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Two Common Problems Your Hot Tub May Experience

When you invest in a hot tub, you're likely looking forward to relaxing hours spent in the warm water with the jets soothing your muscles. However, you should understand that hot tubs are not without the risk of malfunctions and failures. Understanding some of the most common sources of hot tub problems can help you to determine when you need to reach out to your local pool and spa services company for help. Here are some of the most frequent problems that you might encounter with your hot tub.

Is The Water Heating Properly?

Every hot tub has an incorporated heater to warm the water based on the thermostat setting. You can set your preferred water temperature, and the hot tub will maintain that temperature for you. 

However, if you set the thermostat and find that the water isn't heating up, that is cause for concern. In most cases, water that fails to heat is the result of one of two things. If the thermostat itself has failed, it may not be sending the proper signals to the hot tub heater to warm the water. Your pool and spa services contractor can test the thermostat to see if it is functioning correctly and replace it if it is faulty.

The heater itself is the other possible cause for water failing to heat. If your heater is getting the signals it should from the thermostat but simply can't generate the heat that it needs, that will result in poorly heated water. You'll need to have the heater replaced to resolve this.

Are The Jets Flowing Correctly?

When you turn on the jets in your hot tub, you should get a steady stream of bubbles flowing through the hot tub. However, the jets are sometimes prone to malfunctions. Whether it's due to mineral deposits from hard water or the result of other problems within the tubing and the jets, you'll have to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

Your pool and spa services contractor will clean the jets and check for any signs of obstruction. This usually restores the proper jet operation. Sometimes, however, the problem could be the result of a clogged filter or low water in the hot tub. Make sure that you check both of these before calling for service and repair.

These are two of the most common problems you might encounter with your hot tub. Talk with a local pool and spa services provider about the proper care and maintenance of your hot tub and to repair any malfunctions that you experience.