This is how the Therme Hürlimann in Zurich informs its customers.
Wellness is becoming more expensive because of the consequences of the energy crisis. The notice is prominently placed on the homepage of the thermal baths on the Zurich Hürlimann site: “The energy costs make up a significant part of the operating costs of the spa worlds of the aqua spa resorts. Since energy prices have multiplied recently, we are faced with significant additional costs.»
And: Various optimizations have been initiated in order to be able to continue to offer guests the usual bathing experience. “Unfortunately, despite everything, we feel compelled to increase the entrance fee by 3 francs in order to cover at least part of the additional costs.” The day pass has cost CHF 42 since January 1st. The “Tages-Anzeiger” first reported on the price increase.
The bathroom pays 14 times more for electricity than in 2019. But hopes for better prices next year. The energy surcharge should therefore only apply in the short term. Those responsible are not currently working on the water temperatures. In contrast to other pools, which have lowered the temperature from 35 to 30 degrees. “But at these temperatures, wellness is no longer fun,” said the operators of the Hürlimann thermal baths to the “Tages-Anzeiger”.
Therme in Vals does not open
Therme 7132 in Vals GR shows that there is another way. They also have to save electricity in Graubünden. However, the prices for the spa guests will not be increased. Therefore, the water temperatures are lowered. For example, the temperature in the outdoor pool is currently only 35 degrees – instead of 36 degrees as is usual in winter.
The reason: “According to experts, a reduction of one degree saves 6 percent of energy. The heat pump then also needs less electricity, »says a spokeswoman for Blick. In addition, ventilation, pumps and lighting systems are constantly monitored, configured and checked for efficiency. This also saves electricity. The day pass is available for CHF 60 to 80.
The Alpamare in Pfäffikon SZ has closed two slides to reduce energy costs. And different ones at a time. Two of the twelve slides are out of service. They will be closed for an hour. And then open again as usual.
“We are of the opinion that we will not diminish the experience with this measure,” says director Julian Lämmler to the “Zürichsee-Zeitung”. He does not want to categorically rule out price increases.
The subscription offer has already been slashed. The weekday subscription for 680 francs is no longer available. You now have to pay 1,500 francs for an annual subscription. (pbe)