Nothing drains the fun out of a hot tub faster than difficult spa maintenance. Without properly functioning pumps, heaters, and jets, a hot tub starts resembling a pond more than a luxurious warm soak. In order to keep the luxury and fun in your hot tub experience, you’ll need to keep up with maintenance.
Our technicians service any kind of hot tub, whether we sold it or not. You’ll find that our expertise and customer service is second to none. Whether it’s scheduled maintenance, hot tub closing or opening for the winter, or broken parts and repairs, we can put the magic back into your hot tub experience.
General Tips for Hot Tub Maintenance
- Wash yourself before getting into the water. Many water maintenance issues can be prevented by clearing yourself of dirt and contaminants before getting in.
- Keep the tub covered when it’s not in use so that debris doesn’t drop in.
- Check the chemical balance regularly and correct imbalances quickly, whether or not you plan to use your hot tub soon.
- Drain and refill the hot tub regularly. What “regularly” means to you will depend on the size of the tub, the number of people who use it, and how often. But for most hot tubs, they should be drained and re-filled every couple of months. Foamy, cloudy, or discolored water indicates that a change is overdue.
The Most Common Problem with Hot Tubs is Chemical Maintenance
The primary cause of problems for hot tubs and spas is water balance: that means the chemical and pH levels. Imbalance can cause algae and contaminant buildup that pose a health risk to any bathers. It can also compromise your filter and heater because pH imbalance can corrode the mechanisms. Chemical maintenance is a big deal for hot tubs, especially because the water is often warm, and you know that warm, moist environments are what bacteria and algae love most.
Imbalanced chemicals will wreck your hot tub experience right away. It can lead to bad-smelling water, excessive foam, itchy skin or eyes, and rashes. There could be lime or scale buildup in the hot tub itself, or mold and mildew growth. So, in order to keep the chemicals well-balanced in your spa, check the levels at least once a month. Give the spa a shock treatment every now and then to keep things clean. If you want to be more hands-off in maintaining your spa, give us a call. We offer a full range of both one-time and regular care for spas and hot tubs.
Other Major Maintenance Issues
Other issues that could cause problems for your hot tub include:
- leaking seal or pipes
- tripped GFCI/RCD breakers
- clogged filters
- malfunctioning pump
- circuit board problem
- scale and lime buildup
Whatever the problem, we can handle it with safety, efficiency, and outstanding customer service. Give us a call if you have any questions.