Signs Your Hot Tub Needs Service or Repair

You’ve been waiting all day to sink into the hot, healing waters of your hot tub – only to come home and find a problem. Unless the issue is one that can be solved with a quick hot tub chemical treatment, it’s time to call an expert.

Let’s take a look at some common warning signs that your hot tub is in need of a repair.


If you are dedicated to your weekly water maintenance routine and your hot tub is still emitting a foul odor, that’s an indication of a serious problem. Smelly water is most often caused by a lack of circulation, meaning your drains, filter or pump could be clogged. When blockage happens, it’s best to call in a hot tub service expert to handle the problem.

Algae Build-Up

If your hot tub walls or cover have a decidedly slimy appearance, it’s a sure sign that your water chemistry is off. If you regularly treat your water, but are still having an algae problem, it means the balance of the chemicals you’re using are off. Grab a water sample and take it to your local pool and hot tub expert for an assessment. After testing the water, they will be able to tell you what your water needs.

Temperature Fluctuations

If the temperature of your hot tub water doesn’t stay where you set it, and your hot tub cover fits and is used properly, it’s likely your hot tub heater is the culprit. This is always a job for the professionals. Call your dealer to schedule a repair immediately.

Jet Pressure

If your tub’s jets are malfunctioning, the first order of business is to check them for calcium build up or debris and clean them thoroughly. If this doesn’t help, check your filter. If it’s due for a change, putting in a new filter will likely solve the problem. If the jets are still acting up, then it’s time to call a professional to check the tub’s plumbing lines and filter for damage.

Control Panel

If your control panel is consistently flashing error codes at you, it could be a sign of any number of issues from your filter needing to be replaced to your circulation pump malfunctioning to problems with your pressure switch. Once again, if you’re not an electrical expert, don’t try to address these issues yourself. Give the pros a call to ensure your tub is fixed right.

Spa Crafters in Texas

Although the information in this article can certainly help you to identify the problem or get an idea of what it might be, the best way to determine the root cause of the issue is to schedule a hot tub service appointment.

The experts at Spa Crafters in San Antonio want you to enjoy your hot tub free of worries and maintenance concerns. Offering the best spa service in San Antonio, our experts will keep your hot tub and/or swim spa in tip-top shape. If you have questions about hot tub or swim spa maintenance, get in touch with us today. Our expert staff is always on hand to help you with all of your spa needs, from hot tubs and matching accessories, to backyard leisure products and everything else in between.

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