Often, spa owners shut off their hot tubs for the winter months. If you have an older model, this may mean that there is a lot of maintenance to do to prepare for summer. As such, it may be a good idea to do repairs and upgrades to your hot tub before the weather gets warmer. The following spa services will help you repair and upgrade your hot tub before you start using it:
Inspecting the Hot Tub For Leaks
If your hot tub has been sitting over the winter months, it may develop issues with leaks. Therefore, you will want to inspect it for leaks that need to be repaired. Some of the areas where you may need to have leaks repaired include:
- Failing seals around equipment
- Damaged plumbing
- Problems with fittings leaking due to damaged O-rings
The leaks with hot tubs often start around plumbing, which will require repairs. Winterizing your spa to remove the water from the pipes can help prevent some of these issues.
Inspecting and Replacing Spa Insulation
There are also issues with the spa insulation that you are going to need to deal with. The problem is that the spa insulation can get wet, which will cause it to not insulate as it should. Options to upgrade the insulation of your spa include:
- Insulation around the spa shell
- Insulation in the cover taking on water
- Equipment with missing insulation
The spa insulation becomes less effective if it gets wet. Therefore, you may occasionally remove skirt panels where insulation gets wet to ensure it stays dry. This will ensure the insulation works as a thermal barrier to reduce energy consumption.
Replacing Covers and Repairing Finishes
Over time, the cover of your spa can wear out, and it may be outdated. Therefore, it may be worth an investment in a new cover. There are several spa cover options that you may want to ask about, including:
- Economy covers that are affordable
- Insulated folding hardcovers (ideal for larger spas)
- Automated covers that can be operated with a remote
The cover of your spa should always be on it when you are not using it. This ensures the spa is safe and reduces thermal energy loss. If you have small children, it may also be wise to invest in a cover with a lock to ensure it can't be opened.
Repairing and Updating Spa Equipment
You may also need to repair and update spa equipment. Today, the equipment that you can install with a hot tub is much more efficient and gives you options for extras. Some of the equipment upgrades that you may want to have done to your spa include:
- Hot tub motor with variable-speed design
- Efficient hot tub heater
- Extra lighting, radio, and luxury features
The modern spa equipment can make your spa more efficient and easier to maintain.
The repairs that your spa needs may be a great opportunity to invest in upgrades and improvements. Contact a spa service to begin these repairs, maintenances, and upgrades to get your hot tub ready for warmer weather.