Three Signs Your Spa Needs To Be Serviced

When it's time to relax and unwind for the day, few activities can yield the same pleasurable benefits as resting in a spa. However, this statement is only true when the spa is functioning correctly. If your unit is malfunctioning, the opposite is often true. Being able to quickly recognize an issue can help you get your spa back in proper working order faster and prevent additional repair expenses. Make sure you know what to look for.  

Low Pressure

One of the factors that makes a spa so relaxing is its high powered jets. When you turn these jets on, you expect the water to come out at full force. If this doesn't happen, this is an indication that you're experiencing pressure issues. The most common reason for this issue is simple – a clogged filter. Dirt, hair, oil and other debris can get lodged inside the filter. Eventually, the filter gets closed and the amount of water that is able to pass through decreases. The decrease in water flow in turn limits the rate at which water is able to pass through the jets. Make sure you are cleaning your filter periodically.

Power Outages

If your unit seems to unexpectedly loose power, this is often due to a water leak. Spas are designed with seals that work to prevent water from reaching the area around your motor. However, they can fail when a spa is very old or if it is moved.

In order to protect you against electrocution, the area around the motor and other electrical components is protected with a GFCI breaker. The GFCI breaker is basically designed to detect the presence of water, and as a result shut down power to prevent injury. If your unit keeps powering off, this is likely due to water that is seeping into this area.

Reduced Heat

Proper water chemistry isn't just important for your comfort and the protection of your health. Proper water chemistry also plays an important role in the operation of your spa. One indication that you have a chemistry issue on your hands is a failed heater. If the pH levels of the water fall too low, this can cause the water to corrode the heating element.

Once this corrosion sets in, the efficiency of the heating element will decline and then it will eventually fail. Once this happens, not only do you need to restore the chemistry of the water but also replace the element. 

At the first sign of an issue with your spa, make sure you are reaching out to a service professional. To learn more, visit a website like