Why You Should Have The Hot Tub Repair and Maintenance Guy On A Schedule
Ask anyone that has a hot tub or Jacuzzi and they’ll rave about the endless hours they spend relaxing in their back yard retreat. Hot tubs are pretty durable and if they are maintained on a regular basis, they don’t usually break down for years.
But, they should be inspected at least once a year by a trained hot tub repair specialist that knows what to look for, and how to prevent larger breakdowns. Here are some of the things he would be looking for.
Making Sure You Have The Right Chemicals
Not keeping the chemicals at the right levels, not too much, but just enough, can be a little tricky at times. Different types of water, whether hard or soft, will require a different regimen of sanitizers to keep the water healthy. A good technician will take the time to test your water, both at the tap and in the tub, to make sure you’re adding the correct amounts of each chemical.
There are some chemicals, when used to excess, can accelerate the corrosion of the piping and pump mechanisms. These repairs can be costly but are mostly preventable if the water is kept in balance. Water that is out of balance can also give people skin rashes because the various chemicals can combine and create an irritant, so it’s best to have the water checked out and adjusted.
There are also some chemicals that are made only for swimming pools that shouldn’t be used in your hot tub, like Trichlor, it’s too corrosive to use in the hot water environment of a Jacuzzi and can lead to early failure of pumps, heaters, and blowers.
Once The Plumbing And Electrical Has Been Inspected
Then it’s time to take a look at the filtration system to make sure it’s operating at full efficiency. If it’s clogged, it can slow down the water pump and increase your electric bill substantially. Other things, like making sure the insulated cover isn’t damaged, the acrylic surface is being kept clean, and the outer shell is intact can all help to extend the life of your hot tub, and reduce electric bills at the same time.
There Are Special Pipe Cleaners Available
Your spa technician can recommend special cleaners that can go into the pipes and dissolve caked on mineral deposits. By cleaning out the pipes, including the jets, your system will work as it’s supposed to and you’ll postpone replacing clogged pipes, and burned out heating elements. Locations that have especially hard water with a lot of minerals are more prone to getting deposits clogging the plumbing.
Your technician may show you some special cleaners for the fibers in your filter that will help dissolve caked on mineral deposits there too. This is a good idea if you’ve noticed that the water flow has been reduced through the filter. It’s a weekly use product that can save you money in the long run when it comes to replacing filters.
You should put yourself on at least a yearly check-up schedule to have a hot tub repair and maintenance guy stop by. The preventative measures that he can do will pay for themselves in the long run and you’ll get many more years of service and enjoyment out of your Jacuzzi.