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How to Troubleshoot and Repair Common Hot Tub Problems

By Shae Inglis Subscribe to RSS | April 27th 2012 | Views:
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Want to save money and time? Some simple troubleshooting and repair techniques can help you to save money and time on hot tub repair and maintenance. It is estimated that nearly 3/4th of repairs that occur in hot tubs are due to minor issues such as ineffective spa covers, clogged and dirty filters, water leakage and heating problems. With some basic knowledge regarding hot tub spa parts and repair methods, these minor repairs can be fixed by a homeowner in time.

Some common hot tub problems and fixing methods are listed below:

Requires more time to heat:

If you encounter heating problems, you need to first check out the filter’s performance. Since, ineffective filters that are clogged with dirt and other impurities may be able to filter out impurities effectively thus, reducing the heating cycle and daily filtration.

Filter problems can be resolved by cleaning the filters properly or it can be replaced with high quality filter cartridges that are long lasting and effective in filtering out impurities. When replacing hot tub parts, try to choose branded parts that are reliable and effective.

If the filter is working properly, you need to check out the insulation cover or thermostat to determine the heating problem.

Hot tub not heating:

When the hot tub stops heating completely, you need to examine the thermostat effectively because if the thermostat is accidently turned down, you might encounter such problems. If not, check the hot tub insulation, since improper insulation can also stop hot tub from heating.

Need for frequent filter replacements:

Frequent filter replacement is mainly due to improper cleaning process. You need to clean the filters on regular basis to enhance its overall performance and longevity. When looking for hot tub repair part, look for latest parts that are designed with advanced features. For example, carbon filter has the ability to remove chlorine leftovers thus, reducing the toxic level in the water effectively.

Poor water quality:

It might be caused due to ineffective filters or improper chemical balance. You need to add chemicals according to water quantity. High amount of chemicals can cause skin allergies and rashes. Modern filter cartridges are able to remove even the toxic chemicals leftovers, so make use of such filters to improve water quality.

Water leakage around filter:

Plumbing or worn out o-rings might be responsible for water leaks around filters. So, identify the cause and fix it before it gets further complicated.

Cracking of spa cover:

Sunlight can fade and damage of spa covers within a short span of time. Hence, make use of protective coatings such as silicone oil to secure your hot tub covers.

These are some simple troubleshooting and repair techniques that can help you to save time and money on pool and spa repairs.

Shae Inglis - About Author:
Using the right hot tub spa parts and repair techniques, owners can fix minor pool and spa repairs in time. The author is an expert in the Hot Tub Parts and has written many articles regarding hot tub supplies, Jacuzzi Equipment and Jacuzzi Parts in the past.

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