Eventually, even the best maintained hot tub will not work properly. Basic spa repairs can be undertaken and solved by the owner with only a few hand tools. Among the handiest to have are screwdrivers, wrenches, needle-nose pliers, and perhaps a multimeter that measures voltage and resistance and a clamp-on amp meter to diagnose some electrical problems.
However, a word of caution is necessary. Electrical problems can be dangerous, even fatal. Unless the owner is well versed in the electrical field, problems should be left to the experts and a service technician called.
When the spa is not operating properly and it appears repairs are needed, there are usually more than one possible cause. Troubleshooting the situation requiers a number of observations and tests. Working systematically and logically gets the job done.
Hot tubs are complex mechanisms, so their repair can also be quite complicated. Some spa repairs may include the need to replace the heater, pump or motor. A leak can occur, either in the tub itself, but more likely in some of the tubing and pipes, or perhaps around one of the jets. There may be corrosion issues or the flow or pressure switch might not work properly.
If the spa isn’t working at all, it may be something as simple as a thrown breaker or a blown fuse. Perhaps the spa runs, but the water is cold, the thermostat may be malfunctioning or the flow and pressure switch not working properly. It could be what people sometimes encounter in their hot water heaters in their homes, an element in the heater needs to be replaced. Other possibilities for unheated water are problems with the spa side control, filter cartridge or heater/contactor relay. Three of those elements: the thermostat, spa side control and heater/contractor relay can also be the culprit if the water is too hot.
These are just a few of the possible spa repairs Cornwall an owner may eventually encounter no matter how well the equipment is maintained. Keeping the manufacturer’s manuel handy will assist do-it-yourselfers in locating the problem. Just one word of warning to owners planning to tackle the repair themselves – if it is electrical, be safe and call a professional.