Gyms turn off hot tubs and make pools colder to cut down energy bills

Swimmers enjoy the indoor pool at Clissold Leisure Centre in north London as coronavirus restrictions are eased across the country following England's third national lockdown, on April 12, 2021. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

GYMS have turned off their hot tubs and are making their pools cooler to cut down on energy bills.

Nuffield Health has written to members across the country informing them 72 Jacuzzis across their gyms will be shut off from Monday.

Gyms across the country and closing their Jacuzzis and making pools cooler in a bid to cope with rising energy bills

Nuffield Health sent a letter to its customers explaining they are trying to ‘conserve energy’

The gym giant owns 114 facilities – all with pools – and says they have made the decision in a bid to “conserve energy and allows us to keep our swimming pool, sauna and steam room open”.

In a letter sent out to Nuffield Health customers, the gym states they use a “significant amount of energy” and have been faced with “considerable” rising bills amid the cost of living crisis, reports The Times.

The Jacuzzis will turn back on in the spring with swimming pools returning to their normal temperature too.

The rise in costs has also affected Greenwich Leisure Limited who’s chief executive said they have had to turn down water and air temperatures in their pools.

The company, which runs 258 Better Gyms on behalf of councils, have reduced it by 1C and so far say no issues raised by customers.

It comes after Prime Minister Liz Truss announced a new scheme for families and businesses to help with the crippling cost of energy this winter.

It was revealed last week, more than one million families would receive a £100 boost on top of a £400 bills discount.

And Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg also revealed help for businesses – announcing the government will freeze wholesale non-domestic energy costs at £211 per MWh for electricity and £75 per MWh for gas.

The cap will come into place for an initial six months, beginning October 1 this year and ending on 31 March 2023.