Looking for a 110 volt plug-n-play
spas hot tub? Read On…
Most modern hot tubs will require 220 volts and 40 amps or more to operate effectively.
This can cause a considerable amount trouble for those purchasing a hot tub. They will
have to hire an electrician to come to their home and install a larger circuit since North
Americas standard power supply is around 110 volts and 15 amps.
This can cost upward to $500
dollars to have done. That’s
money you could have used to
have additional features for
your spa. But you might as well consider this money well spent since a higher voltage
means you’re hot tub will heat up twice as fast and the larger thee amp, the more features
your hot tub can have such as multiple pumps or flat screen TV’s.
What will determine the actual cost of your hot tub are how often it is used and the
amount of kWh used. Just because the voltage is higher doesn’t mean it will consume
more kWh. You can
use the equation
volts X amps X
hours of use = watts
to help determine
your electric bill,
company will give
you a price per
110 volt hot tubs
will increase the
purchasing a hot tub
since you will not
have to spend
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installation, you will
be able to plug into any normal house hold outlet. For colder climates however 110 volt
hot tubs mean you are taking a risk of your hot tub not staying as warm as you’d like,
especially while in use.
A 110 volt hot tub will take twice the amount of time to heat up, but this doesn’t stop a
lot of people who live in colder climates from buying them, the results might vary
according to usage and model.
So if you were thinking that a 100 volt hot tub might save you on your electric bill you’re
not completely correct, however they can still save you money by not having to hire an
electrician. If you’re really looking to save money you need to look for models made for
Look for models that meet up to the California Energy Commission’s standards or that
have CA Title 20. Believe it or not a lot of these models will be plug-n-play; these spas
will have energy saving components made to lower power usage. Some of these models
include, Dreammaker Spa, Arctic Spa, Beachcomber and Sundance Spas.
There are steps you can make when looking for a spa to ensure it will use less energy
than others. Looking for models that use separate circulation pumps for cleaning cycles
are more efficient than models with single pumps doing all the work. Making sure your
hot tub has adequate insulation will better keep energy rich air from escaping?
Hot tubs use 75% of their energy when they are not in use, which is 90% of the time so
preparing them for these times is key. Applied computer controls will help you to
program your hot tub’s cleaning cycles and main functions according to you your
personal use and not factory settings.