Signs That Your Hot Tub Or Swim Spa Needs Repair

If your hot tub or swim spa is showing signs of trouble, there’s no need to panic. Many issues are easy to take care of, allowing you to save money while also enjoying your hot tub or swim spa for years to come.

Recognizing warning signs is the first step to preventing the need for costly repairs. There are several key things that can indicate your hot tub or swim spa is in need of repair. If you notice any of these symptoms, give our team a call at one of our locations in Roseville, Granite Bay, Shingle Springs, Grass Valley and North Auburn and we’ll be happy to help!

A slow or low flow of water is often a sign of an airlock in your pump. To fix this, you’ll need to drain and clean your filters and check for any debris in the piping. Once the filters are clear, the water should begin to flow again. If the problem persists, it’s likely a problem with your water chemistry which can corrode pump seals and cause circulation problems.

Another common hot tub or swim spa problem is a leak in the plumbing. If your hot tub is losing water, you may want to start by checking the temperature settings and ensuring the filters are clean. If the leak is in a line of plumbing, it may be more difficult to diagnose and repair, as water will tend to take the path of least resistance. If the leak is in a major component like the pump, however, this can be more expensive to repair.

Error codes in your control panel are another indicator that your hot tub or swim spa is in need. While these error codes can be tricky to diagnose, a trained technician can usually easily resolve them. However, some errors are more serious and will need immediate attention from a qualified swim spa professional.

If you’ve noticed a humming sound coming from your spa, it is typically a sign that your pump’s bearings need to be lubricated. While this isn’t a big issue to fix on your own, it can be an indicator that the pump is starting to wear out.

Hot tubs and swim spas are often completely encased in decking or stone and this can make servicing the equipment a challenge. Whenever possible, try to place your hot tub or swim spa where you can gain access to the majority of its components, especially the ozone generators and UV sanitizers.

It never makes sense to replace your hot tub or swim spa if there’s an easy and affordable repair solution available. Likewise, it also doesn’t make sense to repair a hot tub or swim spa that is older than it needs to be or would cost more to repair than it is worth. For more details on hot tub and swim spa repair and maintenance visit