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  • What will be the increase in your electricity bill if you install a hot tub in your home? Many factors influence the amount of electricity you spend on your hot tub electricity bill, including the unit price per kilowatt-hour, the temperature at which you heat the hot tub, how frequently the hot tub is used, and how energy efficient the hot tub is. In order to provide the best possible performance while using the least amount of additional electrical consumption, Sundance Spas hot tubs are engineered to operate reliably in even the most extreme climates.

    Sundance Spas are built to last because they are constructed with the patented Rigid Bond indoor hot tubs shell, which is a three-part shell that is eight times stronger than a standard spa and hot tub acrylic. A hot tub with our excellent dual foam insulation system, energy-efficient jet pumps, high-quality filtration systems, and ultra-high-density foam filled hot tub covers will provide superior performance, durability, and energy efficiency for a long time.

    Sundance hot tubs are put through their paces in a certified energy chamber that has been calibrated and verified by a third party to ensure that they meet or exceed CEC (California Energy Commission) standards. These are the most stringent standards in the hot tub industry, and adhering to them allows you to enjoy lower monthly costs while also feeling good about using your energy-efficient Sundance hot tub manufacturer on a daily basis.

    It is estimated that it costs between $50 and $100 per month to keep a cheap, inefficient hot tub properly heated quickly and efficiently, outweighing any perceived benefit gained from purchasing a less expensive spa. However, even though purchasing a higher-quality hot tub from Sundance Spas will initially cost more, the additional hydro costs, increased chemical usage, and time spent on maintenance will quickly outweigh the higher initial outlay of money. The average cost to heat and operate a Sundance Hot Tub is only $30 per month ($360 per year), according to the manufacturer.

    Chemicals in their various applications
    In Sundance Hot Tubs, new technology such as the ClearRay UV-C Water Purification System and MicroClean Filtration ensures clean, clear water while reducing the need for chemicals and the time required for maintenance.

    Sundance hot tubs are equipped with the ClearRay System, which is included as standard equipment in all of their models. The ClearRay System requires bulb replacement once a year due to the fact that its ability to deal with waterborne pathogens gradually diminishes over time. A study found that ClearRay UV-C light can reduce chemical consumption by more than half!

    Maintaining and cleaning the filters
    It is critical to keep the water in a hot tub clean in order to keep maintenance and operating costs to a bare minimum, as well. Today's high-efficiency filters, such as the MicroClean System, ensure that the water in your Sundance hot tub is filtered more effectively and efficiently than ever before.

    Given that filter types differ from one Sundance Hot Tub series to the next, the following is a quick guide to filter maintenance and replacement costs for all Sundance Hot Tubs:The 680 series filters have a 50 square foot surface area. It is recommended that you clean this filter once or twice a month and replace it once or twice a year, depending on how much you use it. A replacement filter will cost you $49.95 dollars.

    Cleaning System with Two Cleaning Stages - MicroClean System in the 780 SeriesDepending on how much dirt gets trapped inside, the large pleated filter should be washed every couple of months and replaced every 18-24 months, depending on how often it is used. This service is available at a cost of $89.95.   The MicroClean1 Disposable filter requires no maintenance; however, it should be replaced every 3-5 months to ensure optimal performance. Repair or replacement of the 880 and 980 series MicroUltra systems with dual stages will cost $29.95.  

    Cleaning and replacing the large, outer filter should be done once or twice a month (every 18-24 months) and once or twice a year (every 18-24 months). This service is available at a cost of $89.95.   The Inner Micro-Core Filter does not require cleaning and should be replaced every 6-12 months, depending on the amount of time it has been in use. In order to replace it, you must pay $59.95.   Every year, the average cost of Sundance filter replacements ranges from $50 to $180 per filter replacement, depending on the model.

    Obtaining new sources of drinking water
    In order to maintain the water level in your hot tub over time, the spa must be drained and thoroughly cleaned every 3 to 4 months; otherwise, the water will become stagnant. Water bills for hot tubs that can accommodate 6-7 people, like the Optima, Chelsee, or McKinley, are estimated to be between $10 and $13 per fill, depending on the manufacturer's estimates. In the United States, water costs on average $40-$52 per year, depending on where you live.

    Heat Loss Prevention (HLP) is a term that refers to the process of preventing heat loss.
    When it comes to losing heat, humans lose the majority of it through their heads, which is why we wear hats in the winter. In a similar vein, if your hot tub is not properly covered when not in use, it can lose a significant amount of heat, which can be costly.

    Maintaining the lowest possible heating costs requires a cover that is of high quality, durable, and insulating.
    Keep your hot tub cover in good condition by cleaning it on a regular basis and protecting it with a UV protectant such as Restore, which is available at all six Sundance Spa Store locations (Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville, St. Catharines, and Vaughan). This will ensure that you get the most use out of your investment and that you get the most enjoyment out of it. Please see the Sundance Spa Store website for additional information.

    The cost of replacing your hot tub cover on an as-needed basis should be taken into consideration when estimating the ongoing costs of hot tub ownership. In most cases, the lifespan of a hot tub cover is between 3-5 years, depending on how well the water chemistry is maintained and how well it is protected from the effects of the environment.

    Replaceable hot tub covers are available for all Sundance Spa models, with the cost varying depending on the particular model purchased. SunStrong Fabric Covers, which are an alternative to traditional vinyl covers, have recently become available for purchase. Compared to a traditional cover, this type is 25% lighter in weight, stain-resistant, and significantly more resistant to fading, tearing, and breaking than a conventional cover. To obtain pricing information for a replacement cover, please contact your local store; we would appreciate hearing from you.