The set up – Lay-Z-Spa boasts an effortless set up, and I must say, the ease of which I was able to set this up had me rethinking my journalism career and question one in engineering instead (okay, maybe not quite, but it really was simple). All the items were packed securely and easy to set up, with instructions and accompanying videos online to help.
The instructions are picture-based, which can be a bit of a challenge but pairing them with the online videos really helped. In the box, you get everything you need to set up: the tub itself, the pump, an inflatable lid and all filter attachments. The tub itself inflated in what felt like seconds, and then it was just organising the pump and filters.
To protect the tub, I put down a protective mat underneath. Lay-Z-Spa stocks a few varieties of these and it made me feel much safer setting up the tub in my garden. Excited puppy didn’t slow things down, too much. The mat slots together like a children’s play mat, nice and easily. Even when you have a zoomy-ing puppy accompanying you. With the puppy safely stowed inside, the next thing to do was fill it up! The entire set up process took me under 30 minutes, and then the hose was left to fill the tub which took just under 4 hours. Blowing up and filling up Success! The tub was up, filled and I must admit, I was feeling very proud of myself. If I can set it up, anyone can. We rate the ease of set up 4/5!
- 1 Does lazy spa heat up quicker with jets on?
- 2 Should I leave my lazy spa on all the time?
- 3 Is it cheaper to leave your hot tub on?
- 4 Should I cover my hot tub every night?
- 4.1 Is 20 degrees too cold for hot tub?
- 4.2 How much does it cost to run a lazy Spa a day?
- 4.3 Why is my lazy Spa so expensive to run?
Does lazy spa heat up quicker with jets on?
Turn the jets on – Turning on your hot tub’s will help circulate the heat from its heaters around the whole body of water and prevent cold patches from forming. This simple hack can make a big difference to how long your spa takes to hit the temperature you’ve set.
Does a hot tub heat up faster with the cover on?
If you haven’t used your hot tub in a while, your spa is not even close to being ready to use yet. Wondering how long it will take to heat the water so it’s ready for use? Here’s a few steps to help you with the process, because after all, who wants to wait for the water to heat up? Every hot tub is different and based on your spa efficiency the process will very depending on model/year of spa.
The How To: To Quick Heat Up Your Hot Tub 1. Clear your hot tub of snow from the cover.2. Clear snow from around the hot tub.3. Turn on your jets for circulation as you increase the temperature. This will circulate the heat throughout the tub and clear any possible cold spots out.4. Have you cleaned your filters? Dirty filters can restrict water flow and slow down the heating process.
Clean your hot tub per filters by type and water care system recommendation. Don’t know what type of filter you have? Call us! We can help! 907-563-3848 5. If you have no heat whatsoever – call us immediately! 907-563-3848 SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER Once you turn your hot tub on, the water will typically warm up somewhere between 3 and 6 degrees per hour.
- How quickly that will happen really depends on 3 factors: 1.
- Air temperature of where your hot tub is located (Outside vs.
- Inside) 2.
- Your hot tub cover (Age of cover) 3.
- The condition of your hot tub as well as it’s components.
- Do not turn down your hot tub to conserve energy! This can actually increase your energy bill as the tub will have to work harder to heat up and regulate it’s temperature.
Frequent use and maintenance can actually extend of your spa. Location Just like a house where most of the heat is lost from the roof, the same goes for a hot tub. So, if you keep the cover on your hot tub it will run more efficiently and warm up faster because of it.
- Here at The Waterworks, you’ll always hear and stress the importance of using your spa cover.
- If your hot tub is located inside, and the air temp is around 76 degrees, it will take about 4 hours to heat up your spa to 100 degrees.
- The lower the outside temps the longer you will have to wait before your spa is ready.
Therefore, by leaving the cover on while it’s heating up you can help it warm up faster. Another part of location is considering where you have placed, or will place, your spa because the landscape can affect the efficiency as well. If your hot tub is in a windy spot, you may want to consider adding a decorative wind shield to prevent the airflow from cooling your spa during the windy days.
