Each Hot Spring Spa owner’s operating cost is different. Determining your cost depends on which model you own, the temperature you set, your frequency of use, the mean ambient temperature and the cost of electricity where you live. By using this energy calculator, you can get a better idea of what your monthly cost may be. Based on third-party testing, the calculator works by presenting actual documented energy consumption for the specific Hot Spring spa in heavy use.
Monthly Energy Cost = Kilowatt Hours x Rate per Kilowatt Hour
Temp = Approximate Annual Mean Ambient Temperature in Degrees Fahrenheit
kWh = Approximate Average Kilowatt Hours per Month to Operate Spa*
Rate = Approximate Average Rate Charged per Kilowatt Hour in Dollars**
Cost = Approximate Average Monthly Energy Cost to Operate Spa*
* Based on a spa set at 102°F used 6 times per week, 15 minutes with the jets on, 15 minutes with the jets off during each use. Testing conducted by an independent third party certified laboratory in a Controlled Environmental Chamber at multiple ambient temperatures using continuous Data Acquisition monitoring of watts, temperature and humidity, with all equipment rigorously calibrated to ensure data accuracy. Testing conducted on representative large, medium and small spa models, with energy values for other models extrapolated from original data. Individual energy consumption will vary depending on water set temperature, actual consumer usage patterns, and actual environmental ambient conditions.
** Based on rate quoted by the local utility company in February 2011. Rates are subject to change - check with your local electricity provider for the current rate in your area.
*** In Canadian dollars.