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Hot Tub Energy Efficiency in 2023: What To Look For

by | Feb 16, 2023

With energy efficiency at the forefront of increasing our planet’s sustainability in 2023, it is imperative that you are well informed about what to consider when purchasing a new hot tub!

The purpose of this article is to explain what you should look for when buying a new spa that is energy efficient.


Energy-efficient features are available on many newer models. By choosing a backyard spa with an option to add an energy-saving and water-saving feature, you can save money in the long run.

With an automated salt water care system, you will need to drain your spa less frequently, thereby enhancing energy efficiency. When you use traditional chemicals and systems, you will need to drain your tub 3-4 times per year. With our automated salt water care system Spa Boy® you will only need to drain your tub once a year!

Rather than solely relying on inconvenient and imprecise manual testing and the addition of sanitizer to your spa, Spa Boy® monitors and helps maintain ideal spa water conditions.

Arctic Spas Spa Boy


In colder temperatures having proper insulation for your spa will help you conserve heat and thus increase energy efficiency. Your hot tub shouldn’t have subpar insulation, just as you wouldn’t purchase a new home with poor insulation. In order to ensure you keep the heat in and the cold out, the floor, sides, and cover need to be fully insulated.

Arctic Spas® uses perimeter insulation made with high-density polyurethane foam applied to the walls and the lip underside. This method will not only stop heat loss but will allow easy access for maintenance to again save you any additional costs. The “attic” of our design is a well-made cover that is 3″-5″ thick and made of high-quality material.


Finding a tub that is made of high-quality materials and is durable enough to last you a lifetime is key to playing a role in the sustainability of our planet. Arctic Spas® are specifically designed for the extreme climates of Northern Canada, which means they last longer, cost less to operate, and are easier to maintain.

The self-supporting composite hull is the core of our design and is made by hand applying layer after layer of a proprietary filler-free fiberglass composite material. We are so confident in its legendary strength that we offer a lifetime warranty on it!

You can learn more about how much energy a hot tub consumes by reading this article on hot tub energy consumption.

If reducing your footprint on the planet is on your agenda when in search of an energy-efficient spa in 2023, then ensuring you have a well-made, properly insulated spa is key!