Although our hot tubs come with very many standard fittings, you can still extend several series to suit your needs and preferences, such as by adding a stereo system or coloured LED lighting.
In addition to size (i.e. the number of seats), other key factors that have a determining influence on the purchase price of a hot tub include the number of JetPaks and pump capacity. As the higher the latter is, the more powerful and effective the jets can swirl air and water around and therefore provide an intense massage.
Equipped with JetPak technology, our hot tubs benefit from a more transparent structure and excellent power: thanks to the innovative construction, our hot tubs have up to 90% fewer pipes. This significantly increases pump capacity while minimising the risk of water damage. Moreover, powerful pumps press the water into the Aqua & Air Unit of the JetPaks. The air drawn in from above mixes with the water and is pressed through the jets (Venturi principle) – guaranteeing more power for a more intense massage.
Incidentally, about 90% of the pipes are located within the shell of the hot tub and are, therefore, permanently surrounded by hot pool water. This clever principle greatly reduces heat and energy loss so that our hot tubs are significantly safer and more energy-efficient. As there are no diverter valves, the built-in pump(s) provides full power at all seats simultaneously.
Every model has an unusually robust construction as we want our hot tubs to not only look good, but to also last a very a long time. It provides all Villeroy & Boch hot tubs with above-average load-bearing capacity and consists of five coordinated components that we simply call the EnduraFrame™ structure:
How high are the running operational costs of a hot tub?
As mentioned at the beginning, you not only have to consider the purchase costs when comparing costs, but also the running costs. And this is where Villeroy & Boch’s modern hot tubs get to play off their strengths once again compared to competitors’ models. Because thanks to a wide range of constructive measures and improvements, our hot tubs are very energy-efficient and amongst the most economical in the world.
That’s also because every single one of our hot tubs is fitted with full-foam insulation, which entails filling all internal hollows with a polyurethane foam. This porous yet very stable foam increases the weight of the hot tub only slightly, but provides the perfect heat insulation thanks to the many trapped gas bubbles. That will become apparent when you compare a conventional hot tub without full-foam insulation with a Villeroy & Boch model, for instance by using images from a thermal imaging camera: the exterior of other hot tubs on the market is visibly heated, but the exterior of Villeroy & Boch hot tubs remains significantly cooler than their interior. This reduces hot tub costs in winter considerably, even though the difference between the outer temperature and water temperature is by nature vast during this season. This way you can enjoy a relaxing and exciting soak in your hot tub and still have a green conscience even when the surrounding temperature is near or below freezing point.
Comparison of running energy costs
A good or – as in the case of hot tubs from Villeroy & Boch – very good energy efficiency is not only an advantage from a cost perspective. It is also important not to waste energy in order to protect and preserve our environment and to protect the global climate.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has by way of example compared the energy consumption of our A7L hot tub with similar models of renowned competitors. Some of them are also very efficient, consuming under or just over 200 W of power. But Villeroy & Boch’s A7L hot tub leads the way by consuming an average of only 164 W of power. This value was established with air temperature of about 15 °C and water temperature of 39 °C; the actual consumption always depends on local conditions, individual preferences and use. Nevertheless, with running maintenance and energy costs of a Villeroy & Boch hot tub from about €1 a day, you can relax in your tub every day, year in, year out, and enjoy some me time in your very own spa without feeling guilty.
Why is it worth getting a high-quality hot tub?
The hot tubs from Villeroy & Boch are unique – that applies to their design as well as technology and energy efficiency. Only these hot tubs come with a choice of up to 18 different JetPaks, which can be replaced quickly and easily even when the hot tub is being used. So you can always enjoy that hot tub feeling at every seat or reclining seat as well as the massage intensity that you want right then.
The internal finish, perfect insulation and significant savings from less piping also speak for a hot tub from Villeroy & Boch. After all, you plan on using your hot tub for as long as possible, preferably for many years, and want to enjoy this investment in the future. This is a safe bet with a Villeroy & Boch hot tub featuring the very durable EnduraFrame™ structure and a perfectly fitting finish.
So the financial as well as quality aspects make it worth investing in a Villeroy & Boch hot tub. Because we have been distributing our innovative hot tubs in more than 40 countries since 2005 and are continuously developing the technology of our hot tubs. What that means for you – not only exceptional durability, but also a long-term secure supply of replacement and wearing parts in original manufacturer’s quality as well as lower energy and consumption costs over the entire service life.