and insects out of the water. By lowering this, the chlorine will be able to work more efficiently because it will not have to dissolve the debris.

Lay-Z-Spa pillows

Costs of Spa Cleaning

One of the most important responsibilities of a hot tub owner is to keep it clean on a regular basis. Chemicals are required to keep the water fresh, and they should be considered when calculating the operating costs of a hot tub.

You can use either bromine or chlorine, depending on your preferences. Chlorine is less expensive and provides more UV protection than bromine, making it a better choice for inflatable hot tubs.

Other water maintenance chemicals and accessories that you may need to account for include:

  • Testing strips or tablets for water
  • PH increasers and decreasers for water
  • Spa Sparkle is a flocculant.
  • Cleaner and replacement cartridges

In the long run, these chemicals are relatively inexpensive to purchase; you will only need small amounts of them at a time to balance the water in your spa. To avoid using more than necessary, test the spa's water chemistry on a regular basis.

You should also account for spare cleaning equipment, such as a filter cartridge or test strips.

Remember that even when your Lay-Z-Spa is not in use, you must maintain it. Learn how you can keep up with hot tub upkeep even if you are not using it

1st Direct Pools has all of the cleaning supplies and accessories you'll need for your Lay-Z-Spa. We offer bundles such as our complete Chlorine Spa Kit for under £25, which includes all of the chemicals you'll need to keep your Lay-Z-Spa in good working order.

What are the cost-effective features of Lay-Z-Spa?

Because of several additional features that make them the ideal hot tub for your home, Lay-Z-Spa is one of the cheapest hot tubs to run.

Among these features are:

  • EnergySense liner - Models with this liner are 40% more energy efficient than comparable hot tubs.
  • The Energy-Saving Timer enables you to program the exact time you want your heater to turn on. The Energy-Saving Timer can also be used to turn on your heater for up to 48 hours.
  • Freeze Shield - When the temperature drops, the freeze shield activates, so you won't have to worry about leaving your heating on to keep a comfortable temperature.
  • Rapid Heating System - This feature will turn off when the desired temperature is reached, and will only turn back on when the temperature has dropped a few degrees.

In an independent study, Lay-Z-Spa was compared to comparable brands' similar products. According to the findings, Lay-Z-Spa was the most energy-efficient inflatable hot tub brand, saving you up to £620 per year.

The findings of an independent study revealed:

  • The Lay-Z-Spa pump heats water up to 40% faster than competitors.
  • When the massage and heating are turned off, the Lay-Z-Spa pump uses 35% less energy to maintain a consistent temperature.
  • Lay-Z-Spa provides significantly more insulation than competitors.


How to Cut Lay-Z-Spa Operating Costs

Although Lay-Z-Spas are designed to be cost-effective, there are other methods you can use to easily reduce your spa's operating costs.

Between uses, turn on the Lay-Z-Spa heater.

If the spa is used frequently (three or more times per week), it is best to leave the heater on all the time. The spa's recommended temperature is 25-35 degrees; you can easily raise it to your desired temperature before use.

Allowing the water to rise and fall dramatically between uses can waste more energy than using the Lay-Z-Spa heaters. They are thermostatically controlled and only turn on when necessary to maintain a consistent temperature.

Utilize the Lid and Top Cover

A damaged, unsecured, or under-inflated lid is a common cause of temperature loss.

Because heat rises, any breaches, tears, or holes will have a significant impact on the spa's water temperature. Check that the cover is properly zipped, tied, fastened, or clipped.

Place your Lay-Z-Spa in a wind-free area.

You can help your Lay-Z-Spa maintain a more consistent water temperature by positioning it away from the wind, as wind can rapidly reduce water temperature.

Windbreaks, such as fences and buildings, can be extremely effective. Plants and trees should be avoided because they can shed natural debris.

Insulate and protect the spa's bottom.

Insulating the bottom of the spa is not only economical, but it will also help to protect the spa from potential damage caused by terrain.

A Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs

Maintain the cleanliness of your spa.

When you own a spa, you must keep the water in good condition. If the spa's water is kept clean and the walls are kept clean, it shouldn't take as many chemicals to balance the chemistry of the water.

PH levels, for example, should be monitored because they help to create the ideal environment for the chlorine to work effectively. By keeping the pH level between 7 and 2 – 7 6, you will reduce the possibility of sanitizer waste.

Another aspect of cleaning to consider is the condition of the filters. By keeping the filters clean, you can extend their life and help the pump run as efficiently as possible.

If the filters are not cleaned, debris will accumulate, resulting in a decrease in water flow. This causes the pump to work much harder when filtering the water, potentially increasing the spa's energy consumption.

Check out our blog on ensuring filter cleanliness for more information. cartridge filter cleaning to keep your spa running smoothly

Make use of a Power Saving Timer.

A Power Saving Timer can be useful for those who do not use the hot tub on a regular basis in order to maintain low energy usage.

This feature allows you to program a specific time and duration for the heating cycle, allowing you to enjoy the spa at your leisure without having to leave the heaters on all the time.

Fill Your Spa With Warm Water From The Tap

Filling the spa with hot water rather than cold water and then heating it in the spa is a simple and cost-effective way to achieve a comfortable water temperature.

The best way to do this is to add a thin layer of cold water first, followed by a layer of warmer water that should be no hotter than 40 degrees Celsius.

If you don't need your spa to be particularly full, simply fill it until the minimum line is reached. This will be less expensive in terms of both the initial water utility and ongoing heating costs.

Spend Your Money Wisely

As previously stated, the Lay-Z-Spa's operating costs are among the lowest on the market, but when you factor in other luxuries like takeaways, clothes, and streaming services, we understand how bills can quickly add up.

Consider ways to cut back on things you can do without so you can relax in a hot tub after a long day at work. We've put together a handy chart (see below) that compares the average monthly and yearly costs of a Lay-Z-Spa to these extravagances.

Although it appears to be expensive, the Lay-Z-Spa is more than worth the price for how effective it is at reducing stress levels.

Instead of a premium Netflix subscription, you could pay a monthly standard subscription of £10. 99 Takeaways are convenient, but it may be more cost-effective (and healthier) to prepare more home-cooked meals.

Clothes are by far the most expensive; consider reducing designer brand purchases and reducing shoe shopping as £8 is a good starting point. 67 percent of the £43 Monthly shoe expenditure is .

Written in the month of May 2022 Specifications are subject to change.

For more information on pools or spas, please contact our knowledgeable staff at 1st Direct Pools - we are always happy to assist. You can also find more information about spas and pools by visiting our blog.

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