As much enjoyment you receive from a hot tub, it is equally frustrating when it starts acting up, while not working as it normally should. Most hot tubs over time become victims of leaks ranging from the tiniest of ones to larger ones, but they are quite hard to locate in order to fix them, and if you can’t find them then how are you going to start fixing the problem. In order to make this process a little more easily given below are a few basic tips that you can adapt.
The pumps within the hot tub are considered to be most prone to different types of leaks, thus this should one of the first places that you should check. Checking the pump cannot be done while the hot tub is still turned on, therefore make sure you turn off the tub, and then carefully check under the pump for any leakage. If leaking water if found, you can either replace the whole pump to fix the problem, or you could try replacing just the pump seal instead of the whole pump.
If the pump has no issues you could move on to checking the union fittings which can be easily found around the pump and heater. These fittings usually become unfastened rather quickly therefore this can be a cause for the hot tub to leak. It doesn’t matter if the hot tub is newly purchased or has been in use for some time, these union fittings tend to come off at any given time because of excessive vibration. If this is the case you do not have to call out for any plumbing services rather you could tighten the fitting back in place, and you’d be good to go.
The next place to check is the heater assembly manifold. This includes a few parts that are also prone to leaks. Everything from the heater to the pressure switch to all other little pieces surrounding it have to be checked for any leaks, while replacing every part that has a hole in them. If this process sounds too complicated you can always call and request for plumbing services to get them done by a professional.
In addition to the other components, all valves must be checked for any leaks as well. The valves which is knife styled have two halves bolted together which usually come undone to cause leaks. This can be found and bolted back together to solve the problem. While some tubs consist of valves placed on the sides of the pump allowing to replace the pump without completely shutting the tub off.
During the use of a hot tub over the course of the years, there is bound to be certain issues that come forward. The above tips will be rather helpful in order to find these issues and rectify them.