What Do I Do If My Hot Tub Stops Working?
A hot tub provides year-round fun for the entire family. They are a great place for relaxing and unwinding after a long day at work or skiing on the slopes. However, hot tubs, like any major appliance, can break over time. No one wants to go to use their hot tub and find out the water is ice cold, or the jets are broken. In this blog post, we have outlined some of the most common hot tub problems and how they can be fixed.
Not Heating Up Properly
You may notice that when you go to use your hot tub, the water is not heating up properly. For hot tub repair, you will first want to determine whether the water is heating up and then cooling down. You can start by flipping your heater breaker on and off to see if it fixes the problem. Otherwise, you may need the help of a hot tub technician or repair hot tub supplies such as a new heater.
Water is Ice Cold
If your water is ice cold and unable to warm up, your water level may be low, the circulation system may be blocked, or your filter may be clogged. Start by cleaning your filter and checking your circulation system. Plenty of cleaning hot tub supplies will be available through your local pool and hot tub company. You can also try turning your heater breaker on and off again to see if that fixes the problem.
Water Temperature Constantly Fluctuates
If your water temperature is constantly changing, it is usually due to a water flow issue. Cleaning your filter and running your system is usually sufficient for hot tub repair. However, if that doesn’t work, check to make sure your pump, heater, and thermostat are turned on and operating. If something is accidentally turned off or is broken, it could be affecting the ability of your tub to heat up.
Jets Stop Working
If your jets are not working, start by twisting every jet to ensure they are fully open. Then, check to see if the jets are clogged with calcium build-up or other debris. Finally, as noted above, clean your filter, and top off your water to help improve water flow. You can also turn your jets on and off to try to clear them of air or debris.
Control Panel Displays Error Code
Your control panel is designed to identify certain errors in your hot tub. Your hot tub manual will describe the error codes and what they mean. There are usually error codes to indicate that water is low, cold, or the flow is blocked.
At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs we sell a range of hot tub supplies to assist with all hot tub repairs. Our online store includes everything you need this winter to keep your hot tub warm and safe. For more information on hot tub repairs or to purchase hot tub supplies, contact Seaway today at 905-294-8030 (Markham) or 905-853-8500 (Newmarket).