When purchasing a Hot Tub or Swim Spa, initial fears often spring to mind in regards to running costs. This is why it is essential to effectively insulate your spa. However, not all Hot Tub insulation is created equal. There are two main sources of insulation, from above (Cover) and from the side. This doesn’t always mean that more insulation is more effective.
New Hot Tub buyers will often purchase a spa that is fully foam filled with the thought process of it being more effective and cheaper to run. Although this may be somewhat true, Foam Filled spas do not come without their downfalls. If a Foam Filled Hot Tub ever encounters a fault, for example the spa is leaking or pumps are not functioning correctly etc., it is rather difficult to not only locate the origin of the issue, but also conduct a repair.
There are many alternative methods of insulation available on the market that work just as well, if not better. An example of this would be PolyFoam insulation. This is a form of insulation that covers the floor and sides of the Hot Tub. As this is a reflective material, heat is able to be reflected back into the centre of the spa where it is primarily required. This is paired with the PolyMAX Polymer insulation which is robotically sprayed onto the Hot Tub shell, not only helping to structurally support the spa, but also insulate it. When it comes to maintenance, the spa structure is entirely hollow, meaning all components are readily accessible and repairs, if required, are easy to conduct.
When thinking of purchasing a Hot Tub it is essential to enquire in regards to insulation. Be sure to ask the dealer you intend to purchase from, which spa insulation is used in their models. If you’d like more information or to contact a member of our trained sales team, visit the ‘Contact Us’ section on our website.