What are the barefoot spas energy ratings and usage by region?

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    Sean Avery
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    I own a Barefoot Spa and I live in Southern Indiana. I was unable to find energy ratings or usage anywhere when I purchased the spa, but after some conversation with the manufacturer and my salesman, I learned more about it.

    In the summer, my spa BARELY uses energy. By comparing my electric bills from previous years, I did not see much a of a difference. I think this is because the heater does not cut on often.

    The winter time is a different story. It gets pretty cold here, and I’ve had the spa buried in snow a few times already. By the same method; comparing old electric bills, I found my usage when up by an average of $28.17 a month. I was expecting an increase, but was worried it would be much more than this considering some of the things I read on when I researched. the usage is especially reasonable because last winter was among the coldest we’ve had here. I do expect to see a little less this year as they are not predicting as cold of a winter for my area. I live in whats called the north-central region of the US, and I am VERY close to the line for the northern region. (See map)

    Barefoot Spas Energy Rating Map

    The reason I’m posting this is I’m trying to help my Dad. He wants to buy a barefoot spa, but he lives in Massachusetts where it is colder than here, and you can see, he is far up in to the northern region of the energy map. Does anyone live in that area and can give us some feedback in terms of electric usage, bill increases, summer, winter, etc?

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    Kenneth Carlisle
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    Hi Sean. What Barefoot spa model number do you own, and what year is it? Does your Dad plan to get the same one you have?

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    Sean Avery
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    Thanks Kenneth. Mine is the Barefoot Spa 77LP. I bought it in April of last year (2018).

    I’m not sure exactly which one my Dad will get, but I do know he wants about the same size. My 77LP is 7 feet each way and I know he can’t fit a bigger one on his deck even if he wanted to, and theres no way he would go for a really small one.

    Do you own a Barefoot spa? Again, trying to learn more about barefoot spas energy ratings in different regions. If you (or anyone else reading this) has experience or knowledge about the energy ratings of barefoot spas or hot tubs in general as they pertain to various climates, that would be a wonderful help!

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    Kenneth Carlisle
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    I have a Barefoot spas 88LP. It’s eight feet square; 500 gallons. We live in Georgia. I did an energy usage comparison last year to try an figure out our barefoot spas energy rating. As far as we can tell, our bill only went up about 10 dollars a month and we only saw a difference like you were saying in the colder months. Different climate for sure here in Atlanta. I actually got referred to barefoot spas by a friend who lives in Boston. That’s close enough to your dad right? I emailed him about it. Will post when I hear back…

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