Are you having problems with your hot tub?
No need to panic! We are here to help you troubleshoot and find out what’s going on with your beloved spa. There are many things that could be happening, and many possible causes behind the problems that you are experiencing. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the more common problems and try to help you figure out what’s happening.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the most common hot tub problems!
FOAMY, CLOUDY OR MILKY WATER
If the water in your hot tub does not look as clear and clean as it should, your filters might not be working properly. How often do you clean them? When was the last time you replaced your filters? In many occasions, hot tub owners seem to forget how important it is to keep their filters clean and fresh as frequently as possible.
If your water looks to milky, foamy or cloudy, there is a big chance that it might be because your filters are old or too dirty. Rinse out your filters and give them a good cleaning with some store-bought filter cleaning chemicals from AJ Spa & Hot Tubs, or replace them altogether if it’s time.
Issues with the water could be related to the chemical composition. Balanced pH and calcium levels are essential to the health of your hot tub. To prevent these problems, use test strip products to check the pH and hardness (calcium content) of your water frequently.
If you need to correct either the pH or the hardness of the chemical composition, you can use specific products to add or subtract those elements to your water! Ask one of our experts at AJ Spa & Hot Tubs in Patchogue about the best products to use.
ERROR CODE ISSUES
At times, the digital controls of your hot tubs could go haywire and stop working properly. Most hot tub manufacturers will show you error codes on the control panel screen if something is wrong. If an error code presents itself, refer to the error codes section in your manufacturers instruction manual.
If you can’t find them in the manual, take a look at our online owner resources for further troubleshooting. In many occasions, you can solve these problems with a simple hard reset, but sometimes, something more serious could be at the core of the issue.
If it all else fails, consult one of our professionals at AJ Spa & Hot Tubs.
HEATING SYSTEM ISSUES
If your hot tub isn’t heating properly, your heater might be experiencing a problem. There are many reasons why this could happen, but one of the most common causes of heater failure is certainly due to corrosion.
When the composition of the water has low pH and you don’t take care of it for a long time, the acidity of the water can damage the various components of your hot tub system.
Prevent these problems from occurring by cleaning your hot tub regularly and scheduling hot tub service in Patchogue from time to time. Having an experienced professional inspect your system can help prevent future problems, cure existing ones, and even to discover any potential problem areas that are beginning to arise. Contact AJ Spa & Hot Tub today to get started!