A high quality hot tub is designed to provide years, even decades, of enjoyment. Over the years, your hot tub will naturally require some maintenance. Internal operating components like heaters and jet pumps are wearable mechanical parts that may eventually need to be repaired or replaced.Whether inside or outside your warranty period, the first step you should always take is to refer to the troubleshooting guide in your hot tub owner’s manual to determine whether you can solve the problem yourself. In some cases, what appears to be failure is really something as simple as a tripped breaker. Other problems can be addressed by performing routine owner tasks like cleaning your filters.
During your hot tub’s warranty period, only an authorized technician should perform needed repairs. Otherwise, you may void your warranty.
Hot Tub Repair Options
Outside the warranty period some options for spa repair and maintenance includ:
- Technician trained and authorized by your manufacturer
- Do-it-yourself hot tub repair
- Google search for local spa repair
Authorized local hot tub technician
The very best place to get help for your spa is the brand’s authorized local dealer.
When you buy a spa from an established brand with a strong local presence, you get more than a showroom. You also get technicians who are trained by the brand to help you keep your spa running at its best for as long as possible.
Do-it-yourself hot tub repair
Some particularly handy homeowners opt to tackle spa repairs themselves. If you happen to be a plumber or electrician, or you have strong mechanical expertise, you could save money by handling the repair yourself. Be sure you understand that working on a hot tub is like working on a vehicle – appropriate only for those who have that special skill.
Local spa repair
You’ll find listings online for companies that work on all hot tub brands. The truth is that a hot tub is not generic or one-size-fits-all any more than a car is. Someone who knows how to work on a Chevy might not also know how to fix a Porsche.
Fixing hot tub problems
Seeking help from the right trained professional is the best way to protect your investment for as long as possible. Before you hire a repair person, ask if he or she has the right training and experience to fix your spa model.
We all know that nothing lasts forever. The time to consider the ease at which you will be able to find the right repair person for a maintenance issue is when you purchase the spa. Hot Spring® owners can visit our owner support page to get basic maintenance questions answered, and for a link to the authorized dealer locator page. Our owner’s page is where you’ll find warranties, accessories, and maintenance, spa care and troubleshooting tips.
A hot tub is a great investment for long term personal enjoyment and wellbeing. The better you take care of it, the more you’ll get out of it.