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Eco-friendly hot tub practices: Green living with your spa

Eco Friendly Hot Tub

Eco-friendly hot tubs are transforming gardens into sustainable relaxation and entertainment havens. Traditional hot tubs often pose environmental challenges, including high energy and water consumption, chemical maintenance, and landfill-destined materials.

To address these concerns, there are numerous steps that owners can take to make their hot tub experience more eco-friendly. By adopting green practices, you can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your hot tub.

Join us as we explore the eco-friendly hot tub journey, discussing key sustainable practices at every stage of your hot tub’s lifecycle.


  • Choose energy-efficient hot tub models with good insulation and covers.
  • Use eco-friendly chemicals and natural sanitisers when maintaining water.
  • Save energy by lowering temperatures when not in use.
  • Recycle old hot tubs instead of sending them to landfillsIncorporate sustainable features like solar lighting and greywater systems.
  • Landscape with native plants and permeable materials around the tub.

Choosing eco-friendly hot tubs

Opting for eco-friendly hot tubs begins with selecting brands of superior quality and a conscious approach to environmental stewardship. As you consider your options, look for sustainable and eco-friendly models. 

RotoSpa’s eco-friendly hot tubs are thoughtfully designed to be sustainable, with materials that are 100% recyclable for less environmental impact. As RotoSpa offers eco-conscious British-made hot tubs crafted with the future in mind, this recyclability makes disposal easier and reduces landfill waste. 

Duo Spa Grey

The DuoSpa S080 model, a prime example of a sustainable, guilt-free relaxation eco hot tub, has a lightweight polyethene shell with a frame that can be recycled numerous times.

With eco-friendly recyclability in mind, the DuoSpa S080 provides relaxing hydrotherapy without environmental guilt. It’s 100% recyclable to keep plastic out of landfills, exemplifying RotoSpa’s commitment to sustainability. 

Water care and chemical usage

Along with selecting a brand that champions recycling, hot tubs need chemical sanitisation to maintain clean water and healthy bathing conditions. 

Look for models with integrated ozone purification systems that efficiently sanitise and reduce the amount of chemicals required.

This kind of filtration prevents the need for frequent water changes, cutting maintenance costs and giving you more carefree relaxation time in your tub. 

With an eco-friendly ozone system, you can sanitise your spa water while reducing chemical usage for both financial and environmental benefits.

Energy efficiency in operation

Day-to-day hot tub operation should also be eco-friendly. This is why you must ensure that your hot tub retains heat by using the best possible insulation and keeping the cover secured when not in use. 

Another way of doing it is to operate your hot tub on an optimal schedule, such as filtering at night when electricity rates are lower and heating just before planned use. 

It is estimated that the typical running cost of a hot tub is between £1.65 to £2.31 per day, with other estimates claiming to be higher than that, so setting the temperature precisely to the needed level would be one of the ideal ways of making your hot tub energy-efficient.

However, not all hot tubs are created equal. As mentioned, the specific brand and model still make a big difference in energy costs. RotoSpa hot tubs, for example, stand out with the ability to save up to 75% on energy costs when used with a heat pump. 

Additionally, thanks to their intelligent control system, operating a RotoSpa hot tub without a heat pump costs, on average, about 35% less compared to hot tub models by other brands. With that in mind, choosing an eco-conscious brand like RotoSpa pays not only dividends for your wallet but also for the environment.

End-of-life recycling

Eventually, hot tubs reach the end of their lifespan and need replacement. It’s essential to consider eco-friendly options for disposing of them, especially if you own a recyclable hot tub model. 

Hot tubs made from recyclable materials like polyethene or thermoplastic can be sent to a plastic recycling facility. What’s even better is that all components of RotoSpas, including the jets and insulation foam, are 100% recyclable.

As an inspiring example of how hot tubs can be recycled and personalized, some RotoSpa owners have found innovative ways to give their retired hot tubs a new purpose. Instead of sending them to a landfill, they have repurposed them into creative solutions.

DuoSpa Planter

For instance, some have transformed their old RotoSpa hot tubs into unique planter boxes, adding a touch of eco-friendliness to their gardens. This is why if you’ve purchased a RotoSpa hot tub and it’s time to retire it, we encourage you to reach out to our customer service team. 

We’re here to assist you in responsibly recycling your used hot tub and exploring creative ways to give it a second life. With proper planning and a dash of creativity, you can ensure that your RotoSpa hot tub never ends up in a landfill, contributing to a more sustainable future.

Spa location and placement

Choosing where to install your hot tub on your property can make it more eco-friendly. 

For mobile self-contained tubs, select a level site with full sun exposure. This allows for direct heating through the cover when closed. Avoid shaded areas that demand more reheating. 

You may also consider a greywater recycling system if local codes allow, and keep night lighting low-impact with options like solar.

Additional green considerations

Aside from the hot tub, you can take additional steps to make your spa an eco-friendly part of your lifestyle. Landscape around the tub using native plants that promote biodiversity for local wildlife while surviving on only natural rainfall. 

Opt for stone or gravel instead of concrete for paths to enable drainage. Keep lighting low impact by using solar lamps. 

Small tweaks like wildlife-friendly landscaping, permeable materials, and solar power let you integrate your oasis into a green space.

With a little creativity, your cherished hot tub can exemplify sustainable living.

In a nutshell…

With eco-friendly decisions at each stage of ownership, hot tubs don’t have to harm the planet. Small sustainable steps by each owner—like energy efficiency, green chemicals, and recycling—collectively benefit the earth so we can relax guilt-free as we enjoy these garden oases.

Want to enjoy a hot tub the eco-friendly way? Contact RotoSpa today to learn more about our energy-efficient, 100% recyclable spa models and start relaxing in sustainable hydrotherapy.

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