Energy/Tub Saving Tips:
To reduce energy consumption on your spa and prolong the life of the spa, here are some simple tips.
Keep lid closed when not in use. This keeps debris out of the tub, prevents the sun from cooking the tubs surface and the components on the top of tub, such as the topside and control knobs. The sun will discolor the knobs, cause the topside to darken to make the LED/LCD display unreadable and can cause diverter and on/off valves to shrink and cause the caps to blow off once the pump(s) come on. Keeping the lid closed also eliminates loss of heat in the cooler weather which means the heater works less prolonging its life and reducing the electricity usage of the spa.
When the lid is closed, turn off air valves*. These valves pull air into the water from outside or under the tub. This air is pulled in anytime the pump(s) run and the valves are open. The air in the winter is cooler than the water causing the water to drop in temperature and making the heater come on more. In the summer the air valves pull in hotter air causing the tub to increase in temperature and possibly go into an overheat situation. The popping air bubbles can also shorten the lids lifespan by throwing chemicals from the water onto the underside of the lid causing the lid to become rough, crack, shrink and destroy the foam inside. These effects can cause the lid to become heavy with water weight or dry out and become light, flimsy or warped causing a poor seal to the tubs surface allowing heat to escape and debris to get in.