How To Fix An Outdoor Hot Tub Leak
Outdoor hot tubs are an excellent addition to any backyard or patio. They help relax the mind and body, soothing muscles and joint pain while also helping to improve sleep quality. To continue to reap the benefits of your backyard hot tub in Toronto and Southern Ontario, diligent maintenance is required. Without proper care, a leak may appear. To ensure your hot tub stays in top condition, the Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs team can help with hot tub repair. Or, if you're tempted to update your model, shop our selection of the latest outdoor hot tubs online or in-store.
For guidance on how to respond to an outdoor hot tub leak, read on.
What Causes a Leak?
There are a wide variety of reasons why your outdoor hot tub may leak, but the primary causes are a cracked pipe, a loose jet, or a loose rubber gasket at the heater connection. Leaks may appear in your filter, pump, or light in your hot tub. When a leak in your filter occurs, it's because of a cracked filter or a loose ring that requires tightening. Similarly, a crack in the hot tub light will also cause a slow but significant leak. While rare, a plumbing leak happens, typically due to freezing or loose joints.
Identifying a Leak in Your Hot Tub
If you suspect that your hot tub is leaking, remove the side panels and try to find where the water is pooling on the ground. Directly above the water pooling will be where the leak source is. In the instance that you see foam puddles around your hot tub, the leak is coming from a pipe within a spray-on foam, making it challenging to figure out the root cause. To limit your troubles, contact Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs for hot tub repair. Professional hot tub maintenance and repair is the most efficient way to get your hot tub running smoothly again.
What To Do When You're Unable to Find the Leak
If you're unable to find the leak within the panels of your hot tub, try shutting the pump off and draining it. While the water is draining, pay attention to where and when the leaking stops. At the level where it stops, consider what's around it, like jets. If you feel like you've found it, try adding more water to see if the leak continues. Additionally, the leak may be coming from an internal plumbing issue, another reason you may be unable to find it.
Schedule Your Hot Tub Repair
Regardless of the source, it's best to leave hot tub repair and fixing leaks to the professionals. While some may be tempted to use temporary fixes, like waterproof epoxy putty, they're only temporary and, unfortunately, do not address the direct source of the problem. With an expert hot tub inspection, you'll know the direct cause and source of the leak and how to proceed whether you need to replace any hot tub parts or conduct professional hot tub repair. For trusted hot tub maintenance and repair, look no further than Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs.