My Spa or Hot Tub is leaking
Water and hot tubs are two sides of a single coin. You cannot have one without the other. A hot tub's main objective is to hold, circulate, and heat the water. Problems occur if and when your spa fails to keep the water in.
Generally, there are three kinds of leaks. They may start as tiny cracks but beware, as even the smallest holes can sink the greatest ships. Here, we will be talking about heater leaks, pump leaks, and plumbing leaks.
Because of the changing temperatures in your tub's heating component, it is susceptible to damages over time. We recommend that you turn your tub off once a month and check your heater gaskets for leaks by looking for traces of water or moisture. Leaks in the heater and its connections and components can be very problematic as it can be a leak from a metal tube wherein 120/220 volts flow through it. If you happen to spot a leak and you are in the Tucson, AZ area, give us a call at (520)477-0741 so we can fix it immediately for you.
If the leak is at the pump motor, it will likely cause your motor bearings to loosen and go off, eventually causing the motor to seize. Pump leaks can cause a great deal of damage in your hot tub, ultimately costing you a ton of money, but you can remedy them for a relatively low price through pump seals. These seals have a life expectancy of 3-5 years and mainly vary due to your water's chemical condition. The better kept the water is, the longer the pump seals will last, along with most of the components in your spa.
Plumbing leaks can be the hardest to track down and repair, which may be why it is the most ignored type of leak. On a dry day once a month, you should check the bottom exterior of your hot tub. As soon as you see a sign of water or moisture in this area, reach out to a hot tub care professional to get it repaired. The leak can be minute, but it invites all kinds of pests and insects such as rats and molds when left unrepaired.
Any leaks can damage other components, such as the circuit breaker, which is very vulnerable to moisture in the air. Circuit boards are usually hard to come by and can be expensive. Once a month, you may want to locate and press the test button on your GFCI breaker (ground-fault circuit interrupter). If this causes the GFCI to shut-off all the power in your breaker, it means that it's in optimal condition.
A trained hot tub specialist will save you the trouble and the money in the long run. If you are in Tucson, AZ, or somewhere close, you can reach out to us so we can schedule a free hot tub consultation visit, and we'd be more than glad to provide you and your tub with great care. Call us now at (520)477-0741.
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