Spa cover & components It’s really easy to forget about the hot tub components that are not visible (i.e. heater, pump, jets, etc.). If all these components are maintained and in tip top shape, your spa will run more efficiently and of course heat up the water that much faster. The reason you want your components in good shape is because you want the water and heat to flow freely through the pump, jets, etc.
If you’re not sure in what kind of shape the elements are and/or are not sure where to start, give us a call and we can walk you through it. Or, call our service department to schedule a maintenance appointment. Running or Not-Running? Should you leave your hot tub running or turning it off? In Alaska, because of our drastic winter temperatures, if you’re planning on using your spa even a few times per week, we recommend leaving your hot tub on.
- If you’re going to turn it off, you’ll need to winterize your spa prior to turning it off.
- You don’t want to have the water freeze as this could end up damaging your spa and potentially costing a lot in repair fees.
- Check on your hot tub frequently, circulate the pumps and clean your filters.
- Just remember, although there isn’t a single magical solution to making your hot tub heat up faster, there are many little things you can do to increase your spa’s efficiency.
If you have any questions concerning your spas efficiency or things you can do to make it more efficient please feel free to contact us here at The Waterworks! 907-563-3848 | www.alaskaspa.com
Is 40 Degrees too hot for a hot tub?
What is the ideal temperature for a hot tub? – There is no authorised ideal temperature for a hot tub. It depends on what you prefer, potential health risks, and your natural body temperature. Do you have a naturally high body temperature above 37℃ (99 ° F)? If so, it might be best to reduce the temperature of your hot tub.
- Set it to a low-temperature setting.
- The highest temperature you should set your hot tub to is 40℃ (104 ° F), just one degree above natural body temperature.
- However, after buying your first hot tub, take full advantage of your hot tub and experiment with a few degrees to discover what works best for you.
Many spa owners living in cold climates want to stay warm and turn up their hot tub water temperature during winter. Those that live in hot climates tend to reduce their hot tub temperature. They save money and more energy this way.
Does a lazy Spa use a lot of electricity?
8. Use Your Lay-Z-Spa During Warmer Weather – Outside temperature affects how much heat the water loses. In winter, in preventative measures are not taken, the hot tub heater will have to work harder to maintain the temperature you have set. In late Spring and Summer, the outside temperature is much more comfortably warm, even at night time, and your hot tub will encounter much less heat loss.
Should I leave my lazy spa on all the time?
Lay-Z-Spa Hot Tub Maintenance – The Lay-Z-Spa filter needs to be running for at least 4 hours a day but it is probably easier to leave it running all the time to ensure it filtering your water as best as it can. If you are planning on using your Lay-Z-Spa frequently, we recommend leaving the heat and filter on all the time as this is the most cost-effective in the long run.
If you use your Lay-Z-Spa less regularly, don’t forget that all our hot tubs include the Power Saving Timer which lets you control your heating in advance. Yes, all Lay-Z-Spa models with a 2017 or newer pump can heat and use the AirJet™ Massage System at the same time. No, Lay-Z-Spa models with a 2017 or newer pump cannot heat and use the HydroJet™ Massage System at the same time.
Heating can only be on at the same time as the AirJet™ Massage System. If it’s only for a few days, the filter and heater can be left running. Make sure you top up chlorine before leaving. However, if you are going to leave your Lay-Z-Spa for over a week, we would advise that you drain and clean down your Lay-Z-Spa, and re-fill it when you return.
- No, a Lay-Z-Spa does not require the pump to be kept inflated.
- The pump is used at initial setup to inflate the hot tub and to top it up if required.
- Yes, you can add more air to your Lay-Z-Spa when it is full of water.1.
- Remove ChemConnect and Filter Housing 2.
- Apply Stopper Caps over the debris screens.3.
