To repair a spa tub, first diagnose the problem. Common problems include spa tubs that just do not run, continuously move on low speed or leak. Once you have identified the problem, refer to the spa tub's user manual for self-repairs. If the manual's troubleshooting tips do not work, call a professi
In a 2013 Readers' Choice List compiled by Lisa Hallett Taylor for About, Coast Spas was named as the best brand of hot tubs to buy. Runners-up included Bullfrog Spas and Hot Springs Spas. The brands were rated on factors such as design, style, company reputation, available features, range of produc
If the hot tub has operational problems, first look at the power cord for damage. Sometimes the power cord may become frayed, resulting in difficulty turning the hot tub on.
Although the task of moving a hot tub is best left to expert movers, the job can be done with the help of several strong individuals to do the heavy lifting and a few tools to make moving the tub relatively easier. A hot tub can weigh anywhere between 1,200 to 1,500 lbs., so care must be taken to en
Read through the instruction manual, unplug and remove all wiring, take apart the tub skirt, drain the water, and remove the tub. If discarding the spa, cut the tub apart. Otherwise, seek help with rolling the tub away.
Clean a hot tub by removing the filter and adding a biofilm line-flush product. After the product circulates, drain the tub with a submersible pump, wipe it with vinegar, and refill the tub with fresh water. Install a new filter and chemicals, adjusting as necessary.
Hot Spring, Cal Spas and Lifesmart are popular hot tub manufacturers, according to a March 2015 Consumer Search comparison. Coleman and Comfort Line Products are also well-recommended brands.
Prepare the base for a hot tub by pouring a concrete pad. Excavate the ground, build the concrete form and add reinforcement steel before pouring. Allow sufficient time for the concrete to cure before installing the new hot tub.
To build a hot tub cover, cut two sheets of plywood and add insulating padding, marine vinyl and fabric to cover the whole lid. Use an outdoor fabric or marine vinyl to protect the cover from the elements.
To wire a hot tub, contact a local inspector, inspect the service panel, run the wiring, connect the hot and neutral wires, wire the disconnect box and connect the hot tub wiring. Have your work inspected by a licensed electrician before turning on the hot tub.