Lay-Z-Spa Hot Tub Running Costs

Looking to find out how much a Lay-Z-Spa costs to run? Having developed the UK's most energy-efficient inflatable hot tubs, we care about energy consumption and hot tub running costs.

With ongoing research & reviewing, we are continuously developing our products and technology to be more energy-efficient and help reduce hot tub running costs as much as we can. For example, all Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs come with a range of energy-saving features that you won't find on other inflatable hot tubs and our blog is a great source of advice for using your Lay-Z-Spa and saving on your hot tub running costs

How Much Does It Cost To Run a Lay-Z-Spa? 

The cost of running a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub depends a lot on each user and how it is used. Enjoying a Lay-Z-Spa at the weekend only can actually cost you less than a takeaway or a trip to the cinema for two.

It is important to remember that no two Lay-Z-Spa users are the same and many factors can affect the running costs from the size of the Lay-Z-Spa and its volume of water to sheltered or unsheltered positioning and frequency of use to the fluctuation of outside temperatures and individual energy tariffs.

Therefore, the running costs below are simply a guide and calculated based on the current average energy prices. 

Lay-Z-Spa Running Costs

Lay-Z-Spa Running Costs

(January 2024 £0.29 Tariff)

 Weekend Usage Full Week Usage
Average Summer Temperature£10.03£18.53
Average Summer Temperature
Using Thermal Cover
Average Winter Temperature£14.94£24.54
Average Winter Temperature
Using Thermal Cover

*Approximate figures based on a Miami AirJet™ (669 litres) with a January UK tariff of £0.29 khw. Includes heating up to 40°C and using the AirJets for 1.5 hours. All tests conducted in the same location with a floor mat on decking, against a low wooden fence with the same volume of water, the same operating times and the filter running constantly.

Weekend usage = Heating to 40°C on Friday, using the AirJets for 45 mins on Saturday & 45 mins on Sunday and turning off the heat after use on the Sunday.

Full Week usage = Heating to 40°C on Monday, using the AirJets for 30 mins on Wednesday, 30 mins on Friday & 30 mins on Saturday. Please note – if kept running, the initial heat-up cost will only happen once and the following weeks will be cheaper.

Up to 40% energy reductions can be made using a Lay-Z-Spa thermal cover and further tips to reduce Lay-Z-Spa running costs can be found here.

Energy Efficiency

According to an independent study of comparable products by comparable brands, Lay-Z-Spa is the most energy-efficient inflatable hot tub brand.

Results from the independent test are:

1. Lay‑Z‑Spa hot tubs heat the water to 40°C faster and use less energy.
2. Lay‑Z‑Spa hot tubs use less energy to heat the water when the massage system is on
3. Lay‑Z‑Spa hot tubs use significantly less energy to maintain the temperature when massage and heating are off.
4. Lay‑Z‑Spa hot tubs offer significantly better insulation. When not heating, the water temperature drops up to 18% faster in competitor hot tubs
5. Lay‑Z‑Spa hot tubs overall use less energy and will in the long‑run cost less to run.

Additionally, all our hot tubs come with an inflatable lid and DuraPlus™ cover creating extra insulation to keep the heat in your Lay‑Z‑Spa.

*Test & results have been performed and produced by SGS laboratory. All inflatable hot tubs were tested in a room under the same conditions with the same volume of water. Top covers and lids were used for those that provided either or both..

how to reduce lay-z-spa running costs

How to Reduce Lay-Z-Spa Running Costs

There are many easy ways you can reduce your hot tub running costs. From something as simple as choosing the right place to position your hot tub, to keeping on top of chemicals to cleaning your hot tub’s filters regularly, to getting a thermal cover, we’ve put together 10 simple ways to manage and improve your hot tub running costs.

Lay-Z-Spa Running Costs