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Signs Your Hot Tub Needs Service or Repair

Hot tub installed outside of a house on the deck.

Is something not functioning quite right within your hot tub? Whether it’s completely out of commission or acting a little off, professional hot tub service or repair may be required. In this article, we are going to walk you through a list of tell-tale signs that your hot tub requires professional service or repair in order to continue functioning safely and properly.

Not Heating

Is the water not heating inside your hot tub? Whether it’s ice-cold, warm but not reaching the intended temperature, or not remaining consistent, you may have an issue on your hands. While there are some things that you can do as part of trial and error to fix the issue, chances are you may need the help of an expert.

  • Turn off your hot tub and then turn it back on again.
  • Clean your filter or replace it if necessary.
  • Drain your spa, clean entirely and then refill with fresh water.

If the above three steps did not help to resolve the issue, give your local hot tub service center a call, such as Midnight Sun Pools n’ Spas in Brainerd and Bemidji.

Strange Odor

While it’s perfectly normal for your hot tub water to have a minimal scent of chlorine, a stronger or pungent odor can be a clear-cut sign that something is wrong with your spa.

  • Use test strips and then treat the water with hot tub chemicals as needed.
  • Remove and clean the hot tub filter, replacing if necessary.
  • Drain, clean and refill your hot tub with fresh water

If the above steps do not correct the issue, it may be time for professional hot tub repair or service solutions.

Still Water

Many people choose to soak in a hot tub due to the wonderful benefits of the warm, moving water. But if the jets in your hot tub aren’t pushing that water and helping it to target some of the most stress-prone areas of your body, it can leave you with a less-than-pleasing experience.

If the jets or circulation system within your hot tub aren’t working, it’s best to have a professional take a look and diagnose the problem.

Leaks or Low Water Levels

Is your hot tub leaking? Are the water levels within your spa inconsistent? There may be physical damage to your spa that is allowing water to escape through a leak. Fixing the leak can help to ensure that you save money from having to refill your hot tub regularly and reducing the risk of other damage occurring to the spa, while improving the lifespan of your hot tub at the same time. If you notice a leak or the water levels decreasing in your hot tub, give your local hot tub service center a call today. An expert can visit your home, inspect the hot tub and determine a resolution to fix the problem.

Midnight Sun Pools n’ Spas

For more helpful information to make the most of your outdoor hot tub, visit our online blog and resource center. To shop from a wide selection of hot tubs and spas for sale, visit our showrooms in Brainerd or Bemidji today. One of our experienced and helpful specialists will gladly assist you. Our service department can assist you with hot tub advice, spa repair and even vinyl pool problems for our spa owners who also own a swimming pool. No matter the issue you’re having, give our service department a call today to get started. Together, we will have your pool or spa up and running in no time at all.


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