How To Repair A Hot Tub Leak? How to Locate and Fix Hot Tub Leaks.
Ask any hot tub owner, and they’ll tell you that finding a leak in their hot tub is the one thing that can turn a good day into a horrible one (or when your hot tub is full of foam). Because these leaks are so difficult to discover, you may end up spending the entire afternoon looking for one, giving you all the more reason to scream, “Why?!?” Today, we’ll go over the most common reasons of a hot tub leak and what you can do to keep it from happening.
Before we get started, keep in mind that when purchasing a hot tub, you should be aware of your warranty options. hot tub purchases can be risky, and you’ll want to be protected if you have a problem with a leak.
How to Spot a Leak in a Hot Tub
Using dye or food coloring to color the water is a common approach to locate where the leak is coming from. Wherever dark water appears initially should be the source of the leak.
Another method is to let the water level drop (while the hot tub is turned off) and then monitor where the water level drops and stays. This will assist you in determining the level of the leak and moving forward with your investigation.
For large leakage, these methods may be effective. For individuals who are less solid, it may not be that simple. If this is the case, you’ll need to figure out where the crime took place and who was responsible.
How to Repair a Leaky Hot Tub
A hot tub leak can occur for a variety of reasons and in a variety of locations. If you haven’t yet figured out what the problem is, it’s most likely one of the following:
The Most Common Causes of Hot Tub Leaks and How to Fix Them
The circulation pump is one of the most common places where a hot tub leak might occur. If you’re going to inspect this spot, make sure the power is turned off and that there’s no water leaking under the pump.
The shaft seal, unions, or the volute are the most common reasons of leaky pumps:
If the shaft seal fails, you can order a replacement seal without having to replace the complete pump.
A union fitting is a three-part connector found at the entrance and exit of a building. It could merely require tightening (don’t use a wrench! ), the o-ring could need adjusting, or you could need a new one.
If the volute, which is where the impeller is situated, is the problem, you will most likely need to replace it.
Having said that, it’s also possible that your pump has to be replaced entirely.
The Heater: If the pump did not exhibit any evidence of leakage, the heater could be the source of the problem. The heater, the pressure switch, and other components are all included within the heater, and any of them could be the source of the problem. It’s possible that a single component can be replaced, but you’ll almost certainly need to replace the heater as a whole or hire someone to repair it.
Hot tub valves come in a variety of styles, each with its own set of repair procedures. Some hot tubs have valves put on one side of the pump so that water isn’t drained or shut off when the pump needs to be repaired. Other valves feature chambers that are bolted together with a gasket between them, which has been known to fail and leak. Inspect all of the valves on your hot tub and replace any that need to be replaced.
Connections: Make that all pipes, jets, and other connections are in good working order. Some connections are simple to tighten or seal, while others may require a complete replacement. If your gasket fails, make sure you get the correct parts because various gaskets are required for different types of hot tubs. Do you have a PVC pipe with a crack? Plast-Aid is a hidden jewel that seals fractures and holes and becomes stronger than the PVC pipe itself!
Hot Tub Shell: Because most hot tub shells are built of tough fiberglass with additional layers, you’d think a leak would never happen. The problem is frequently caused by a jet or other component attached to the shell, rather than the shell itself. Plast-Aid can be used to seal holes or cracks in the spa shell if there is a leak.
Inspection and Repair of Hot Tubs with Hot Springs
Spokane Hot Tub Repair Pros, we’ve got your back when it comes to hot tub leaks. If you need assistance locating or repairing a leak, contact our Spokane office at 509-581-5312 and or contact us our service crew would be happy to assist you! Our knowledgeable experts have worked with a variety of hot tub and spa systems and can help with both residential and commercial difficulties. We hope to be of assistance to you!