Having a hot tub in your home is surely a good way to start relaxing. Aside from the relaxing feeling and the time for relaxation and reflecting about what is already going on with your life, soaking yourself in a hot tub is actually giving you a lot of health benefits, such as removal of dirt and toxins that have been trapped inside the pores of your skin. Peacefully, you think of life and its wonders, then suddenly, your hot tub stopped working. Lots of questions draw you back to reality, like is there a problem, or can it be fixed? But before you get stressed because of your hot tub not functioning well, you should consider learning how to troubleshoot you r own hot tub.
When the time comes that your hot tub is no longer working properly, hot tub troubleshooting becomes necessary. But if you do not have what it takes to fix your hot tub, then perhaps calling a more experienced individual would help you more. There are lots of professional help that you can get out there, starting from the place where you bought your hot tub. Although contacting and eventually hiring a professional in troubleshooting our hot tub would surely cost you, just put in your mind that if you do the job of fixing your hot tub all by yourself, you can just make the problem bigger, possibly until to the point where just buying a new hot tub solves the case. However, it doesn’t hurt learning how the process of trouble shooting works, so here’s a basic guide to it.
Troubleshooting your hot tub
In troubleshooting electrical equipment, it important to first check if electric current flows through it. The device used here is called the multimeter, but it also has other functions such measurement of electrical resistance. Other tools that are usually required are pliers and screw drivers, among other. However, these tools are just for preliminary test for the trouble within the equipment. There are steps after which you would only know by then which part is problematic. Remember that proper knowledge of the measuring tools are required.
Using the multimeter
One of the most useful tools in electrical equipment, such as hot tub troubleshooting is the multimeter. By using this equipment, you could know if an electronic part of the whole hot tub is broken. Before using this though, it is important that the electrical equipment is continuous, meaning it has no broken or unconnected part inside, because if it has, it is already the problem.
There are two most commonly tested parameters in the multimeter – the voltage and the resistance. Voltage is the potential difference between two points in the equipment, which are usually the two terminals (positive and negative). If you want to test the hot tub heater, you can do the isolation of the heater from the hot tub body first, then check for the two end terminals. Professionals know that electric supply should be turned off once this operation starts, because it could bring harm or more damage to the equipment. By setting the multimeter on the voltage mode and by measuring the value between the terminals, the displayed value on the multimeter can be compared with the voltage that it should produce, usually indicated in the hot tub manual. If the displayed value is the same, then it can be partially said that the equipment is in good condition. Another parameter that is measured using multimeter is the resistance of the equipment. This is the opposition of the electrical equipment to the flow of electricity, which is an important parameter in electronics because by knowing the resistance, the amount of electricity that can pass through it at a certain time interval will be known. The resistance can also be found in the manual, so the two values can be compared to see if there is any discrepancy.
If the electrical equipment has no problem, check for other parts now. Try to look at the filter if it still works, maybe it is already ripped off that it already needs replacement. Hot tub troubleshooting is advisable to be done by experts because there are lots of areas where the hot tub might be malfunctioning.
Having a hot tub has a lot of benefits, but proper care and maintenance of it really counts after all. To serve you longer, be sure that you are constantly checking for the parts of your hot tub to see if there are already problems, no matter small. But small problems are hard to find sometimes, which makes most people wait for the bigger problems to come up. However, worry not because there are experts in the field of hot tub troubleshooting to help you regain the luxury that is your hot tub.