Detach the pump and add a screw-on stopper to pipe ‘A’.4. Add air in the same way as when you initially inflated the liner. Draining a Lay-Z-Spa is a simple and easy process.1. Remove the Filter Housing and ChemConnect 2. Attach the stopper caps 3. Unscrew and remove the pump.4.
Use the drain adapter to attach a hosepipe to the hot tub to allow for the drainage of the majority of the water.5. Any remaining water can then simply be tipped out 6. Alternatively, a Pool and Drain Pump can be used to extract the water. The lifetime of a hot tub filter varies according to the frequency of use, maintenance regime and water conditions.
A Filter should be cleaned after every use or at least every other day. Read our advice on how to clean Lay-Z-Spa filters, Hard water can result in an increased build-up of limescale and therefore can result in increased cleaning and replacement of a filter cartridge.
Can I use my lazy spa straight away?
If you are wondering ‘Can I use my Lay-Z-Spa straight away?’ The answer is that you need to allow at least 24 hours before you can use your Lay-Z-Spa™.
Is it cheaper to leave your hot tub on?
It’s cheaper and decreases electricity bills – Your will be much lower if you keep your standard or inflatable hot tub turned on and set at a desired temperature. Energy consumption to keep your hot tub running and the water warm at the desired water temperature is lower. Much less than heating it from cold.
Frequently turning it off and on or lowering and raising the temperature increases hot tub running costs. Are you worried about the cost of keeping your hot tub turned on? You could save money by turning the temperature down a notch or two. For every degree you lower the water temperature, you could save 10% on your tub/spa energy bill and make it more energy efficient.
Your hot tub may also have an economy mode you can use.
Is it OK to sit on a hot tub cover?
Your spa or hot tub cover fights the weather all year long and keeping it clean and in condition will make it last, look and perform better and longer. Sun, rain and snow all pull out the resins that keep vinyl insulated hot tub covers soft and pliable.
Over time, spa covers that are not cleaned and protected become brittle, develop thin spots and start to rip and tear. The Cover Care Tips below will help keep your cover looking and working great for years to come. • Keep the Cover Clean – The exterior vinyl needs to stay clean and conditioned. Use a mild detergent and water solution to clean the vinyl portion of the cover at least twice per month.
• Use a Moisturizing Product – Use a moisturizing and cover conditioning product, such as Cover Care & Conditioner, at least once every two months. Don’t use any products with silicone in them. These types of products can destroy the vinyl’s topcoat, allowing the plasticized gases to escape.
- Once this happens, the vinyl will be susceptible to cracking.
- Wipe Off Chemical Residue – Clean chemical residue from the underside of the cover every chance you get.
- These residues, if left on the cover, start to break down the material causing it to become porous.
- Water vapor begins to penetrate the EPS core when its protective layers become too porous.
• Maintain Proper Hot Tub Water Chemistry – We cannot stress the importance of maintaining proper hot tub and spa water chemistry enough. As your spa water chemistry is more balanced, the vapors coming off the tub are less corrosive. Making the vapors less corrosive leads to the protective layers of the cover to degrade more slowly, thus prolonging the life of your cover.
• Unzip Cover & Clean – Clean just inside the zipper at least twice per year. Mildew has a tendency to build up here and if you have not kept your sanitizer levels up you may develop this as a problem. • Remove Cover for 20-30 minutes After Shocking – As the shock is burning out the Chloramines and Bromimines in your hot tub or spa, highly corrosive vapors are released.
Removing the cover after shocking will protect your covers materials from premature degradation. • Never Stand, Sit or Walk on Your Cover – Most covers are designed to insulate from heat loss and to keep debris and dirt out of the tub. You cannot walk on a standard spa cover.
Should I cover my hot tub every night?
How does a hot tub cover lower my water bill? – Most high school chemistry students can tell you that heating water causes it to change form. When you heat water some of it turns to steam (a gas) and escapes into the atmosphere. If you leave your hot tub uncovered for long periods of time then much of the water will be lost to steam.
Is it OK to hot tub everyday?
