How much water does a bath use?

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Sometimes, all we need is a long soak in the bath to wash away the stresses of the day. A warm bath, our favourite candles, and a good book can make us feel so much better. However, with growing concerns about the environment and global warming, people have begun to question the impact that running a hot bath has on the environment.

Heating the water for your bath requires a lot of energy, and having regular baths could impact the cost of your water and electricity bills. But just how many litres of water does it take to run a bath?

How many litres of water does a bath hold?

The average bath uses 80 litres of water, compared to a five minute shower which users 75 litres. If you’re quick in the shower, it’s the cheaper option, but if you have a long shower routine, a bath makes more sense. In the UK, this would cost you under £1, depending on your water rates. The average cost of water in the UK is 0.1 pence per litre. However, this will soon add up if you have more than one bath per week.

Freestanding and claw bath tubs

Some bathtubs are larger than traditional sizes, as they are freestanding and therefore have different dimensions. This may mean that they will hold more water than a traditional bath tub, and your average bath could cost you more money.

How to get bubblier baths

If you find yourself disappointed with your bubble baths – it may not be your products. Hard water can prevent your products from lathering properly, and you will find yourself using more product in order to get the desired results.

A water softener can help by removing harsh minerals from your water supply, and the soft water will create an abundance of soft, soapy bubbles to sink into. You can find out more by visiting our benefits hub. 

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