Like everything in your home, there will be times when your hot tub requires some form of repair or fixing. Some problems with your spa will require very little effort to fix, while others may be expensive and require a great deal of work. Depending on the type of problem, the repairs may be fixable by you or they may require the skills of a qualified professional. If you are unsure of the problem, it's always best to ask a professional.
Common problems associated with spas are often related to the hot tub's filter, water heater, pump and motor. These topics constitute about 75 percent of the problems you will experience with your hot tub. Hot tub filters often become clogged, dirty and ineffective over time and can usually be fixed by the owner. Problems associated with the water are often a result of poor filters or chemical imbalances resulting in dirty water. These can also usually be fixed by the owner.
Hot tub problems which are more serious, such as those related to heaters, pumps and motors will likely require the assistance of a qualified professional. Trying to repair these problems on your own can be dangerous and can potentially damage your hot tub. If you are ever unsure of a problem, ask a professional before you attempt to fix the problem on your own.
Minor problems, such as those related to your spa cover or other spa accessories can usually be fixed by the owner. There are a number of ways to fix holes or rips in spa covers - every hot tub owner will experience a tear after a significant period of time. Troubleshooting or spa will help you to establish exactly what needs to be done.
There will be times when your hot tub needs repairs and fixes, but there is no need to spend time worrying about the problems. Most hot tub problems can be fixed within a couple of hours. The best way to reduce the number of problems with your hot tub is to follow the hot tub maintenance guidelines provided on this site. They will not completely eliminate all hot tub problems, but they will definitely decrease the number of problems associated with your hot tub or spa.