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What is Jacuzzi® SmartTub® and will it help me save money on energy prices?

Are you a hot tub user who is always on the go? Does the thought of being able to check in on your hot tub at any time, anywhere sound pretty appealing?

There’s plenty of hot tub apps on the market and you may be wondering what will work best for your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. 

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about Jacuzzi® SmartTub® and why it could be a really handy system to use both at home or wherever life takes you. 

In this article, we’ve used brand names not affiliated with Jacuzzi Group. You can see the list of the brand owners at the bottom of this article. All information, including pricing and product details, was accurate at the time of writing (January 28, 2023) and may change without notice.

The J-200™ Collection

What is Jacuzzi® SmartTub®?

To put it simply, SmartTub® works as your personal hot tub assistant.

The easiest way to visualise how SmartTub® works is to liken it to a remote control for your television, but on your smart device. 

It acts as a controller that will work the same no matter if you’re standing beside your hot tub, in town, in another city or a completely different continent!

The system is made up of two parts - a hardware module that’s connected to the hot tub, and a downloadable app for your smart device. 

The key to keeping it working remotely is a cellular connection. In fact, this patented feature is something you will only find with Jacuzzi® SmartTub®. 


The J-200™ Collection at a glance

What features does Jacuzzi® SmartTub® come with?

Jacuzzi® SmartTub® will allow you to -

-Set the water temperature

-Switch on lighting inside and outside your hot tub

-Activate the massage jets

-Programme the filtration to suit your desired time and frequency

-Personalise your soak sessions

-Receive smart notifications on how to solve any trouble shooting or maintenance issues

-Remote control from anywhere with patented cellular connection

-Activate with your smart home devices such as Amazon® Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri® and Apple Watch®

-Access to videos and information that will help you become a knowledgeable hot tub owner

-Contact your spa dealer if you’re out of town


J-300™ Collection

What will I get with the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® upgrade?

The upgrades to the existing SmartTub® system has a focus on giving more cost-saving powers to you as a hot tub owner. Here’s an overview of what these new features are - 

-Personalise the times you want to soak. Utilising the new feature Smart Heat Mode, the app will calculate how much time it takes the hot tub water to reach your desired temperature on the days and times you set. When you’re not using your hot tub, the water will naturally cool, meaning you’re not going to be wasting unnecessary power. 

-Cost saving ‘vacation mode’. Although vacation mode is already an existing feature, the addition of Smart Heat Mode means you can now save up to 25% on standby heating.

-Energy usage data. If you like to have your finger on the pulse of what energy you’re using daily, weekly or monthly, you can find out what kWh your hot tub is using. You’ll also be able to keep an eye on off-peak and peak energy costs. 

To learn more about the features and benefits of using this smart system, head to the SmartTub® page on our website.


Can I buy Jacuzzi® SmartTub® if I already own a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub?

Can I buy Jacuzzi® SmartTub® if I already own a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub?

Yes, if you think SmartTub® could be a great upgrade for your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub that you already own, the hardware module can still be installed and the app downloaded to your smart device.

Can I add Jacuzzi® SmartTub® to a non Jacuzzi® Hot Tub?

No, SmartTub® is only available and compatible with Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs. 


How much does Jacuzzi® SmartTub® cost?

How much does Jacuzzi® SmartTub® cost?

The SmartTub® hardware module and app is included with the purchase of any Jacuzzi® Hot Tub from the J-400 collection. 

The SmartTub® hardware module and app is included with the purchase of any Jacuzzi® Hot Tub from the J-400 collection. 

If you are looking to purchase SmartTub® as an optional upgrade, it is £505. The cost of installation is not included. Please speak to your local Jacuzzi® retailer about installation costs.

The Jacuzzi® app is free for the first year and costs $36 USD per year following this. Three or five year app packages are available at a discounted cost.

SmartTub® is not currently available for Jacuzzi® Swim Spas. 


How can Jacuzzi® SmartTub® save me money?

How can Jacuzzi SmartTub® save me money?

There’s several ways SmartTub® can save you money.

If keeping a careful eye on your power bills is important to you, the Smart Heat Mode feature’s ability to calculate the time it takes for your hot tub (factoring in size, shape, insulation type) to heat to your desired temperature means it will cool down when you’re not using it. This means you’re not paying to keep your hot tub at your soak temperature when you don’t need it to. 

Vacation mode - Allows your hot tub to take a holiday while maintaining a lower temperature and carrying out necessary filtration cycles to keep the water clean and clear. 

Energy usage updates - Gives you transparency on how much kWh your hot tub is using and the ability to keep an eye on off-peak and peak energy costs. 


Can I use Jacuzzi® SmartTub® when I'm on holiday?

Can I use Jacuzzi® SmartTub® when I’m on holiday?

Absolutely! The feature ‘vacation mode’ is designed specifically for this. 

You are effectively placing your hot tub on pause. By pause, the hot tub will still be running at a lower temperature and will continue with the necessary filtration cycles so your hot tub will be ready for you to use again when you switch off Vacation mode and set your next scheduled soak. 

If you want to check in on your hot tub while you’re away, you can through the ability to monitor it remotely. If you have cellular connection on your smart device, you can still carry out all the necessary functions such as setting temperature, changing lights, filtration cycles and receive important notifications.

For complete peace of mind, you’ll also receive any important alerts you need to know about while you’re away.


Jacuzzi® SmartTub® energy efficient

How can Jacuzzi® SmartTub® make me use my hot tub in a more energy efficient way?

There are many features, mentioned above, that will help and train you to use your hot tub in the most energy efficient manner.

These include 

Smart Heat Mode - Scheduling the times you want your hot tub to be ready to use means you’re reducing unnecessary energy usage when the cover is back on your hot tub. 

Vacation mode - Keep your hot tub ticking along at a lower temperature and set necessary filtration cycles to run that are less frequent than you would have if you were at home.

Program filtration cycles - The time of day and how often hot tub filtrations run can have an impact on running costs. By combining the use of SmartTub® features such as Smart Heat Mode and energy usage reports, you can set the filtration cycles when you want them to run.

Energy usage updates - If you like to get specific about how much energy your hot tub is using, you can open up the energy usage graph. This data will allow you to monitor the kWh you’re using and to track off-peak and peak energy costs.


Is Jacuzzi® SmartTub® right for me?

Is Jacuzzi® SmartTub® right for me?

We live in a world of apps and smart devices so it’s normal to think a bit deeper about how many more you want to add to your life. 

If you’re a spontaneous hot tub user, don’t mind paying varying power bills, don’t read into energy usage data and are almost always at home, then maybe SmartTub® isn’t a top priority system or hot tub upgrade for you. 

On the other hand, if you like the thought or naturally find yourself in a routine when it comes to using your hot tub, then features such as Smart Heat Mode will make using your hot tub easier, and will be a cost saving too. 

If you treat your hot tub like other household items such as heaters, fans, lights etc and keep an eye on your energy usage, then the SmartTub® app will provide you with all the information you need so you’re not kept in the dark on your hot tub running costs.  

Also, if you’re always on the go, whether it’s vacation or frequently spend time away from home, then the ability to connect to cellular service and check in on your hot tub or place on vacation mode will always give you peace of mind that your hot tub is functioning well. In that case you do need to know something, smart notifications will alert you to what’s wrong and how to resolve the issue.


Transparency, easy to use and control at your fingertips are some of the takeouts you may have after reading this article. Hopefully you have a greater understanding of what SmartTub® is, how it works and if it’s an app you want to keep renewing, or purchase the upgrade with your hot tub. 

If you’re interested in purchasing Jacuzzi® SmartTub®, click the link below for more details. 

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