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Old Sep 17th 2010, 4:26 am
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Hi all,

Can i ask if anyone knows if its cheaper to leave your spa on all the time, i.e to a set temperature or only turn it on the morning your gonna use it?

Hubby works away one week on one week off so we only use it when hes home, rang Synergy who were no help :/

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Default Re: spas - do i leave it on all the time or just when needed? :)

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Hi all,

Can i ask if anyone knows if its cheaper to leave your spa on all the time, i.e to a set temperature or only turn it on the morning your gonna use it?

Hubby works away one week on one week off so we only use it when hes home, rang Synergy who were no help :/

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Mine is set to 38 all year round!!!!! Cost a bloody fortune but well worth it!!!!
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If leaving for 5-14 days and no one can come by
to maintain the hot tub do the following:
1. Lower the temperature to around 80ºF. Sanitizers
last longer in cooler water.
2. Check and adjust pH level if necessary.
3. Use either a Beachcomber floating tablet dispenser
or a Holiday Tender tablet dispenser to
automatically dispense bromine or chlorine in
your hot tub. Use a low setting on these devices
as the demand for disinfectant will be low during
this time.
4. Lock the cover and attach a Hurricane strap in
high wind areas.
Upon returning do the following:
1. Check pH and sanitizer level and adjust if
necessary.
2. Return temperature setting to your desired level.
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jealous that you have a spa. it's like 4 degrees c here in rainy manchester.
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Default Re: spas - do i leave it on all the time or just when needed? :)

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jealous that you have a spa. it's like 4 degrees c here in rainy manchester.
It's not raining in Manchester!
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I beg to differ, I live in m4 and it was raining when I sent that message.
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I live in M29 and it wasn't raining here when you typed your message
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M29 and M4 are AGES away from eachother in Manchester cloud terms...I've known it rain on one side of the street and not the other....

Roll on Melbourne.... where are you off to?
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M29 and M4 are AGES away from eachother in Manchester cloud terms...I've known it rain on one side of the street and not the other....

Roll on Melbourne.... where are you off to?
Very True

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Very True

Had a job offer verbally on Thursday working in Brisbane CBD, just awaiting the official offer via email... when do you go to Melbourne?
not for a while, applying for PR after christmas based on OH's skills but considering trying to get sponsorship...

good luck in Brisbane. My mates off out there in October.
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Default Re: spas - do i leave it on all the time or just when needed? :)

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Hi all,

Can i ask if anyone knows if its cheaper to leave your spa on all the time, i.e to a set temperature or only turn it on the morning your gonna use it?

Hubby works away one week on one week off so we only use it when hes home, rang Synergy who were no help :/

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Very good question. We use ours about once every two weeks during the dark nights but drain it in October and use the pool instead.

When we have used it, I turn ours down to the minimum 20C but leave the pump on auto. That way it runs about 4 x 1 hr a day just keeping the water filtered but not heating. 24 hrs before we use it, I turn it up to 38C.

I do suspect that that doing this uses more power than leaving it on a warm temp all the time.
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Default Re: spas - do i leave it on all the time or just when needed? :)

Originally Posted by Red_V_Roger View Post
Very good question. We use ours about once every two weeks during the dark nights but drain it in October and use the pool instead.

When we have used it, I turn ours down to the minimum 20C but leave the pump on auto. That way it runs about 4 x 1 hr a day just keeping the water filtered but not heating. 24 hrs before we use it, I turn it up to 38C.

I do suspect that that doing this uses more power than leaving it on a warm temp all the time.
ahh thanks everyone for your help, bloody electricity and gas is so expensive here in perth!! ill turn the heat down the weeks hes away then so atleast the filter works fanx peeps xx
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Off and On will cost you more. Leave it at warm temp.
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Default Re: spas - do i leave it on all the time or just when needed? :)

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Off and On will cost you more. Leave it at warm temp.
Do you leave your car ticking over all night , so it's ready for the morning??
We used to get this question all the time in the UK regarding the immersion heater

On average, in well designed spas the heaters are sized to raise the water temperature by 18 deg per hour.... recommended spa temp is 35 to 38 degrees,
now assuming ambient air temp of 15 deg, the spa water temp will be in the region of 12 degrees sooooooooo should be up and ready within 2 hours of turning the heater on

It is really more important to keep an eye on the water balance and the levels of your disinfectant
This link is well worth a read for ALL spa and Pool owners

http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/nphp/enhea...f/heatspas.pdf

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