Is It Okay to Hot Tub Every Day? – We get it, life has changed dramatically in the last few years, and we’re now more cautious about everything. It’s hard to want to invest in a large purchase, like a hot tub or spa, and not feel like you can use it enough to get your money’s worth.
- Good news! It is okay to hot tub every day if you choose.
- Even better news, using it daily can benefit your health.
- Studies on this topic agree that people who use their spa daily have less pain in their muscles and joints, they claim to have more energy, get better, deeper sleep, and some even reported minor weight loss.
There are many ways to use your spa daily to benefit your body and mind.
Is 25 degrees good for a hot tub?
Finding the ideal hot tub temperature – Safe water temperature is important for everyone, but even more so for vulnerable people. Anyone with underlying health conditions should consult a doctor or medical professional before using a hot tub. The perfect temperature comes down to personal preference. The highest safe hot tub temperature is 40°C. This is the industry agreed maximum, BISHTA (The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) state that bathing in water above 40°C can be dangerous, posing serious health risks. Most tubs can be set as low as 26°C which is great for cooling off on a hot summer’s day.
Is 20 degrees too cold for hot tub?
Hot Tub Temperature Range – Most hot tubs can go as low as 26°C and as usually always have a maximum temperature of 40°C for safety reasons. The only time you may consider going as low as 26 degrees would be in the heat of summer if you wanted to use the hot tub to cool off.
Can I leave my lazy Spa out in winter?
Don’t leave it un-used – If you leave your Lay‑Z‑Spa out in winter without using it, and the temperature drops below 4°C, the water could freeze within the pump and cause serious damage. Your water quality will also deteriorate and you may find a build-up of unsightly mould.
How much does it cost to run a lazy Spa a day?
(July 2023 £0.30 Tarrif) –
|Weekend Usage||Full Week Usage|
|Average Summer Temperature||£10.38||£19.17|
|Average Summer Temperature Using Thermal Cover||£7.63||£11.77|
|Average Winter Temperature||£15.45||£25.38|
|Average Winter Temperature Using Thermal Cover||£10.80||£16.11|
Figures b ased on a Miami AirJet™ (669 litres) with a July 2023 UK tariff of £0.30 khw. Includes heating up to 40°C and using the AirJets for 1.5 hours. All tests conducted in the same location with a floor mat on decking, against a low wooden fence with the same volume of water, the same operating times and the filter running constantly.
Weekend usage = Heating to 40°C on Friday, using the AirJets for 45 mins on Saturday & 45 mins on Sunday and turning off the heat after use on the Sunday. Full Week usage = Heating to 40°C on Monday, using the AirJets for 30 mins on Wednesday, 30 mins on Friday & 30 mins on Saturday. Please note – if kept running, the initial heat-up cost will only happen once and the following weeks will be cheaper.
Up to 40% energy reductions can be made using a Lay-Z-Spa thermal cover and further tips to reduce Lay-Z-Spa running costs can be found here,
Why is my lazy Spa so expensive to run?
How much do hot tubs cost? – This will obviously depend on the type of tub you’re looking to buy, and sometimes people can be lucky enough to pick them up in the sales. There are certain high street stores, like Argos and The Range, that sell hot tubs during the summer months, and they are known to have some bargains.
- But it’s also been said that investing in a pricier tub now could see you saving more money later down the line.
- This is due to the fact that well insulated tubs are more expensive, but will be cheaper to maintain in the long run as they’re more energy efficient.
- It’s been reported that a poorly insulated hot tub can cost an average of 10 times more to heat, according to Whatspa.
If possible, it’s advised that people visit a showroom to inspect the insulation and discuss the product details with an expert. You can get more consumer and other story updates by subscribing to our newsletters here,
Why does my inflatable hot tub take so long to heat?
How long will it take my Simple Spa to heat up? – This depends on a couple of things, 1. The ambient temperature outside and 2. The temperature of the water being used to fill your Simple Spa. We advise to allow between 12-24 hours for the water to reach your desired temperature.