Hot tubs can be considered as one of the greatest inventions of human technology since it helps people to get a more convenient life. After a hard day’s work, one can just soak in a hot water bath and forget about all the stressful events that had happened. In addition to that, there are also some health benefits hot tubs can give, such as the hydrotherapy where the main element is the flowing water coming from the water jets (a common feature of hot tubs). Here, the flowing water serves as a massaging streams of water concentrated to different parts of the body. It sounds great to have all of these benefits, but once your hot tub encounters a problem, all of these seem to go away.
You will notice that after a long while of using your hot tub, there will suddenly come a time where a part of it begins to malfunction. One important part of hot tub that you would not want to get broken is the hot tub pump. If this part gets broken, it is imperative to repair it immediately, if you still want to use your hot tub. Usually, hot tub pumps get broken after five years of working, so expect yours to fail once you have reached this long. However, you can actually prolong the life of your hot tub pump by diagnosing it occasionally. Observing how your pump behaves is actually one way on how you can monitor the possible emergence of a problem in the future.
Observing your Hot Tub
There are typical signs of wear and tear of the hot tub pump. One of them is when the water already leaks. Water usually leaks whenever there are cracks in the housing of the pumps. More to that, if the screws or fittings of the pump is not very tight, water may find its way through it. If you leave it that way, this problem will get bigger in time. Consider replacing the housing of the pump if it has lots of cracks and looks more like a shower than a pump.
Another sign of hot tub pumps getting broken is the presence of annoying noises like the rattle of metal. This could mean a clog in the water system since it constrict the smooth movement of the water as it circulates. In addition, check the fitting because the vibrations of the pumps might dislocate the screws in their place, resulting to the noises.
Another sign is when your pump already overheats. The amount of heat that your pump produces should be tolerable. If it feels like it is going to explode because of its high temperature, switch the hot tub off and immediately consult an expert.
Once you have identified the problems related to your pump, you can either replace some of its parts or you can replace the pump completely.
Replacing hot tub pumps
One of the easiest way on how you can replace your hot tub pump is by purchasing the same pump as your previous one. You can actually buy it at the shop where you bought the hot tub itself. You can also try buying from other shops as long as it can fit with the type of pump your hot tub requires. There are just some specifications that should be met, such as the port opening and the HP rating.
However, when you bought the same type of hot tub pump as your previous one, you should consider that it had broken in the past due to some problems. If the reason why it broke cannot be prevented, and if the time it was usable before it had broken was long, then you can still buy the same model. But if the problem is very minor and it actually had broken just because of that, consider upgrading to a higher level of pump. You can replace your pump even with different brand so do not restrict yourself from looking at other types.