Insulation is the most important factor in preventing heat loss, minimising running costs and protecting the environment. The insulating properties of the Vita Spa design concept has always been a major selling point. In 2016, Vita Spa introduced a new set of innovations that resulted in an energy efficiency increase that is 38% higher than required by regulation. The Vital Energy Insulation System is the ultimate in sound and heat energy management, keeping your hot tub or swim spa enjoyable all year round.
The new insulation methods start by replacing the aluminium layer with a patented sealed copper. Copper reflects 1% more heat than Aluminium. Radiant heat reflective insulation is applied to the sealed ABS base, which prohibits heat loss through the floor. All four sides, plus the cover are lined with reflective material which combined with the eco-friendly BlueMAAX layer will result in a 5% increase to heat retention.
But that wasn’t enough for Vita, so they went another step further. The new third layer was to wrap everything in a material called “Thinsulate”, commonly used by the well known outdoor clothing brand from 3M. The material is non-absorbent and repels moisture, whilst having incredible insulating properties. This resulted in a heat retention increase of 9%.
The superior thermal barrier technology recycles radiant heat energy for faster, more efficient heating and energy cost reductions. Radiant heat energy from the pumps and equipment reflects back to the spa and is absorbed into the plumbing. This helps raise and maintain water temperature, improving heat efficiency. Energy created by the spa stays in the spa.
With a lifetime guarantee, BlueMAAX® replaces urethane foam commonly used in “ foam filled” hot tubs. The “foam filling” process in conventional spas can produce as much as 50 lbs. of volatile organic components (VOC’s) which are harmful to the environment. The new energy system also allows for easy service access, and can be taken out and put back together to factory specifications right in your home. The Vital Energy Insulation System features eco-friendly recycled insulation made from recycled natural fiber. This insulation contains no chemical irritants, is treated with a borate-based solution to prevent mold/mildew growth, pest infestation, and acts as a fire retardant.