Solar hot tubs are a grade above the conventional hot tubs for many reasons, one being they run primarily off solar power. What this affords you is peace of mind in knowing that you are using less electrical power, therefore saving money in the long run. The electrical usage is so minimal your solar hot tub will pay for itself in a few years costing you less to operate in the meantime. When was the last time you received your monthly electric bill and smiled?
It is especially a worthwhile investment for those who live in hot, dry and very sunny climates, such as in the southern tier of the United States. In other parts of the country, the weather may vary from hot and dry to cold and wet, but living in the southern tier the weather is very accommodating to a solar hot tub.
The sun is a free, relatively good source of energy and using solar powered hot tubs you are saving money and preserving the environment. A good rule of thumb is to plan on keeping your solar powered hot tub for a minimum of five years to be considered cost effective. This is because it will take a few years to break even, to equal the amount of usage to the reduction in electrical costs. However, once you have reached that plateau your solar hot tub will not only have paid for itself, but it will have caused your electric bill to become lower.
Solar water heating is there for all to access. It is only a matter of time and technology before all catch up to this new source of clean energy. It does take some maintenance to keep it running in the best condition, but the benefits far out weigh the initial cost. Always be sure to treat your new solar hot tub as any other investment you have made. Maintenance consists of keeping the water in your solar hot tub clear of debris and adding water when it becomes necessary.