San Diego Hot Tub Pump Repairs Above-Ground
When it comes to your hot tub pump there is never much thought. That is until the hot tub pump stops working. Without the hot tub or spa pump, you cannot get any heat or jetting for the water. A non-functional pump does not allow the spa or hot tub water to move through the heater or heat elements. Basically the pump is the heart of any hot tub or spa. Below we will discuss this San Diego hot tub customers issues and what hot tub repairs were needed to get back up and running.
Hot Tub Pump Failed In San Diego Due To Neglecting The Water Level
When we were called out to look at the problem with the hot tub pump, the customer stated that the night before he noticed the water level was rather low. They were out of town for some time and no one was maintaining the hot tub and checking the water levels. When they did arrive back from their vacation, they immediately added water to the hot tub so that they could enjoy it after a long flight back to San Diego.
Little did they know that due to the water levels be low for an extended period of time that the hot tub or spa pump had been running without enough water to flow through it. As the couple got into the hot tub, they quickly noticed a high pitched noise coming from the hot tub cabinet. As with most hot tubs or spas, the equipment such as the controls, the heater, and one if not multiple hot tub or spa pumps.
That night, the couple was able to use the hot tub as the pump was working allowing the water to heat up. Regardless of the inconvenient noise they were determined to use the hot tub. Jokingly, they told us the noise was well worth the relaxation gave them after their flight home. That next night when they went to use the hot tub, they noticed the water was again cold. They then noticed that they were not able to turn on the hot tubs pump. When they went to check to see if the breaker was popped, they stated it was. When they tried to reset it, it would not hold. That is when they decide to call to have a complete hot tub diagnostic. This was to determine exactly what hot tub repairs were necessary.
What San Diego Hot Tub Repairs Were Made
After we came out to diagnosis this particular San Diego hot tub, we found that the main circulation pump was burned out. Due to its age and overall condition, we recommended replacing the hot tub pump with a new complete pump. This repair required more than to just replace the hot tub motor. Not always will we recommend replacing the hot tub pump with a complete unit unless it is in poor condition. The costs of the new pump out ways the chance of the old one failing again in the near future.
As with most hot tub pump repairs, were are often able to use the existing connections preventing us from having to cut into the spa or hot tubs plumbing. Not always is this the case but when it is, we are able to reduce the installation time of the new hot tub pump a bit saving some labor expense for the customer. With hot tub or spa repairs, we have a supply or distribution center in San Diego that allows us to access the necessary parts in a timely manner. This is when it is a part that we do not carry on our truck. Due to the access we have to spa and hot tub parts, we are usually able to get the hot tub and spa repair s made within 24-48 hours. That is unless the parts needed have to be special ordered.
Once we determined what parts were needed along with the replacement pump, we sent this san Diego hot tub customer a written quote. Once accepted, we scheduled the repair, ordered the pump and parts and were out the next day to perform the necessary hot tub repairs. Due to the lack of hot tub maintenance that was being performed while this San Diego customer was out of town, they also hired us to perform a hot tub drain and clean. Once all the work on the hot tub was complete,the customers were back to using their hot tub without any other issues.
Preventing Hot Tub Repairs In San Diego
We always recommend keeping a close eye on the water level of your hot tub or spa along with always making sure that the chemical sare being taken care of correctly.As with all small bodies of water that are heated to high temperatures,you do not want bacteria issues to cause harm to family and friends.
If you have any questions about a spa or hot tub repair or need to schedule a service call, we can help. Give us a call directly or feel free to fill out our contact form and we will get in touch with you. Regardless of the type of hot tub, spa, or swim-spa, we are able to handle all makes and manufacturers of spa and hot tub repairs or new spa and hot tub equipment installation.