Choosing a spa pump involves some technical decisions. You need to get the right size of pump for your spa that works just right on your water. However, one of the things people often fail to think about in this process isn't technical at all--it's noise. Why does the noise your spa pump make matter? Why should you try to source a quiet pump?

Make Your Own Spa Time More Relaxing

When you imagine yourself sitting in your spa, you may think that this will be a mellow and relaxing experience. You can watch the sunset at the end of the day and listen to birds singing bedtime songs in the distance. There's no better way to recharge your batteries. Or, if you're feeling a little livelier, you may have images of sharing your spa with your family or friends. You can all relax together, have a drink and enjoy a good old chat.

None of this goes to plan if your spa pump is too noisy. You won't be able to enjoy peace and quiet in the spa if its pump is banging away like a piece of industrial equipment. You can't be that sociable if you and other people in the spa have to shout at each other to be heard over the pump. If you choose a pump with a dampened or quieter operating system, then you reduce this noise. You can really enjoy being in the spa in relative silence.

Keep Your Neighbours Happy

If you find that your spa pump is too noisy, then it could be loud enough to disturb your neighbours. This is often worse at quieter times of the day or week. For example, if you take a dip in the evening, then a noisy pump could tick off a neighbour who needs peace and quiet to get their baby to sleep.

Noisy spa pumps can come between you and your neighbours. If your pump is loud enough to really irritate people, then they may lose it and make a noise complaint against you. You could end up with an environmental health officer checking out your spa and the noise it makes. If it is too loud, you'll be told to make it quieter.

To prevent any of this from happening, it's easiest to talk to your spa pump company about noise levels before you buy a pump. They can help you find models that run more quietly and give you tips on how to insulate your spa and the pump to make them even quieter.

For more information on spa pumps, contact your local hot tub service today.