How to Repair your Hot Tub

Once your hot tub gets broken, a lot of things will change – from the way you spend your late night afternoon after a long day of tiring work to the ways you unclogged your mind from stress whenever you had taken too much in. But worry no more because the things that have caused the problems in your hot tub can be very little and treatable by none other than yourself. If not, you can still start to learn about them.

Doing the work of repairing your hot tub gives you at least two benefits: one is that you can lessen the hot tub repair cost since you will not be hiring hot tub service; and the other one is that while you are doing the work, you are learning things on how to do the repair. The second benefit will give you background on how to manipulate your hot tubs. If your hot tub gets broken again, it would not be hard because you can now actually repair it yourself. No problem regarding the availability of technicians would arise since you can do the work even if the hot tub gets broken in the middle of the night. To work on the hot tub repair yourself, keep in mind of the few reminders you need to know:

Repairing and Replacing the Malfunctioning parts

Slikovni rezultat za How to Repair your Hot TubSince you are not yet an expert of the said field (unless you are a hot tub repair technician), you must remember that there can be problems that are too complex for you to do. Instead of working on these cases, you may consider researching or asking an for hot tub services because you might end up breaking the whole hot tub. With patience and careful observation, though, you will be able to deal with these complex problems in the future. Examples of problems that you yourself can solve is the clogs and leaks, but if you are still unsure of that, you can check the manual for any help. You can start your way from there until you have seen enough to do the expert-level work. Electrical problems should be elevated to the professionals because they would be sure on what to do.

Once the problems have been located by the professional that you hired, it might need a replacement to remove the problem completely. This would require you to look for the most suitable hot tub parts. You can find them at the local suppliers in your residence. If the shop where you bought your hot tub has supplies of the hot tub parts, then it would be easier since you could find the exact match of the displaced part. However if the technician requests for a part that has a higher quality, choose among the different models which is the best. If you are unsure what to choose, you can ask the technician or the staff of the supply shop regarding the matter.

After replacing the malfunctioning parts of your hot tub, you should take care of it more consciously now to prolong its life.

Maintaining your Hot Tub

To avoid any call to hot tub service any time soon, you should clean your hot tub regularly. After a few months of using it, you should clean it thoroughly by using a good chemical agent to remove trapped dirt within. But before you do it, you must use something that is recommended by the manufacturer because any other chemical may degrade the insides of the hot tubs. Do not use your hot tub like you have a dozen more stocks if it breaks, remember, it is your investment so you should use it as careful as possible.


Hot Tub Motor and Pump Repair

Hot tub motor is one of the most important parts of the hot tub itself, because it is the one that drives almost all the other parts necessary for water circulation, such as the water pump. Without the motor, your water will just lay stagnant in there, and your hot tub will just be like a swimming pool. The pump will lose its power necessary for maintaining the supply of water through the water jets, losing the massaging power of the hot tub, too.

Diagnosing your hot tub motor system can now be done on a separate control settings found in modern hot tubs. The pump system, the circulation, the water jet system, as well as the temperature set can also be included in the said control setting which provides an easier access to all the control functions.

To start troubleshooting if the hot tub motor or any parts of the hot tub is broken, you can consider different approaches to do it. Some of these ways are provided below.

Searching for the Malfunctioning parts

Slikovni rezultat za repair Hot tubsIf you want the problems regarding the malfunctioning parts of your hot tub be found exactly where it is, you can consult professionals or well-trained technicians to do the work. However, take note that if you hire anyone to diagnose the problems, you will be paying them real soon.  If you have budget for that, just put in your mind that it is the safest way to get your hot tub working again. Before the diagnosis takes place, be sure that all the switches are turned off. Only when the expert requests it being on, there should be no electricity flowing to avoid any harm.

The pump includes the motor and the wet end. Between the two, the wet end is exposed to water, because it controls the circulation of the water throughout the hot tub. The motor, on the other hand, contains the impeller which spins once electric current is made available. This is turn makes the water movement possible. The parts where the water flows is connected by bolts to prevent the water from leaking. If the connections get loose, water may leak which is very undesirable. On the contrary, if the screws were very tight, the plate may break, which can damage the whole part.

The parts of the hot tub can break at different times, making the checking for them imperative at all cost. For example, the covering of the pump is called seal, which can break when the water gets too much chemicals that it deteriorates the walls of the seal. When the seals get broken, the water would find its way up to the pump itself, starting a problem. There are several materials that can be used for replacing the seal, such as ceramic. But to get the best type of pump seal, you should search for a certain kind which can fit in with the type of pump you have.

Before you replace your hot tub pump, it is very important for you to be sure that it is already damaged enough to be replaced. Sometimes, it can still be repaired. You can check for other parts to see if they are the ones responsible for the malfunctioning of your hot tub. If they are, then there would be no need for you to blame it to your pump. However, if you are now sure that your pump is the suspect, do the replacements.

Replacing the Broken Parts

The damaged parts should be replaced to prevent further damage and to avoid the harm they pose. Some of the parts that may need replacements are the impellers and the ends. All these parts are available for purchase.

Slikovni rezultat za repair Hot tubsOne example of the parts that can be broken is the impeller at the ends of the pump. Both ends of the pump, the motor and the wet end, have impellers in it but the impeller at the wet end is more prone to destruction because it is the one exposed to the water. When it becomes jammed, the water would not flow smoothly, which results in the blockage of the water circulation. The water jets would stop producing streams of water. Luckily, there are lots of impeller models that can substitute for your broken one.

Another example of replaceable hot tub pump parts is the seal. As mentioned above, this protects the outer surface of the pump. When continually exposed to dirty water and chemicals, it may deteriorate over time. Once it gets broken it is important to replace it with chemical-resistant materials that can survive long exposure to degradative agents.

Fortunately, if your hot tub pump gets damaged, you can find a lot of replacements to it. There is no need to find the exact copy of your broken pump since most other pumps could work with your hot tub. But to be sure that your new hot tub pump will work perfectly fine, several requirements should still be met, such as the speed, voltage, and the frequency.