Hot tubs can be quite expensive, especially if you are looking for a high quality one. This is the reason why you need to take proper care of it when you eventually purchase one. When you take care of it very well by maintaining the major parts, it will last for a long time. It requires constant monitoring and checking. Once you discover any part that is not working as it is supposed to, you can easily change it before it affects all other parts.
Hot Tub Parts That Need To Be Checked
Hot tubs have many parts, but the most important ones are the pump, heater, filter and the control system. Most hot tubs also come with jets that are used for hydrotherapy purposes. These are the most vital part of the hot tub that requires adequate care because they are the parts that enables the hot tub to function properly. Therefore, if any of these parts stops working, it will be noticed instantly as it may end up affecting all other parts.
Functions of Different Hot Tub Parts
Hot tubs have a pump for circulating the water around the tub. This part uses the jets to filter the water. This pump has two modes of operation i.e. high speed or low speed. The high speed is used for operating the jet, while the low speed is used for filtering the water. Hot tubs have different numbers of pumps depending on its size.
The hot tub’s spa pack, which is the control, helps the pump, the jet, heaters and the fitters to function together in harmony. This control system assists users to be able to change the water temperature when they are in the tub or outside of it. If the control fails to function normally, all the other parts of the tub will not function well too. This is because there will be no way to change the operations of all the hot tub parts.
The hot tub’s control is also responsible for switching on and off the lights and powering up the ozonator.
The heater in the hot tub helps to heat up the water to a warm temperature that is required by the user. As the water moves around in the tub, the heater warms it up. The heater continues until the desired temperature of the water is reached. The recommended temperature of the hot tub’s water is around 104oF. This is the ideal temperature because it prevents the user’s body from losing its water or getting hurt while in the hot tub.
The filter in the hot tub is used for filtering out dirt or debris that is inside the water. The filter’s work is to keep the water clear and clean. Most people add chemical to the water to eliminate small bacterial or contaminants from the water. This is because the filter cannot eliminate every thing from the water.
However, recent hot tubs have a device called the ozonator. This is used to filter impurities out of the water. Current hot tubs are produced with the ozonator. It uses a different kind of light to produce the ozone. The ozone is then incorporated into the water through a little venturi. The ozone’s work can be compared to that of Bromine or chlorine as it eliminates organic materials. Once your hot tub has ozonator, you will not need chemicals to filter the water. The ozonator is controlled by the hot tub’s pack or control system.
Other parts of the hot tubs are the hydrojet, the cabinet, blowers and the hot tub’s lights. The hydrojet is a nozzle that absorbs air in and is connected to a valve. This connection produces air bubbles. The hydrojet makes it possible for users to have hydrotherapy. Blowers are commonly found in older models of hot tub. It works by creating air bubbles in the water and acts like the hydroject.
Now you know the different parts of the hot tub. It is time for you to give your hot tub constant check up so that you can use it for a long time. If you neglect it and a part becomes defective, it will likely affect other parts as well, creating a big problem for your hot tubs.