Keep spa problems at bay with these handy tips

If you’re having hot tub problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but my hot tub’s not one … because I know all these handy tricks from Florida Spa & Pool Warehouse. And now you can, too!

Seriously, though. Today’s hot tubs are complicated pieces of equipment, and sometimes, things do go wrong. But with the right knowledge and maintenance, you can keep your hot tub running in top condition. Leaving you plenty of time to focus on all of those OTHER problems, whatever they may be.

  1. Don’t turn off the power. Shutting off power to the tub can cause the gaskets to dry out, and of course stops the water filtration. Now, if the power goes out due to a storm, for example, that’s beyond your control. But in general for the health of your hot tub, keep the power on.
  2. Keep an eye on the cover. It shouldn’t get heavy. If it does, this means the insulation value has deteriorated and it’s holding water. Time for a new cover!
  3. Check the water chemistry, even if you aren’t using the spa.
  4. Clean your filters monthly and replace them yearly. No matter what.
  5. On a related note, never run your hot tub with the filters out. The filters are there to trap debris, body oils, etc. If they aren’t in place, it all it ends up clogging the plumbing and pumps. Yuck!
  6. Your hot tub is not a bathtub. Everyone who uses your spa should be clean when they get in, especially if they’ve just been to the gym, been working in the yard, etc. It is not the place to remove the dirt and grime. See number 5.
  7. If the water tests, looks or smells off – don’t use it. We test spa water and add chemicals because without them, a hot tub would be an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Even so, if the chemistry goes awry and things don’t look or smell as they should, stay out of the spa. If you can’t identify the issue, bring us a water sample. We’ll identify the problem and prescribe the solution.
  8. Check the motor compartment regularly. Make this a part of your maintenance routine. Just look inside to make sure there are no leaks and that everything seems to be in proper working order. This step can save you hundreds of dollars if you catch a potential problem early on.
  9. Change the spa water every 3-4 months. This will keep bacteria from building up in the plumbing.

Other questions? Give us a call, come by or reach out online. We’d love to hear from you!