Even the most luxurious and advanced hot tubs will require maintenance and repairs at some point. Naturally, consistently using your tub will result in some wear. For instance, the filters might eventually need to be cleaned or replaced. Especially if you have an outdoor hot tub, as weathering and the elements can take a toll on both the exterior and interior of the system.
If you want to make sure that your hot tub operates smoothly, just like the day you brought it home, it’s important that you regularly maintain it and keep it clean. In case of issues, there are some signs that might mean that it is time for some repairs.
Understanding the Root of the Issue
Thankfully, the vast majority of problems are easily addressed and can be easily summed up in 3 words: lack of cleaning! You wouldn’t believe the way dirt and debris build-up over time if left unattended! In some cases, unbalanced PH levels in the water can also be a problem, so it might be a great idea to test the water for optimal levels.
Filters and Water Quality
A common issue with hot tubs that need a bit of fixing is the quality of the water itself. In some cases, you might experience murky, foamy, cloudy or milky looking water. This might mean that your filters aren’t working correctly and that they should be cleaned or replaced.
Generally, it’s highly recommended to clean your filters at least once a month. With every cleaning cycle and with consistent usage, filters will naturally wear out after some time. So, changing them at least once a year would be a great habit.
Troubleshooting Technical Issues
In some cases, hot tubs might actually struggle with retaining heat. This might mean that there are some technical problems, and it could be worth having a hot tub service technician to take a look at it. In some cases, however, the solution might be as straight-forward as replacing your heating element to solve the issue.
Either way, you can always give the hot tub service department at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Surrey a call and request an appointment, just to be safe!
Are My Hot Tub Jets Malfunctioning?
Sometimes, jets stop working due to airlocks, which can build up in the pipes when you refill your tub with water. If loosening the pump fitting to allow air to escape doesn’t do the trick, you might be dealing with some other problem and should call a professional!
D.I.Y. Hot Tub Repairs? Think Twice and Be Careful!
When attempting to repair your hot tub yourself, think twice before you attempt some more complicated repairs. In particular, if your hot tub is still under warranty, you might not want to tinker with it in a way that it voids your warranty! In this case, it might be better to call a pro before you try anything yourself.
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