• The California Energy Commission issues CA Title 20 to hot tub models that meet their standards of energy efficiency in operation, hot tubs that have this title often have modern patented components that are designed to conserve energy. Some names to look for include Jacuzzi Hot Tubs, Beachcomber, dreammakers spas and Arctic Spas.
• Features such as using a Venturi air injector as opposed to an air pump requires no electricity
• Get the best advanced computer controls you can afford, by having more control over the components the more altering you can do from factory settings according to your personal usage.
• Insulation for a hot tub is key, the higher the R rating on the hot tubs cover, the more energy rich air coming from the water can be kept inside to keep the water heating. Six inches of foam insulation is recommended for the insulation of the tub inside the cabinet, never fiberglass because should it become wet it becomes worthless. The pump, motor and heating element should all be as close to the tub itself as possible so that useful heat energy can be transferred and put to good use.
• Hot tub spas enclosures can help provide small area for your hot to be in that not only provides you from shelter from outdoor elements, but also prevents the abundance of cooler air from cooling the tub while it’s in use, and even when it’s not.
If you live in the Syracuse area, below are some locations of some dealers, as well as the brand names that they carry. This should give you some information to get you started on your research ahead of time without having to waste a trip out.
• Located on West Taft Road is Cannon Pools and Spas. They primarily carry primarily Bahama Spas.
• On West Genesee Street is Cool Waters Pool & Spa – They carry name brands like Bullfrog Spas, Saratoga Spas, Adirondack Spa, Gyser Spas and of course spa chemicals.
• Tarson Pool and Spas is located on Manlius Center Rd – they carry Jacuzzi and Sunrise Spas.
• Located on Manlius Center Rd. also is Liverpool Pool & Spa – they carry Hotspring and Caldera Spas.